Member Monday

Member Monday: Andy Cozzens

How did you first get involved with LVA?

I volunteered in high school as an intern to Lisa Work. After returning from graduate school, I joined the membership committee and started an artist organization that worked alongside LVA.

 When did you first know that art was going to be a big part of your life?

I had a feeling at a very young age, my interest grew throughout high school, and I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do after my first semester in college.

What does LVA add to your life?

A sense of community within the art scene of Louisville. A springboard for launching new initiatives to improve the lives of artists, and thus improving the city of Louisville. 

How else are you involved in the community?

I live in Louisville. I teach Interdisciplinary Sculpture at KyCAD. I exhibit my work around Louisville. I volunteer on the Board at LVA. I often involve myself in programs that benefit artists and arts education. I am currently developing artwork to benefit health outcomes within the Smoketown Neighborhood through Project HEAL. I am collaborating with the Louisville Ballet. 

Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.

Wake up. Coffee. Read the newspaper. More coffee. Into the studio. Feed myself. Go Bowling. Eat dinner. Relax and reflect on the day. Bourbon. Sleep.

Who is your favorite local artist?

Carlos Gamez de Francisco

Where would you like to see Louisville 10 years from now?

I would like to see a city that artists want to live in. A city that supports their artists and values them as a necessary component of the city. The arts give the city it’s flavor- artists create the art- if you don’t support the artists- your city will be flavorless. I would like to see Louisville understand this within the next 10 years. 

What neighborhood do you live in? What are some of your favorite things about it?

I currently live in Portland. I love the proximity to downtown and living on the river.

What three items would you bring to a desert island?

Sketchbook. Pen. Knife.

What advice would you give your past self if you could?

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