‘Montage Lives!
 Our Artistic Past Informs The Future’

Since creating art is usually a lone endeavor, it helps to have friends. Ed Hamilton, William M. Duffy and Gloucester Caliman “G.C.” Coxe realized that back in the 1970s when they formed Montage, an African-American artist collective. The other original 13 members were Gretchen Bradleigh, Bill Buchannan, Janice Carter, Robert (Bob) Carter, Sylvia Clay, David Cooper, Eddie Davis, George Embers, Janet Finger and Andrew Jackson. The exhibition is featuring work by six of the Montage artists. Duffy recently did an online Q&A with LEO where he mentions how excited he is that Embers is showing in the exhibition. “I recently reconnected with [Embers who] started his art career at the same time as mine. His work is incredible and I’m hoping he can get some recognition from the general public at some point.” The opening reception is Saturday, Feb. 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with food, drinks and music by The Ron Jones Quartet.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16-MAY 19

1619 Flux: Art + Activism
Free
1619 W. Main St.
http://1619flux.org

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‘Montage Lives!
 Our Artistic Past Informs The Future’

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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