C19: ART WORKS FOR KENTUCKY

19 visual, literary and performing artists with Kentucky ties are working with Calliope Arts to publish open editions of prints in response to this time. Hand-pulled lithographs, relief prints, screenprints, and etchings will be available for purchase on Calliope’s website. We will donate a portion of proceeds to Artist Relief Trust, a state-wide coalition initiative led by ELEVATOR Artist Resource to provide emergency assistance to artists in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

UPDATE: We're now selling prints in our Online Gallery. We publish prints as we receive work from participating artists, so shop now and keep in touch. 

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Participants include:

Anessa Arehart

Mary Carothers

Debra Clem 

Robby Davis

Hannah Drake

Chimel Ford

Albertus Gorman

Ed Hamilton

Jim James

Julie Leidner

Kathleen Lolley

Adrienne Miller 

Rebecca Norton

Joyce Ogden

Peter Price

Letitia Quesenberry

Natasha Sud and Gerald Dickerson

Richard Sullivan

Ron Whitehead with Howard Wilson

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Anessa Arehart

I’m a pop-folk / portrait artist living in rural Harrodsburg, Kentucky at Little Wing Hollow Art & Nature Sanctuary. Little Wing is the largest creative project I have ever undertaken and much of my time is spent creating and promoting nature immersion and outdoor educational experiences. When I’m not busy doing farm work, I am feeding my soul making art. Primarily a painter, I also enjoy carving an occasional block print. My art has always been autobiographical and is now almost exclusively inspired by nature where I spend 90% of my time living and working.

Robby Davis

Robby is an artist, designer, and illustrator from Louisville, KY who believes in taking pride in your craft. Whether it's applying brush strokes or pushing pixels, the goal is the same – stay inspired, get better, and have fun. For the better part of the last decade, his work has been split between UI/UX design work at his day job and illustration and branding work for freelance clients. He has a love for both disciplines and, for him, they very much inspire one another.

Ed Hamilton

Ed Hamilton is a resident of Louisville, Kentucky, where he runs his sculpture studio. Ed is a graduate of the Shawnee High School class of 1965 and a graduate of the Louisville School of Art class of 1969. Active in the Louisville community, Ed has taught workshops, held lectures at public schools, colleges and conferences. Hamilton has many works in both private and corporate collections including an original two foot model and a full bust of Sengbe Pieh from the courtroom side of the Amistad Memorial, and a bronze bust of a soldier from the Spirit of Freedom Memorial in the Speed Art Museum permanent collection in Louisville, Kentucky. The Exhibit, "Ed Hamilton’s Lincoln" opened at The Speed Museum in 2009.

Kathleen Lolley

Kathleen uses the word ritual to describe the process of creating art. Collecting forest debris, dancing, smelling flowers & forest bathing is all a part of the ceremony. The goal: to celebrate the interconnectedness of nature, spirit and the human experience. Items gathered during these activities end up being used in her shadow-boxes, animations and mixed media pieces. The variety of methods help her extract the essential meaning of a piece, to find its true form and expression, transforming old rituals into new ones. Inspired by ancient folk traditions, as well as her environment, Kathleen creates her own visual folk tales for modern times.

Joyce Ogden

Joyce Ogden is an artist based in Southern Indiana whose work explores the human relationship to the natural environment. Collection and experimentation inform her process where nature is often both subject and material. Ogden has been the recipient of grants and awards that include the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant Program and the Kentucky Foundation for Women Sallie Bingham Award. She is Dean at the Kentucky College of Art + Design in Louisville.

Letitia Quesenberry

Letitia Quesenberry lives and works in Louisville, KY. Through the play of material, process, surface and technology, her work surveys the boundaries of visual perception.

Natasha Sud & Gerald Dickerson

Natasha and Gerald own ShopBar together and quarantined together. This is their first collaboration on an art project.

Mary Carothers

Mary Carothers' practice is focused on the consequences of progress on nature and ecology as a form of healing. She received an Outstanding Public Art award from Americans for the Arts for her sculpture Beneath The Surface, was the recipient of an international merit award from Commission of Design and Architecture for her installation Floating Seeds and was featured on The Discovery Channel with collaborating artist Sue Wrbican for their community-engaged project The Frozen Car. Carothers received her BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She has been a Professor of Art at University of Louisville since 1998.

