Public art--Kentucky--Louisville

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Bibbs describes growing up in the California neighborhood in Louisville, teachers who mentored him in elementary and secondary school. He talks about Richard Hunt’s influence on his work, and his love of making public art. He discusses the “Firefighter's Flame” memorial, the ladder motif he uses in his work, the things he has learned about metalworking, the need for continued maintenance of public art. He also talks about the piece “Boogie Chillin’”, the developments in the Russell neighborhood, his teaching philosophy, the Commemorative Bridge piece for the Kentucky Human Rights Commission, the changes in public art he’s witnessed, the experience of what it takes to get a commission, what considerations he makes when taking on a job and he reflects on the role of public art in the community and debates about confederate monuments being removed.
Director of Communications for the Louisville Free Public Library talks reviews a list of public art works housed by the different branches of the library.
Carothers talks about her travels, her work before coming to the University of Louisville Art department and her work on Beneath the Surface public art project which was exhibited on the bank of the Ohio river.
Caudill discusses public art.
Duffy talks about his education, attending the Louisville Art Workshop, the Louisville School of Art, his friendships with Bob Thompson, G.C. Coxe, Fred Bond and Ed Hamlton. He discusses working at the Natural History Museum and for the Jefferson County Public Schools, creating a walking stick for a public art project, his commission for the Kentucky Arts Council, the mother and child theme in his work. He reflects on what public art is.
Duncan discusses his educational background, meeting Richard Hunt, creating Kae Mae--The Lesson from the Black Star for the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage in Louisiville, a bike stand he created at Fourth and Liberty, he reflects on public art versus art in a public place.
Long-time Louisville resident, C.J. Fletcher, created the Blight Out, Brighten Up project in 2012, a public art project in which community members created painted plywood boards used to secure vacant and abandoned buildings. Supported by Metro Louisville's Department of Inspection, Permits and Licenses and the Department of Public Works. Fletcher works in the Solid Waste Management Office of the Department of Public Works, Louisville Metro Government. Born in Nashville, TN, Fletcher was married to artist Eugene Fletcher. Eugene Fletcher died in 2014. More than 700 plywood boards have been painted to date. In addition to her employment with city government, Fletcher is painter who works in acrylic on canvas. Her husband, Eugene Fletcher was also an artist. C.J. Fletcher describes the project's origins, community involvement, and supporters. She discusses her art and Eugene Fletcher's art. She briefly mentions artists Ed Hamilton and William Duffy. Fletcher offers her views on public art and the creative process.
Gorman talks about his background and how he became an artists, his work at the Carnegie Center for Art and History. He discusses his relationship to sculptor Barney Bright, developing a retrospective of and cataloging Bright's work, public versus private art, Brights work on the Firefighters memorial, Bright's work at Cave Hill Cemetery.
Graf talks about his background, his collections of artifacts, his relationship with sculptor Barney Bright and working at the Bright foundry, sculpting the Louisville Cardinal Bird and the statue of J. Graham Brown in front of the Brown Hotel and other works, his research process before making a piece, how he chooses what "moment" to capture of a subject, creating a statues of Alice Lloyd and Catherine Spaulding, the joy of doing historical research for his projects.
Grissom discusses her work with public art in Louisville.