Staff Pick: ‘The Sixties – Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out!’ by Penny Sisto

If ever a decade was pivotal for textile artist Penny Sisto, it was the ‘60s. “Two words can sum it up: escape and ecstasy,” she said. Spoken like a true participant of the counterculture movement. She lived in a commune in California, where she met future husband jazz musician Dick Sisto. Her exhibition focuses on ‘60s life, including civil rights, counterculture people and spiritual growth. The opening reception is Friday, Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. Programs include talks with the artist, musical performances and discussions. Peace, baby.

FRIDAY, FEB. 16–APRIL 21

Carnegie Center for Art and History
Free
201 E. Spring St., New Albany
http://carnegiecenter.org

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Staff Pick: ‘The Sixties – Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out!’ by Penny Sisto

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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