How did you first get involved with LVA?
Joining LVA was one of the first things I did upon my return to Louisville in 2011. I first showed my work in Louisville that winter at LVA, for the Month of Makers exhibition in conjunction with Makers Mark.
When did you first know that art was going to be a big part of your life?
I was a bit of a late bloomer when it came to art. I didn’t connect with a particular medium until my last semester at University of Kentucky when I took my first photography class. It was my first job out of college at the Haitian Art Company in Key West that solidified my life with art!
What does LVA add to your life?
LVA has been a huge source of support to me for many years. They have promoted and exhibited my work, and provided teaching opportunities to me. LVA continually educates and inspires me with the introduction of new artists, concepts, and ideas. I love my weekly sessions with Artebella and PUBLIC radio!
How else are you involved in the community?
Currently I’m working with the Louisville Photo Biennial, teaching photography classes at underserved community centers throughout the Louisville Metro area. I am also a fixture in the local yoga community.
Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.
My perfect afternoon contains little yoga, a lot of cooking with my NPR Sunday shows in the background, some quality time outdoors as well as with my stack of library books. The day would end watching a film that I think about the next day!
Who is your favorite local artist?
I love the work of collage and assemblage artist Caroline Waite.
Where would you like to see Louisville 10 years from now?
I would like to see Louisville competing on a national level for creative, artistic, and entrepreneurial opportunities.
What neighborhood do you live in? What are some of your favorite things about it?
I live in Irish Hill. It’s a quick bike ride to most places I want to be in the city. While the area is in a constant state of transition, many of my neighbors have lived in Irish Hill for 30/40 + years!
What three items would you bring to a desert island?
A rain barrel, lacinato kale seeds and my citrus press.
What advice would you give your past self if you could?
Trust your intuition.