‘Modern Muse’

I once wrote that PYRO Gallery member Claudia Hammer “is one of those artists that fellow artists admire and students love. If you want to excel at your technique, take one of her classes. You’ll sweat, no doubt about it, but what you will learn will make you think you’re amazing.” She’s a standout in portraiture, figurative and still life, whether it’s in oil paint or pastel. Her guest in the “Modern Muse’ exhibition is Mary Dennis Kannapell, an artist who is best known for her ceramic sculpture. Her muses? Life, earth and our connection to it. Her work is mystical, yet grounded. Hammer and Kannapell will have artist talks on Saturday, April 21 at 11 a.m.


PYRO Gallery
1006 E. Washington St.

About the Author

‘Modern Muse’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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