Cathy Shepherd and Peter Morrin joined us December 14 to discuss the work and impact of the late, great, Mary Ann Currier. Cathy was a former student and Peter was Director of The Speed Museum when a retrospective of Mary Ann's work was mounted there several years ago. Join us each Thursday at 10am for LVA's Artebella On The Radio on WXOX 97.1 FM/ A R T x F M.com.
On the Kentucky Women Artists Directory, the facts of Mary Ann Currier's life begin this way:
Married Lionel F Currier July 2 1949
Attended Chicago School of Fine Art 1945-1947
Louisville School of Art 1952-1962
Taught at Louisville School of Art 1962-1982
For many of us, that last line is the how and why of knowing her. She was not just our teacher, but an example of what a teacher should be: patient, wise, and filled with joy for the making of art - a vital influence for more than one generation of Kentucky artists. She was often the only woman studying art in a classroom of GI’s, and her two triumphant shows in NYC placed her in permanent collections that allow her work to remain online, forever archived, enabling her rich legacy to live on.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 8th, from 4 - 8 pm at Ratterman's Funeral Home in St. Matthews (3711 Lexington Road).
Watch a very worthwhile KET documentary on Mary Ann here.