California neighborhood unveils public art by Louisville artist

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Officials say the artwork, a combination of wall mosaics and tiles, reflects the message “Each One, Teach One”.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A new public art project by local artist Victor Sweatt has been unveiled at the California Leisure Open Space.

Officials say the artwork, a combination of wall mosaics and tiles, reflects the message “Each teach one” and includes images of neighborhood leaders and institutions that are important to members of the community. community who guided the work.

“California’s open recreation space mural, ‘Everyone, Learn One,’ is about giving others the opportunity to learn and the importance of sharing knowledge about self, community and culture Californians,” Sweatt said.

A Center for Neighborhoods representative said Sweatt was selected by residents participating in the Center for Neighborhood’s PAINT program, which aims to bring communities together to work with artists and produce a piece of public art that embodies history, the identity and culture of their neighborhood.

“Images featured are Wheatley Elementary School, California Community Center and California Day founders – Lenorah Bell and Anna Smith, as well as others that reflect atmospheres of family, fun and camaraderie”, Sweatt said. “The theme was made up of ideas from meetings with residents of the Californian neighborhood.”

The California neighbors made their choice after meetings and discussions with artists about their history, their institutions and the pride of their neighborhood.

“We want to inspire people when they come and sit in this beautiful space where they can just sit and reflect on life,” Sweatt said.

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