The Common Wealth of Kentucky Project

The Commonwealth of Kentucky project
Inspired by Jo Robertson, artist Kelly Brewer’s mother, her deep belief in humanity and love for all people, the Common Wealth of Kentucky Project explores and reveals the richness embodied in this beautiful state, the people who live here, and the common connections we have with one another. 

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A toast to the Common Wealth of Kentucky Project at Makers Mark Distillery after painting Bill Samuels, Jr.

Meet the Team.

Artist Kelly Brewer paints from life portraits of Kentuckians of all backgrounds, shapes, sizes, and colors. Beth Pride, writer and multimedia creative, combines Kelly’s fine art with oral, narrative, and digital storytelling, while super-connector Jill Johnson engages participants and facilitates interviews.