Overview

We believe that the cultivation of smart, skilled, conceptually rich and beautiful art is essential for the health and development of individuals and communities.  We have identified the need to provide creatives access to come up with new ideas and the support and funding to try them out.

We invested in Gibbs Rounsavall, a local artist and teacher well-known for his abstract enamel paintings exploring movement through pattern and color, to take on a new creative project outside of the studio and in public. Our investment in Rounsavall provides him with the resources to pursue his creative vision for a mural that we believe will have far-reaching implications for himself, his work, and the community.

Sunshine and Shadow by Gibbs Rounsavall

Sunshine and Shadow by Gibbs RounsavallSunshine and Shadow by Gibbs Rounsavall
Sunshine and Shadow by Gibbs RounsavallSunshine and Shadow by Gibbs Rounsavall
Sunshine and Shadow by Gibbs Rounsavall

How We Helped

In the summer of 2015, we started meeting with Rounsavall to discuss a potential partnership to design and install a large mural in the Shelby Park neighborhood of Louisville. We helped discover and confirm a building that would be used by Rounsavall as his canvas for a 750-square-foot mural. After selecting a building, Rounsavall began designing a small mock-up of the mural while our team assembled volunteers to help clean and prime the walls for the project.

Sunshine and Shadow by Gibbs Rounsavall

“The community becomes an active participant in the whole creative process and that has been very exciting. It is definitely going to steer my whole process into a new direction,” said Rounsavall.

We helped throughout the installation by funding, advising, and promoting Rounsavall’s work. After the completion of the mural, we hosted an event for the community to meet the artist and celebrate the new work. Our investments in the creative arts encourages artistic development, nurtures artistic creativity, and recognizes the contributions and inspiration individual artists make to the creative environment in a city.

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