‘Odysseys’ By Laurie Fader

An odyssey isn’t just an average trip, but a chaotic journey of twists and turns. The guide of Laurie Fader’s odysseys is a Vestal Virgin, an ancient Roman priestess dedicated to the goddess Vesta. “My Vestal Virgin,” Fader said, “evolved on large canvases as a kind of heroic figure embarking on odysseys relating to loss of freedom, uncontrollable climate change and fear. Current events resonate and subliminally determine epic journeys, such as traveling with immigrants across a desert in a ‘rat truck,’ or racing through a hurricane, [or children] being irreparably separated from their parents at the Mexican/US border.” The closing reception is Friday, Jan. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.


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‘Odysseys’ By Laurie Fader

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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