The Home of the Innocents is a private, non-profit agency in Louisville that provides the skills and opportunities by which vulnerable children and their families may improve their lives. Through their facilities and resources, the Home is able to offer many services, including a crisis shelter, residential care, and a therapeutic, loving foster care program. The Speed Art Museum partnered with the Home to create The Color of My World, the next Wall Together exhibit at Local Speed.
In this joint endeavor, Speed staff members helped guide a group of young women during a four- week exploration of collage. Participants were introduced to inspiring artists and a variety of techniques as they learned how to translate their individual perspectives into works of art through the intentional use of color and shape. Their thoughtful efforts resulted in final collages and poems that vibrantly express their unique journeys toward self-empowerment.