How did you first get involved with LVA?
I honestly do not recall. LVA seems to be woven into the fabric of the visual arts in Louisville. I probably joined as a function of donating to a fundraiser.
When did you first know that art was going to be a big part of your life?
I think this question has it backwards. Children seem to have an innate desire to create images. Like most kids, I could amuse myself endlessly by drawing. Those drawings evolved from scribbles to animals to cars to figures to portraits and back to scribbles. At some point, probably in high school, I realized that art was never going to stop being a big part of my life.
What does LVA add to your life?
So many things: a framework for collaborative projects; opportunities to interact with patrons and the public (Open Studio Weekend!); the ability to give back through fundraising efforts that support worthy art projects (Open Studio Weekend!); and generally a feeling of being part of a larger community.
How else are you involved in the community?
I do my part to uphold the image of us as a bourbon soaked people. And Forecastle.
Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.
Being abducted by a race of space aliens who are fascinated by human creativity, and to study the phenomena, they put me in a clean well-lighted space with unlimited food and art supplies to observe me making all the art I possibly can until they get enough data for their study at which point they time warp me back to where and when I was. And then I get up, have a cup of coffee and work on the NYT crossword puzzle.
Who is your favorite local artist?
Where would you like to see Louisville 10 years from now?
What neighborhood do you live in? What are some of your favorite things about it?
Downtown. I love the proximity to the bike trails along the river, Waterfront Park and NULU.
What three items would you bring to a desert island?
A fire extinguisher, a brick on a string, and some big warm blankets.
What advice would you give your past self if you could?
Don’t confuse punctuality with integrity.