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California Community Center to unveil special portrait of late Councilman George Unseld

Monday October 18, 2010

For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/ 526-3622

A special unveiling will be held at the California Community Center on Saturday, October 23rd. Residents of the area will get their first look at a last tribute to the late Councilman George Unseld.

“This will be a very well deserved tribute to a man who touched so many lives in the district,” says Councilman Deonte Hollowell (I-6). “The community has been very involved in this project as a way of showing their appreciation for all the good things councilman Unseld has done.”

The Center will unveil a special portrait of the Councilman that includes more than 2000 fingerprints. National known artist William Duffy, through the Arts Reach program of the Kentucky Center For the Arts, created the portrait and encouraged the community to touch the work in progress.

“The idea was to show the late Councilman’s hands on approach to helping the people of District 6 and all of Metro Louisville,” says Hollowell.

The unveiling will take place between 4:00 and 6:00pm at the California Community Center, 1600 West Saint Catherine Street.

Invited guests include participants of the Community Leadership Institute, a national training event which strengthens the voices and skills of community residents, and volunteer leaders.

Following the unveiling guests will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities which demonstrate the techniques used to create the Unseld Portrait.

This Arts Reach project is in collaboration with the California Collaborative funded by a Change Makers grant from the Community Foundation of Louisville.

District 6 will host a reception for guest including the residents of the California Neighborhood and surrounding area.

For more information about the unveiling of the Unseld portrait for the California Community Center, Contact Councilman Hollowell’s office at 574-1106 or the Community Center at 574-2658.

Deonte Hollowell (I) 6