Arts Council
Fine art and craft available at Governor’s Derby Celebration

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, April 14, 2015  
Contact Information:  Tom Musgrave
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 489
tomr.musgrave@ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. — Ten Kentucky artists will exhibit and sell their work during the Governor’s Derby Celebration on May 2 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the lawn of the Old State Capitol.

The chosen artists represent a diverse sampling of more than 300 artists in the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted program, an adjudicated program that provides assistance to Kentucky visual and craft artists through marketing and promotional opportunities and arts business training.

“The Kentucky Derby is a proud Kentucky tradition, and the Governor’s Derby Celebration in Frankfort always draws a good crowd,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. “With that many people in downtown Frankfort, it’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase the best in Kentucky art and craft and provide our Kentucky Crafted artists with another outlet to sell their work.”

Artists who are exhibiting, listed by name, business name, artistic discipline and county of residence are:

  • Madonna Cash, Baskets by Madonna, basketry, Jefferson
  • Sandy Hensley, Zera, jewelry, Shelby
  • Alyssa Middleton, Vintage Body Spa LLC, bath and body products, Bullitt
  • Peggy Modjeski, Woofsong Woolies, needle-felted soft sculpture, Jefferson
  • Joanne Price, Starpointe Studio, handmade books and boxes, Shelby
  • Cathy Ridge, Designs by Cathy Wade, clothing and accessories, Jefferson
  • Jeannette Rowlett, Jeannette’s Jewelry/H & J Associates, jewelry, Madison
  • Walt Roycraft, Walt Roycraft Photography, photography, Jessamine
  • Audrey Schulz, Audrey Schulz Horses, fiber soft sculpture horses, Jefferson
  • Jim Waugh, Seven Oaks Wood Gallery, turned wood vessels, Hardin

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.

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