Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gwendolyn Kelly

Gwendolyn Kelly
Speed Art Museum
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Sector: Non profit/Civic

From Louisville? Homegrown - I was born in the Louisville/Southern Indiana region and have lived here all my life.

Board or volunteer service, past and present:
Metro United Way, Breaking New Grounds
California Neighborhood Curious Citizen-at-large

Areas of expertise: Computers/Technology, Education/Training, Grant Writing, Research/Evaluation, Written Communication
Areas of interest:  Arts, Community Improvement, Economic Development, Education, Health, Housing, Philanthropy, Grantmaking

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  1. Fellow Connectors … Please come out and view my newest artwork. Thanks Gwen

    Gwendolyn Kelly: “Meditations on Houses and Other Everyday Objects” in the Kentucky School of Art Gallery

    February 26 – April 8, 2012

    Gallery Hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday

    Kentucky School of Art is located on the NW corner of Third Street and Breckinridge Street.

    Gwendolyn Kelly is a curious MultiPurposeWoman who thinks too much. She wonders about the objects people throw away and the things they leave behind as they move through life.

    She questions her own everyday decisions to put potentially useful items in the trash. She picks up litter and too often finds things on the street and keeps them for possible later use.

    The works in this show are meditations on everyday objects. They were prompted by Gwen’s growing concern about the number of abandoned properties in Louisville.

    The pieces include … Shelter, a mixed-media collage incorporating a window from the now demolished house that use to be next door to Gwen’s home.

    Abandon, a beaded curtain inspired by Tibetan Prayer Flags and representing 16 forgotten houses on West Kentucky St.

    The Postcard Prompt Project, a crowdsourcing experiment to remind owners about their abandoned property.

    Property Protection Amulets, fiber collages available for barter.

    Gwendolyn L. Kelly is a visual artist and life-long learner with a B.F.A. & a M.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Louisville.

    She has participated in many exhibitions including FortuneTeller, a one-woman show at Spalding University’s Huff Gallery, KY Jelly at Swanson Reed Contemporary, L is for Louisville!: A Children’s Abecedary & Art Book at The Green Building, Model Homes and Habitats at Bernheim Forest, the Water Tower Annual, and the African American Invitational Art Exhibition at Actors Theater.

    Since October 2005 Gwendolyn has hosted a weekly open-to-the-community jewelry making studio in the California Neighborhood in collaboration with ArtsReach Louisville – a program of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

    She has work included in Fiberarts Design Book Six and Seven published by Lark Books and has been awarded Artist Enrichment grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women.