Families from the Americana Family Education Program worked together to make creative art garden plots over six sessions. Each artwork is an abstract self portrait that expresses a personality trait of the artist through shape and color. For example, a pink heart may mean kindness and an orange spiral may represent creativity. Each session was led by artist Claire Krueger. She encouraged each family member to think deeply while creating with questions like “How do you treat the people around you? What do you like to do? What are your strongest characteristics?” In an English immersive class, families came together to express themselves beyond verbal language in order to grow together.
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.
Americana World Community Center bridges the gap from surviving to thriving for Louisville’s refugee, immigrant, and underserved populations by providing holistic services to build strong and healthy families, create a safe and supportive community, and help every individual realize their potential. They believe in human dignity, social justice, and holistic human development.
Project funded by Paula and Frank Harshaw and the William E. Barth Foundation.