Hannah Drake

Hannah L Drake is a blogger, activist, public speaker, poet, and author of 11 books. She writes commentary on politics, feminism, and race. February 2019, Hannah was selected by the Muhammad Ali Center to be a Daughter of Greatness which features prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism, and pursuits of justice. Recently Hannah was selected as one of the Best of the Best in Louisville, Kentucky for her poem Spaces. Hannah’s message is thought-provoking and at times challenging, but Hannah believes that it is in the uncomfortable spaces that change can take place. “My sole purpose in writing and speaking is not that I entertain you. I am trying to shake a nation.”

Chimel Ford

Chimel's makes colorful artwork influenced by Pop Art. An artist with high-functioning autism, Chimel makes paintings and drawings that give a glimpse how he sees things. Many of his subjects are well-known and iconic.

Jim James

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Adrienne Miller

Primarily focusing on works on paper, Adrienne Miller’s recent studio practice explores using symbolic landscapes and abstract interior spaces to reflect on the psychology of our daily thoughts and interactions. She is currently a full time studio artist and the Exhibition and Project Coordinator at the Speed Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.  Her studio work has been exhibited across the U.S. and abroad.

Richard Sullivan

Richard Sullivan is an artist and former professional baseball player with the Atlanta Braves. His mission as an artist-athlete is to highlight the parallels between sports and art, connecting two seemingly divided worlds that, in reality, require the same sense of dedication, practice, and expertise.

Debra Clem

Debra Clem has exhibited in more than sixty group, invitational, and solo shows at the regional and national level since 1995. She has been the recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, as well as five individual grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Debra has received many internal fellowships and grants from IU Southeast, where she is a full professor, heading the painting area in the fine arts program.

 

Albertus 

Gorman

Best known for his artworks from the Falls of the Ohio, Albertus Gorman has been a longtime contributor to our area’s visual art community. He is on staff at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany and has chosen to do an etching for this project.

Julie Leidner

Julie Leidner is an artist, educator, and curator based in Louisville. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (MFA, 2010) and has been the recipient of a Great Meadows Foundation Grant, the Hadley Prize, and Kentucky Foundation for Women grants. Julie runs an experimental exhibition space in a garage in Old Louisville called Sheherazade. She currently works at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany IN as a museum educator.

Rebecca Norton

Rebecca Norton's studio practice encompasses 2D and 3D design, collaboration, digital modeling, and animation. Her work examines theories of synthesis and connectivity as they relate to the activity of reconstructing reality in vision and thought. She takes a special interest in color theory and problems of the mathematical intelligibility of natural phenomena.

Peter Price

Peter Price is an emerging self taught artist working in Louisville Kentucky. Since he became a member at Calliope Arts in January 2018, he has created a large body of work in a variety of mediums such as Relief Print, Screen Print, Monotype, and Illustration. You can contact Peter on Instagram @PeterPrints.

Ron Whitehead with Howard Wilson

Ron Whitehead, author of 24 books and 34 albums, is a poet, writer, editor, publisher, organizer, scholar, professor. His poems have been translated into 20 languages. In 2019, he was appointed State of Kentucky Beat Poet Laureate by the National Beat Poetry Foundation (serving from 2019-2021), and he was named as the first US citizen and fourth world-wide writer-in-residence, UNESCO Tartu City of Literature international residency program, Estonia.

RELIEF PRINTING

Artists to check out:  

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Sean Caulfield

Edmonton, Alberta

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Tugboat Printshop

Pittsburgh, PA

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Edie Overturf

Portland, OR

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Kasey Ramirez

Fayetteville, AR

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Artemio Rodriguez

Tacámbaro, Michoacán

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MAZATL

Mexico City

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Marit Berg

Tacoma, WA

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Sean Starwars

Laurel, MS

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Derrick Riley (dROCK Press)

Lexington, KY 

SCREEN PRINTING

Artists to check out: 

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Angie Lewin

Weybourne, England

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Ryan Standfest

Detroit, MI

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Nathan Meltz

Troy, NY

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Clare Halifax

London, England

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Sheperd Fairey

Los Angeles, CA

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Cricket Press

Lexington, KY

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Laurie Hastings

Kirkcudbright, Scotland

INTAGLIO

Artists to check out: 

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Joshua Jay Johnson

DeKalb, IL

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Shigeki Tomura

Morioka, Japan

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Rachel Singel

Louisville, KY 

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Tomiyuki Sakuta

Tokyo, Japan

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Koichi Yamamoto

Knoxville, TN

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Oleg Denisenko

Ukraine

LITHOGRAPHY

Artists to check out: 

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Althea Murphy-Price

Knoxville, TN

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Kathryn Polk

Tucson, AZ

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Michael Barnes

DeKalb, IL

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Jenny Schmid

Minneapolis, MN

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Aleksandra Kargul

Edinburgh, Scotland

 

 

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