‘Journey’ by 
Karen Maddox

In the James Bond movie, “Spectre,” Q responds to one of Bond’s outlandish requests with “I … have a mortgage, and two cats to feed.” That line is one of the few real-life statements in the spy series. Sometimes paying the bills gets in the way of hopes and dreams. When Karen Maddox said that “art was always [her] first love,” she is also explaining she had to make a living. Her secretarial career financed her day-to-day life, and now, years later, she’s in college working towards an art degree. Her exhibition, “Journey,” is her illustrated life-story. A reception is Sunday, June 19 from 2-4 p.m. Maddox’s art sales will be donated to Wayside Christian Mission.


Wayside Expressions Gallery 
(Wayside Christian Mission) Hotel Louisville
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment | Free
120 W. Broadway

About the Author

‘Journey’ by 
Karen Maddox

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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