Arts Council
Kentucky Arts Council features Georgetown artist in July

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, July 01, 2015  
Contact Information:  Media Contact: Tom Musgrave
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 489

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Georgetown artist Kathy Conroy has been selected as the Kentucky Arts Council's featured artist for July.

Conroy, a juried participant in the arts council’s Kentucky Crafted program, has been a wildlife artist her entire life and has used many media in her career. She attended the Art Institute of Cincinnati, where she realized scratchboard is uniquely suitable for wildlife depictions.

“The fur and feathers have a three-dimensional look and feel that I have never experienced in any other medium. It is also archival quality, guaranteeing a piece of art that will last indefinitely. Whereas many artists find scratchboard too tedious, I get great satisfaction from the incredible detail and beauty of the finished product,” she says.

Conroy is also a juried signature member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists and the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.

To learn more about Conroy, visit the arts council's website. The featured artists' page includes:

  • A story about her work.
  • A video of Conroy discussing her work.
  • Contact information for Conroy.

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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