Creativity Sparked

When creating works of art, inspiration can take many forms. In this Wall Together exhibition, the students at the Shawnee Boys & Girls Club explored what sparks their creativity. Using a collagraph printmaking technique, eighty-seven students – ages six to eighteen – were asked to consider their sources of inspiration and create a quilt square symbolizing their creative inspiration. The individual squares were combined into three quilts, each representing the answers to the following questions: Who inspires you? Which place inspires you? What memory inspires you? The results reveal three colorful portraits of the Club and serve as a reminder that we can find inspiration everywhere.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana are out-of-school time providers, offering a safe haven for youth at their five locations in the metro area. They open their doors and their arms to kids ages six to eighteen, in a secure, positive environment.

Wall Together is an ongoing program that pairs Speed Art Museum educators with local non-profits and community organizations to create original artworks for exhibition at the Museum.


This project was made possible by the generous donations of Frank and Paula Harshaw, Christe and Randy Coe, and Kosair Children’s Charities.