Arts Council
3 artists added to Kentucky Arts Council’s Architectural Artists Directory

Press Release Date:  Friday, October 23, 2015  
Contact Information:  Tom Musgrave
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 489
tomr.musgrave@ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. — Three Kentucky artists have been juried into the Kentucky Arts Council’s Architectural Artists Directory.

Woodworkers David and Joshua Gregory, the father and son team who own Gregory Designs Inc. in Georgetown; and Louisville stone sculptor Mike McCarthy join the directory. The directory is an online marketing resource for Kentucky’s finest architectural artists who have an established history of working on special architectural or design-oriented projects and installations.

The Gregories and McCarthy join 40 other architectural artists in the directory.

“We’re excited about it and hoping it will be a place for us to get out into the community on a different level with our work,” said Joshua Gregory, who joined his father’s business about 12 years ago. “We’ve traveled in the same circles as the people we’ve worked for and with, and we want to branch out. Any opportunity we have to get a newer type of work with our own designs is a good one, and this seemed like a great outlet for it.”

McCarthy has been in the directory before as a wood carver through his cabinet making and furniture business. He said he is looking forward to rejoining the directory and the talent represented within it.

“It’s such a great group. When you look at all the artists in the directory, all their work is phenomenal,” McCarthy said. “To be considered on par with them, I get tickled. I think it gives your work some validation that you’re doing well.”

For more information on the Architectural Artists Directory, contact Kate Sprengnether, public art and design program director, at kate.sprengnether@ky.gov or 502-564-3757, ext. 471.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The arts council, along with the NEA, is celebrating 50 years of service in 2015, which the arts council is recognizing as the Year of the Arts in Kentucky.

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