Fletcher, C.J.

Date:
2107-06-02
Length:
57 minutes
Interviewer:
Pace, Mary
Transcription available:
no
Series:
Louisvilleā€™s Public Art: Creators, Collaborators and Consumers
Series ID:
2017_131
Interview Number(s):
2017_131_4
Summary:
Long-time Louisville resident, C.J. Fletcher, created the Blight Out, Brighten Up project in 2012, a public art project in which community members created painted plywood boards used to secure vacant and abandoned buildings. Supported by Metro Louisville's Department of Inspection, Permits and Licenses and the Department of Public Works. Fletcher works in the Solid Waste Management Office of the Department of Public Works, Louisville Metro Government. Born in Nashville, TN, Fletcher was married to artist Eugene Fletcher. Eugene Fletcher died in 2014. More than 700 plywood boards have been painted to date. In addition to her employment with city government, Fletcher is painter who works in acrylic on canvas. Her husband, Eugene Fletcher was also an artist. C.J. Fletcher describes the project's origins, community involvement, and supporters. She discusses her art and Eugene Fletcher's art. She briefly mentions artists Ed Hamilton and William Duffy. Fletcher offers her views on public art and the creative process.
Topic(s):
Public art--Kentucky--Louisville