The Special Project

Art has the power to heal. All it takes to understand that is to view the paintings, photographs and sculptures created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The local program The Special Project’s philosophy is to use art to help families separated by incarceration in Louisville Metro Corrections. It originated in 2007 with children’s activities in the visitors’ lobby and became part of the Sesame Street Workshop in 2012. Their latest event is a community art project combined with a fundraiser in collaboration with the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. A donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, is matching contributions up to $2,000. It seems that The Special Project director Judi Jennings is right when she says, “artmaking can change the world.”


Tim Faulkner Gallery
5:30-7 p.m. | $10+ suggested donation
1512 Portland Ave.

About the Author

The Special Project

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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