Meet our Commissioners


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The business, activities and affairs of the Commission on Public Art (COPA) are managed by its members which include the Mayor or his designee; a member from Metro Council appointed by the Council President; the Public Art Administrator; and citizens appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Council, including two civic/business leaders, one faculty member of the art department of a university or college in Louisville Metro and four who are professionally involved in visual arts in Louisville Metro. Up to four additional members may be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Council. Such additional members may meet one of the criteria above, but in every case when one civic member is added, a professional involved in the visual arts shall be added at the same time.

The current Commissioners are as follows:

Elmer Lucille Allen, Artist; Member, West Louisville Women’s Collaborative

David Beck, President and CEO; Kentucky Venues

Andrew Cozzens, Artist; Center for the Environment and Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Kentucky College of Art + Design

Councilwoman Nicole George; Metro Council District 21

Ramona Dallum Lindsey, Artist; Senior Program Officer, Community Foundation of Louisville

Christopher Reitz, Assistant Professor; Critical and Curatorial Studies and Gallery Director, Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville

Cathy Shannon, Co-Owner; E&S Gallery, Inc.

Allison Smith, Assistant Director; Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability, Louisville Forward



Staff: Jessica Bennett Kincaid, Public Art Administrator; Office of Advanced Planning & Sustainability, Louisville Forward

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