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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.

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

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Ash Braunecker from Portland Museum came by to talk about A Secret History of American River People, which is a part of the "Afloat" series of exhibits happening in Louisville this year. There will be an opening reception Saturday 1-4pm, and the exhibit runs through August 3

A Secret History of American River People is a project to build a collection of personal stories of people who live and work on the river from the deck of a recreated mid-century shantyboat over a series of epic river voyages. The project examines the emerging crises facing current river communities dealing with economic displacement, gentrification, environmental degradation, and the effects of global climate change. 

“We make our way downriver in a rustic houseboat, built by the artists over two years, loosely based on designs from shantyboats in the 1940s, from largely recycled and reclaimed materials. People tell us that traveling on the river in an authentic shantyboat and taking the time to listen to people’s stories makes this project unique. This participatory art project inspires deep wonder and connects meaningfully with people’s personal histories.” - Wes Modes 

Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on Artxfm.com, 10-11am every Thursday to hear Keith Waits talk with artists.

The Secret History shanty boat in Tennessee.

The Secret History shanty boat in Tennessee.

We apologize that archive recording begins at the first song break.

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"Riverbank #1" by Ray Kleinhelter, oil on panel (2016)

"Riverbank #1" by Ray Kleinhelter, oil on panel (2016)

Ray Kleinhelter was in the studio this week to discuss painting on a boat, the new gallery he is building in New Albany, and his work on exhibit at Lenihan Sotheby International Realty. Tune in every Thursday at 10am to hear Keith Waits speak with local artists on LVA's Artebella on The Radio. WXOX 97.1 FM on the dial or stream at A R T x F M.com.