The Common Wealth of Kentucky Project
It is a collection of human hearts that opened in an exploration of what makes us worthy and brings us together. While we could not represent every Kentuckian, we hope to reveal the overarching richness of the state and the commonality of the people who comprise it. There is so much to learn from those with whom we walk this earth. Inspired by Jo B. Robertson, artist Kelly Brewer’s mother, the year-long project is a study of the rich Kentucky experience that connects the humans who live here and the unique places they call home. Through the eyes, voices, and personal narratives of 70 people, you will learn and come to understand the commonwealth uniquely. The portraits are an impression of Kentuckians as they sat and told their stories while being painted from life. You can see the history in their eyes, read about what makes them tick and how each made their way. You can hear each voice share their story by pointing your smartphone camera at the QR code next to each work of art. Connect with each on a multisensory level and take away a sense of this Commonwealth of Kentucky!
Company / Organization
LexArts is Lexington’s premier cultural development, advocacy and fundraising organization working for the development of a strong and vibrant arts community as a means of enhancing the quality of life in central Kentucky.
161 N Mill
Hours of Operation
Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM • Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM • Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM • Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM • Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM • Saturday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Sunday: CLOSED