Women artists

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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.
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.
Ogden discussed several public art projects that she developed with students from her community art class at Spalding University. The Memorial Park project was a multi-year project taking place over several semesters. Ogden details the individual art installations within the park including Strata, The Seasons, Creating Communities: Nature and the Inner City, the amphitheatre, and relief medallions. Includes brief history of architechtural pieces (bell, fountain and columns) which preceded the public art project and remained in the park. She discusses the value of community input prior to embarking on public art projects, and engaging community members in creating art. Ogden also discusses the mozaic mural project at the Metro Louisville Department of Corrections. She details the project's origin and how the design was developed with input from inmates, families, and correctional officers. Spalding University art students also collaborated on this project. Ogden notes several instances of community groups invited into the art making process. Throughout the interview, Ogden discusses the importance of public art to reflect the community's needs, narratives, and creativity.