‘West Coast Jazz’ By Deborah Spanton

Deborah Spanton is proof that being an artist is not a retiring-at-65 type of job. The Portland, Oregon, printmaker is in her 70s and still experimenting with media and style. Her influences are varied, including such artists as Wayne Thiebaud, David Hockney and Louise Bourgeois. Spanton’s main theme now is “reflecting upon the strange and unsettling mood in which those of us who call the United States home find ourselves living.”


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‘West Coast Jazz’ By Deborah Spanton

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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