‘Permanent And Natural’

The Carnegie Center will reopen on June 15 with its “Permanent and Natural” exhibition still on display. It initially opened on Feb. 22, but due to the mandatory closings of COVID-19, could only be viewed virtually. Now you can see it in person again. The group show reiterates hair is a form of personal expression, along with clothing, makeup and jewelry. It goes further, stressing hair is also a cultural signifier, a part of community identity, and, in some circumstances, an artistic medium. The show features 11 artists, including locals James Russell May and Gabrielle Mayer as well as the Atlanta photographers Kahran and Regis Bethencourt of CreativeSoul. For all people with blue streaked hair and jewelry encrusted braids, this exhibition is a celebration of you. 

Monday, June 15 - Aug. 1

Carnegie Center for Art and History
201 E. Spring St., New Albany

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‘Permanent And Natural’

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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