Shantyboating –February 2 Reception

Save February 2 for a special reception at the Garner Narrative Contemporary Fine Art for the friends of KWA. Artist Angie Reed Garner celebrates Kentuckian Harlan Hubbard’s life and work with Shantyboating. Her work begins from and returns to Harlan’s ethos of human dignity through self-determined labor with the central symbol of a shantyboat – a small crude houseboat from times now past. Garner paints allegories of conflict, injustice and resistance. Mules and boats counter hostile ideas about bootstrapping and homelessness. Invasive plants, fish and birds reference economic migration and refugees.

Shantyboating is just one part of “Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life,” a regional celebration of the Ohio River. “Afloat…” was inspired by the works of Kentucky’s Thoreau, Harlan Hubbard (1900-1988), and takes place throughout 2019 in several museums, galleries and academic organizations.

The Garner Narrative Contemporary Fine Art is located at 642 E. Market St. Louisville, KY 40202.