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Mayor Greg Fischer Newsroom

Kids Color Walls of Metro Hall

Thursday August 30, 2007

Mayor Jerry Abramson today colored the walls of Metro Hall –adding 24 new works of art to the Kids Create! Gallery.

The newest additions to the gallery, located in the first floor lobby of Metro Hall, include watercolor butterflies, pencil self-portraits, crayon drawings of Churchill Downs and vividly painted turtles and koala bears.

“The creations of our children serve as an inspiration to all of our visitors and employees who enter Metro Hall each day,” Abramson said. “I hope that we can each learn from these creations that show how our children interpret the world around them and how they view our community.”

The works were created by the children and grandchildren of Louisville Metro Government employees. The artists range in age from 3 to 12, and their parents represent 14 different city agencies.

The most recent artistic acquisitions bring the total works of art included in the exhibit to 58.

The original artwork was submitted to a panel of judges, which chose the paintings and drawings that would be featured in the gallery. The originals were digitally scanned, reproduced on canvas and individually framed with a plaque identifying the artist and the employee that submitted the work.

The gallery may be viewed by visiting Metro Hall at 527 W. Jefferson Street during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit or call MetroCall 311.

Kids Create! – The Louisville Children’s Art Gallery features original works by:

· Dylan Alpiger, age 12, child of Det. Dan Alpiger, Louisville Metro Police

· Zachary Ellis, age 7, grandchild of Maura Temes, Mayor’s Office

· BriAnna Ford, age 4, child of Senora Ford, Finance Department

· Lillian Frazier, age 12, child of Tracey Frazier, Jefferson County Attorney’s Office

· Virginia Frazier, age 10, child of Tracey Frazier, Jefferson County Attorney’s Office

· Zachary Gunterman, age 3, child of Lisa Gunterman, Brightside

· Christopher Heintzman, age 7, grandchild of Linda Chapman, Finance Department

· Katie Irwin, age 11, child of Joe Irwin, Human Resources

· Kelsey Irwin, age 7, child of Joe Irwin, Human Resources

· Dylan Kern, age 9, child of John Kern, PARC

· Tate Kinney, age 12, child of Elizabeth Kinney Hoffman, Department of Neighborhoods and Don Hoffman, Revenue Commission

· Luke Leveque, age 4, child of Traci Leveque, Louisville Free Public Library

· Andrew Marchal, age 6, child of David Marchal, Planning & Design

· Elizabeth Markert, age 8, child of Tammy Markert, Public Works & Assets

· Aaron Markert, age 11, child of Tammy Markert, Public Works & Assets

· Tracey Mitchell, age 11, child of Sylvia Mitchell, EMS, and Lt. Greg Mitchell, Louisville Metro Police

· Kayla Morgan, age 11, child of Keith Morgan, PARC

· Gabrielle Pate, age 8, child of Ofc. Sean Pate and Ofc. Michael Pate, Louisville Metro Police

· Ethan Pate, age 3, child of Ofc. Sean Pate and Ofc. Michael Pate, Louisville Metro Police

· Christian Roman, age 7, grandchild of Rhonda Williams, Mayor’s Office

· Sarah Santry, age 8, child of Shelley Santry, Jefferson County Attorney’s Office

· Nalah Jackson Seyfried, age 5, child of Nneka Mahalia Moseley, Department of Public Health and Wellness and Lawrence Gabriel Moseley, Louisville Free Public Library

· Jalan Tyus, age 5, child of Tiffiny Gibson, Louisville Free Public Library

· Connor MacKenzie Wright, age 6, grandchild of Georgia Mattingly, Louisville Metro Police