Illustration by Carrie Neumayer
Illustration by Carrie Neumayer

College of Education and Human Development instructor Carrie Neumayer is doing her part to help beautify the central Asian country of Kazakhstan.

The adjunct instructor has been selected as a featured artist for that country’s ArtBat Festival, a month-long event that starts Aug. 27. The festival, which draws artists and art lovers from around the world, showcases art in public spaces.

Neumayer will work with students from Kasteyev Arts School to create murals that depict Kazakhstani fairy tales. The murals will be displayed in the town of Almaty.  As a featured artist, Neumayer will also conduct master classes for students and teachers during her time abroad.

Neumayer’s presentation during the festival, “How to Brand a Creative City,” is based on her experience with the Louisville art scene.

“I’m honored to be able to take part in such a powerful cultural exchange centered around the importance of art and art education,” said Neumayer.

Neumayer teaches art education in CEHD’s early childhood and elementary education department.