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Upcoming Exhibitions and Events in June!

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, June 7 thru July 6, at the Moremen 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.

George W. Morrison,  George Lee and Pamela Maynard Willaims Hosea , 1848. Oil on canvas. Floyd County Library Collection.

George W. Morrison, George Lee and Pamela Maynard Willaims Hosea, 1848. Oil on canvas. Floyd County Library Collection.

Fri, Jun 14, 2019 - Sat, Aug 31, 2019

Gallery Hours: 9 AM-5PM

Opening Reception Friday, June 14 from 5-8 PM

This exhibition features many never-before exhibited objects from the Carnegie Center’s collection, as well as the Floyd County Library Stuart B. Wrege Indiana Room. Among the highlighted subjects will be the great steamboat Baltic that was built in New Albany and captained by the Meekin family. New Albany artist Ferdinand Graham Walker (1859-1927) captured the famous 1858 race between the Baltic and the Diana in his painting A Steamboat Race on the Mississippi. Other memorabilia include furniture that was aboard the same ship.


News from River Fields: Ohio River Sweep

Saturday, June 15, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MSD is sponsoring the 30th annual Ohio River Sweep on Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 9 a.m.-noon. Volunteers will be picking up trash along the shoreline, and MSD employees will provide them with bags and protective gloves at seven sites. Volunteers receive a free T-shirt and are invited to a cookout following the cleanup. This is a great family opportunity to teach your kids about environmental stewardship and it's fun! There are several sites to choose from and you can pre-register here.

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B. Deemer Gallery: Contemporary Portraits of the Ohio River

Fri, Jul 26, 2019 - Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Gallery Hours: Noon - 5:00 PM

Artists Reception: Friday July 26, 5-7pm

Paintings by Pam Folsom, Ellen Glasgow, Jan McKenzie Keen, Tatjana Krizmanic,  Cindy Overall,  Martin Rollins, David Shiner and Robert Stagg.


Mindful Mondays are Happening This Summer!

Calling all Paddlers! Mindful Monday is a three hour class teaching the basics of paddling, history of the Ohio River, and more. Click here for more info!


Take a True Adventure on the Ohio River

River City Paddlesports, REI Cincinnati and the Ohio River Recreational Trail Committee are seeking kindred spirits to paddle 30-foot-long voyageur canoes the full distance from Cincinnati, OH to Louisville, KY on the Ohio River Recreational Trail.   It will be long days and at times before dawn or night paddling on the beautiful Ohio River.  Each evening we will camp in river town campsites, a truck and trailer will meet us on the river carrying all the gear.  All the group equipment, canoes, paddles, life jackets, transportation and meals will be provided. Click here for more info!