The CWKY Project Book

The Common Wealth of Kentucky book studies the rich Kentucky experience and that which connects us, the humans who live here. Through the eyes, voices, and personal narratives of 70 people who call Kentucky home, you will learn something new and come to understand this commonwealth uniquely.

Written and sound-produced by Beth Pride with original artwork by Kentucky impressionist painter Kelly Brewer, this limited edition, 11×11 vibrant, full-color book chronicles a year-long project traveling Kentucky, painting people, and recording their stories. The book is a unique and powerful multi-sensory experience where visual, written, and oral storytelling converge into an artful expression. Sales benefit the Jo B. Robertson Charitable Foundation, helping Kentuckians in need.

A Video Introduction

Introducing the Common Wealth of Kentucky Project [Video]