Eric King from the Fund for the Arts, Louisville Visual Art Mural Art Program Director Katy Delahanty, and artists Braylyn Stewart & Ashley Cathey all joined me this Thursday to talk about the October 20 Imagine Mural Festival taking place in the Smoketown neighborhood. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on Artxfm.com each Thursday at 10am to hear Keith Waits talk with artists.
Eric King is the new Director of Communications and Engagement for the Louisville Fund for the Arts. King previously served as a Senior Strategist for C2 Strategic Communications, a News Anchor and Special Projects Reporter with WLKY-TV, Louisville’s CBS affiliate, and is currently a Board Member of the Bardstown Foundation for Excellence in Public Education, as a reporter, he earned three Emmy awards for reporting and an Edward R. Murrow award for documentary production.
Braylyn Resko Stewart Born in Youngstown Ohio but grew up all over the world. His Army veteran father was stationed in Germany when the Berlin Wall came down, which was a formative experience. He attended DuPont Manual High School and has remained in Louisville. Braylyn is a tattoo and mural artist whose work has been featured at The Speed Museum and at various other public events and locations around Louisville.
Ashley Cathey is a Louisville native whose paintings have brought her to prominence in a fairly short time after moving back to Louisville from Chicago. When she returned, she quickly found her footing and exhibited work in a group show at the Louisville Community Center, one of the Metro Parks community centers overseen by Portia White. From there, Cathey caught the attention of ArtsReach’s Julia Youngblood, who commissioned Cathey to create a series of portraits, which ArtsReach used for posters for their annual Keepers of the Dream celebration at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.
Katy Delahanty is a graduate of Cooper Union with a strong background in art, teaching and mediation. She is the Outreach Director and head of the Mural Art Program (MAP) for Louisville Visual Art and a member of the board of directors for the Portland Museum.