History, Travel and Tourism, Uncategorized

The Perfect Middle Child is Central Kentucky

As we study this commonwealth, what consistently strikes me is the good-natured, gracious, almost neighborly quest for progress and prosperity in a state with three distinct regions. It's like the weird family where all the siblings seem to get along, and you can't help but wonder why. And where central Kentucky is the perfect middle child in a family of odd parts and shady reputations.

Education, Fine Art, Non-profit, Oral History, Travel and Tourism, Uncategorized

Part Two: An Appalachian Epiphany

https://youtu.be/akDmD7QbNbY The Common Wealth of Kentucky project reveals the richness of humanity and the common connections we have with one another. Focused on that which connects us as people–all shapes, colors, sizes, and backgrounds, contemporary impressionist Kelly Brewer paints from life while I combine portrait and landscape art with digital, oral, and narrative storytelling. Collaborator Jill… Continue reading Part Two: An Appalachian Epiphany

Fine Art, Oral History, Travel and Tourism, Uncategorized

Appalachia Part One: The Common Wealth of Kentucky Heads East.

connects us as people–all shapes, colors, sizes, and backgrounds, contemporary impressionist Kelly Brewer paints from life while Beth Pride, writer and multi-media creative, combines portrait and landscape art with digital, oral, and narrative storytelling. Collaborator Jill Johnson and her powerful people and interview skills joins the team as we travel the eastern part of the state.

Community, Uncategorized

Awkward-Ass Year

We, like everyone else in the world, toasted a goodbye to 2020 this week. Some people said goodbye to an awful year. I said goodbye to an awkward, two-right-footed slippers kind of year.

Community, Education, Uncategorized

The Truth About the Herd

Thank God for Tik Tok. You won't find many Gen Xers who agree with me generally, but more specifically, how could we have survived the shutdown without the memes and stories we furiously forwarded to our friends and family? They engendered an ounce of levity during a freakishly "unprecedented time", and they connected us with others effortlessly. That connection was really, really important. That connection is the premise of this blog.