AFLOAT: An Ohio River Way of Life

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio: March 14, 2019

''House Boat on Ohio River,” by Cleveland, Ohio, painter/ceramicist Lawrence Blazey (1902-1999). Exhibited in 1933 at the 15th Annual May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art. Collection of Warren and Julie Payne.

''House Boat on Ohio River,” by Cleveland, Ohio, painter/ceramicist Lawrence Blazey (1902-1999). Exhibited in 1933 at the 15th Annual May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art. Collection of Warren and Julie Payne.

Peter Morrin & John Begley in the studio (they are always welcome), but in this instance they will be talking about the "AFLOAT: AN OHIO RIVER WAY OF LIFE" project, which exists at the moment as exhibits and lectures about Harlan Hubbard and shantyboats on the Ohio River. We also took time to remember Louisville artist Ann Stewart Anderson, who passed away last week.

Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com each Thursday at 10:00am to hear Keith Waits talk with artists and curators.

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Peter Morrin was the Director of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships at UofL from 2010 until his retirement in 2016. The Center sought to find ways in which the University could be of assistance to area arts and cultural organizations, and in turn, make those institutions more a part of the learning experiences of UofL students. Mr. Morrin also taught in the Department of Fine Arts, especially in courses serving the Critical and Curatorial Studies track in the Master’s Degree program.

Prior to coming to UofL, Mr. Morrin was a museum director for 25 years, including 21 years at the Speed Art Museum. 

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John Begley is a Freelance art worker (artist, curator, art services provider). He was Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art (Emeritus) Critical and Curatorial Studies graduate program coordinator at the Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville 2001 – 2014 (Retired) 

Prior to that he was Director, Louisville Visual Art Association for 19 years.

Together they curated:

The Art of Drifting: The Watercolors of Harlan Hubbard

The least known, but arguably the best, artworks in Harlan Hubbard’s body of work are his watercolors. Fresh, improvisatory, and spontaneous, they embody the lively, brief descriptions of nature found in his journals.

Frazier History Museum – running through May 5.

On this audio archive, the show begins at about 9:14.