Cynthia Torp is the Owner and President of Solid Light
A design professional with over 35 years of experience, Cynthia has supervised the creation of unforgettable, inspired visitor experiences for museums, corporations, non-profits, universities, and visitor centers. Her love of storytelling coupled with her mastery of design and fabrication have helped Cynthia make an indelible mark on the museum and cultural world.
Cynthia oversaw the completion of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Louisville, Kentucky’s historic “Whiskey Row”—the first-ever bourbon attraction on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail within the city of Louisville. She presided over the completion of a new experience at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage in Nashville and the Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center in Clarksville, IN. Last year, her team opened Sagamore Spirit, a new distillery experience in Baltimore, MD for UnderArmour owner, Kevin Plank. Currently, she and her team are working on the new American Civil War Museum in Richmond, VA, a re-envisioned Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, MS, and the American Saddlebred Museum in Lexington, KY.
Solid Light is a 100% woman-owned business and is certified as a WBE by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC). In 2010, Cynthia received the Epic Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), recognizing her as Woman Business Owner of the Year in the Louisville region. Most recently Solid Light received the 2018 GLI Small Business Inc.Credible Award. And she was named the 2015 Distinguished Contributor by the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC).
Throughout the years, Cynthia has generously volunteered for organizations like AASLH, the Louisville Visual Art Association, the Carnegie Center for Art & History, the Falls of the Ohio State Park, and Women 4 Women. Today, she serves on the Board of the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, the National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME), the Kentucky Historical Society, and as a founding member for Bourbon Women, an association of professional women in the Bourbon industry.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
800 S. Fifth Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
*Please park in the front lot off the corner of York and Fifth, and enter in the front door off York Street.