Jan
1
to Dec 31

Carnegie Center for Art and History: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad

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Ongoing Exhibition

The Ohio was the symbolic and literal boundary between enslavement and freedom for thousands of African Americans. The exhibition is focused on the heroic contributions of the men and women of New Albany who aided the freedom seekers.


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Moremen Gallery: Dudley Zopp
Jun
7
to Jul 6

Moremen Gallery: Dudley Zopp

Dudley Zopp - Landscapes, Vessels and Jars / June 7 thru July 6

Moremen Gallery / 710 W Main, second level, Louisville.

Dudley Zopp returns to Louisville to participate in “AFLOAT: an Ohio River Way of Life.”

Dudley Zopp, former Louisville artist and Zephyr Gallery member, will exhibit this summer at the Moreman Gallery as another exhibition in the series of historic and contemporary art exhibitions celebrating the Ohio River, that are grouped under the banner of AFLOAT: An Ohio River Way of Life.

Read more about this exhibition HERE

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Oct
1
to Oct 1

Carnegie Center for Art and History: New Albany Flow Park

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Anticipated completion, fall 2019

A collaboration between the Carnegie and the community, the park will be placed beside the Ohio River between the Amphitheater and the Sherman Minton Bridge.  This non-traditional public art project features steamboat, bridges, and Ohio River Valley landscape and waterscape motifs.



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Kleinhelter Gallery: Work from the Ohio River
Mar
2
to May 4

Kleinhelter Gallery: Work from the Ohio River

Artist Ray Kleinhelter has long been inspired by the Ohio River, even refurbishing an old cruiser to be a floating studio.   Kleinhelter’s paintings and drawings balance between description of the river and its shoreline, and a concern for abstract order.  Kleinhelter’s gift for color and rhythmic composition make his work a vital addition to the long roll call of artists selecting the Ohio River Valley as their principal subject matter.  There will be an open house on March 2nd from 1pm-7pm.

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Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage: James Pate: Many Rivers to Cross
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage: James Pate: Many Rivers to Cross

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Artist James Pate's panorama depicting African American struggles for freedom from Africa to the Underground Railroad to Civil Rights protests in Louisville, will be put on view for the first time. There will also be a reception for other new permanent installations and lectures on Colonel Charles Young.

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Frazier History Museum: The Art of Drifting: the Watercolors of Harlan Hubbard
Feb
20
to May 5

Frazier History Museum: The Art of Drifting: the Watercolors of Harlan Hubbard

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The least-known, but arguably the best, of Harlan Hubbard’s artistic media are his watercolors. Fresh, improvisational, and spontaneous, Hubbard’s watercolors are visual equivalents to the lively, brief descriptions of the natural world found in his journals. Like Hubbard’s observations of the natural world, the watercolors are notable for their immediacy and for the artist’s enthrallment with the sights he encountered in his life along waterways. This will be the largest exhibition of Hubbard watercolors to date. The University Press of Kentucky is scheduled to publish a book on the watercolors in 2020. Opening reception on Sunday, February 24 , 2 - 4 pm.

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garner narrative contemporary fine art: Angie Reed Garner - Shantyboating
Jan
16
to Mar 29

garner narrative contemporary fine art: Angie Reed Garner - Shantyboating

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I had no theories to prove. I merely wanted to try living by my own hands, independent as far as possible from a system of division of labor in which the participant loses most of the pleasure of making and growing things for himself. — Harlan Hubbbard

Shantyboating begins from and returns to Harlan Hubbard's ethos of human dignity through self-determined labor with the central symbol of a shantyboat - a small crude houseboat from times now past.  Garner paints allegories of conflict, injustice and resistance. Mules and boats counter hostile ideas about bootstrapping and homelessness. Invasive plants, fish and birds reference economic migration and refugees.

Garner writes, "There is no simple read on the paintings because the territory I cover isn’t simple. Layered, multidirectional narratives ask a lot from people. I promise the works are lucid even when surreal; that’s metaphor at work. I demand my paintings be meaningful. I’m surprised by the beauty that comes about from painting as truthfully as I can about un-beautiful things."

Shantyboating is just one part of "Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life," a regional celebration of the Ohio River. "Afloat..." was inspired by the works of Kentucky's Thoreau, Harlan Hubbard (1900-1988), and takes place throughout 2019 in several museums, galleries and academic organizations.

The opening reception is concurrent with Currents: Contemporary Artists Along the Banks of the Ohio at Swanson Contemporary, with over a dozen regional contemporary artists reflecting on the Ohio River.

View the show online: 

http://angiereedgarner.com/shantyboating.html

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