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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Clare Hirn

Clare Hirn, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, received her masters in painting and drawing from the New York Academy of Art - Graduate School of Figurative Art. After graduating she worked for a mural design firm in NYC, learning the techniques of working large scale. Here in Louisville, Clare has had local one-person gallery shows, participated and received awards in many regional shows, and presently works out of her studio/gallery space in downtown Louisville. Her paintings and murals are in many private and public collections. Commissioned murals in public lobby spaces include “Integral Spaces” in the UofL Health Care Outpatient Center and Ohio River-themed murals in Waterfront Park Place. Clare’s mural projects with youth have complemented existing community programs in the Louisville area and she co-developed the Art for Health program using art and experiential activities to explore the theme of healthy food and sustainable agriculture.

"In search of pure, iron-free water, farmers in the frontier state of Kentucky began distilling what came to be known as bourbon, with its limestone rich water as the centering ingredient. Made of natural elements and cycles of the seasons, we have since elevated the surprising preciseness of bourbon to a slightly mystical status. Charred white oak barrel slats, pictures of oak trees through the appropriate number of seasons, rain and sun, and a diorama of the eight generations of the Samuels family (with Bill Samuels, Sr., the creator of Maker’s Mark, burning the old family recipe) are thus enshrined."