LVAA’s April “Food for Thought” speaker is sculptor William Duffy

William Duffy

William Duffy

The April “Food for Thought” luncheon and lecture speaker is sculptor William Duffy. This installment of the Louisville Visual Art Association’s popular series is April 13.

Duffy, a Louisville native, began stone carving in the fall of 1979, a few years after graduating from the Louisville School of Art with a BFA in Painting. Driving home one day from his job as an exhibits preparatory for the Louisville Museum of History & Science, he stumbled upon what he believes led him to his destiny. A two-car accident had just taken place that caused one of the cars to smash into a bank’s marble column, breaking it into pieces. Marble remnants lay on the sidewalk and Duffy felt compelled to ask for a chunk. After taking the stone home, he pulled out a screwdriver and a hammer and began carving. Immediately, he knew he had found his calling. Learning from books and experimentation, Duffy taught himself to carve stone. 

After receiving several sculpture awards and many favorable comments on his sculpting ability, he began working as a full time sculptor. His figurative and abstract sculptures have won over 30 purchase or merit awards in exhibitions throughout the United States. 

Lunch is catered by Cafe Fraiche. Tickets are $20 for LVAA members and $30 for non-members. Reservations are required. Please ensure reservations by noon on Monday April 12 by calling 896-2146 x100.

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