A Colorful Life: Elder Prints with Kentucky Refugee Ministries

Kentucky Refugee Ministries
 A Colorful Life: Elder Prints

This exhibition is all about celebrating ourselves and our journeys. In these artworks, you can see the personality and values of each Elder in the colors, symbols, poses, and compositions.

The artists are from the Kentucky Refugee Ministries Elder Program where, over the course of eight weeks, they participated in a series of workshops led by printmaker Rudy Salgado, Jr. Each week, the artists created prints using various techniques and skills to create a final project: an elaborate self-portrait poster using only four colors: CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black). This style of art references old propaganda posters but, instead of using this technique to push a generalized message, they express their personal stories and sense of self.

Through the Community Connections program. The Speed Art Museum seeks to build and sustain extended relationships with local partner organizations through engaging and creative programming.

Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and opportunities and to promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community.

Grant funded by Aroha Philanthropies’ Seeding Vitality in the Arts initiative.

Photos taken at the exhibition opening on April 19, 2019.