A View into the Creative Process
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A View into the Creative Process

Louisville geometric abstract painter Gibbs Rounsavall is the inaugural artist in residence at the Galt House Hotel. His residency began in May and will run through February 2020. Louisville’s Galt House Hotel has been a fixture of downtown Louisville for decades, woven into the tapestry of the River City’s culture. In May, the hotel announced a new venture that corporate leaders hope will further cement the hotel’s stature among the community: They hired an artist in residence. The Kentucky Arts Council recently spoke to the artist in residence, geometric abstract painter Gibbs Rounsavall of Louisville and Scott Shoenberger, president and CEO of the Al J. Schneider Co., which owns the Galt House, for an episode of the arts council podcast KyArtsCast. Quotes for this column are taken from that interview. (To hear the full podcast episode, visit kyartscast.ky.gov .) The residency is believed to be the first ever in a Kentucky-owned hotel and Rounsavall has latched onto the distinction with fervor. He has been given a space alongside retail merchants in the Galt House Rivue Tower. The artist-in-residence studio is completely visible from the hallway, with floor to ceiling windows allowing passersby to see Rounsavall at work. They are […]

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