‘Fall into Art’

Private collectors to show
Harlan Hubbard works at November exhibit

Howard Steamboat Museum
plans three events on Hubbard

Staff Report

(November 2007) – The sixth annual “Fall Into Art” exhibit opens Nov. 4 at the Howard Steamboat Museum and Mansion in Jeffersonville, Ind., and will feature the work of Harlan Hubbard. The exhibit runs through Nov. 25.

Harlan Hubbard Painting

Photo provided

Harlan Hubbard painted this
river-themed scene.

“Harlan Hubbard: The River’s Artist” exhibit will include many paintings from private collectors that are rarely seen by the public. Although the late Hubbard is widely remembered for his style of living on the fringe of society in Trimble County, Ky., he considered his art to be his profession. He and his late wife, Anna, lived off the land for more than 40 years on the banks of the Ohio River. They entertained many visitors over the years but relished their seclusion from the fast-paced world outside of Payne Hollow.
Hubbard also kept journals of his life in the woods and is known as much for his writings as his art. This exhibit will focus on his art.
The opening reception is planned for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, with a presentation: “Watercolors of the Ohio River Valley” by Flo and Bill Caddell from the Anna and Harlan Hubbard School of Living. The school is located in Frankfort, Ind. The Caddells knew the Hubbards while students at Hanover College.
Also, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, there will be a panel of “Reminiscences,” with audience participation encouraged.
Estill Curtis Pennington, Fine Art Consultant and leading expert on art in the border states and south, will deliver the final presentation of the series at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18.
“I plan to pay particular emphasis on artists who use the river as a metaphor for ongoing life,” Pennington said.
Pennington is also an author of several books on southern art and has been a curator at numerous museums, including the North Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
The Howard Steamboat Museum and Mansion is located at 1101 E. Market St., Jeffersonville. The Hubbard exhibit and presentations are free and open to the public during regular museum hours.

• For more information, call Yvonne Knight at the museum at (812) 283-3728 or email: hsmsteam@aol.com. Or visit: www.steamboatmuseum.org.

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