Arts Council
31 artists selected for 'Music Scenes' exhibit at Kentucky Crafted: The Market

Press Release Date:  Friday, February 27, 2015  
Contact Information:  Tom Musgrave
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 489

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Thirty-one Kentucky artists have been selected to exhibit in "Music Scenes," a new Kentucky Arts Council exhibit that will debut atKentucky Crafted: The Market March 7-8 at Lexington Convention Center.

"Music Scenes" examines the relationship between visual art and music. The selected artwork includes painting, photography, fiber art, collage, mixed media and other forms.

Katie Burke's photo of musician and luthier Walter Lay is one of 38 pieces selected for the exhibit. The photo will be used as the cover of Lay's upcoming CD, "Black Jack Davey."

Photography is not Burke's main medium, but she said the theme of "Music Scenes" inspired her to submit her photo of Lay, a luthier and juried artist in the Kentucky Crafted program.

"I'm a full-time painter, but this one photograph I shot seemed to incorporate the artistic side and the musical side," said Burke, also a Kentucky Crafted artist. "Walter Lay, who the photograph is of, is a big proponent of hand built guitars and specializes in Kentucky music. When I saw the call to artists for 'Music Scenes,' this seemed perfect."

Laura Lee Cundiff, whose two pieces titled "Red Blues" and "Whirl" were chosen for the exhibit, said entering those pieces just made sense.

"It seemed like it just fit. I paint dancers. I love figures moving in space," Cundiff said. "I like to paint musicians and singers."

The artists, listed by city and title of work or works, are:

  • Tona Barkley, Owenton, "Barefoot Banjo"
  • Debbie Billips, Jeffersonville, "Between the Waters"
  • Amanda Briede, Louisville, "Untitled" (record print), "Untitled" (record drawing)
  • Katie Burke, Louisville, "Walter Lay - Black Jack Davey CD Cover"
  • CeCe Butcher, Somerset, "Tribute to Bill Monroe"
  • Robert Carden, Lexington, "Piano Monster #7"
  • Laura Lee Cundiff, Versailles, "Red Blues," "Whirl"
  • Skylar Davis, Richmond, "Energy," "Moon Taxi"
  • Damon Farmer, Versailles, "Concert of a River Nymph"
  • Cheree Federico, Bowling Green, "You Spin Me 'Round"
  • Ricardo Federico, Bowling Green, "A Six String Thing"
  • Timothy Gold, Independence, "Blowin' the Blues"
  • Kristin Gunn, Stanton, "Echoes from the Past"
  • Cissy Hamilton, Lexington, "Songwriters"
  • Emily Hargrove, La Center, "The Art of Jazz"
  • Cynthia Houston, Bowling Green, "Soundwave: Blue Moon of Kentucky"
         "Soundwave: My Old Kentucky Home"
  • Lisa Hurst, Cynthiana, "Praises Raised to Heaven"
  • Darrell Ishmael, Lexington, "Bass Beat"
  • Brandon Jones, Louisville, "My Morning Picasso,"
         "Appalatin 'Waterside' Album Cover"
  • Elaine Manning, Grassy Creek, "Piano Keys"
  • Sharon Matisoff, Fern Creek, "Opus 7," "Katherine"
  • Kasandra McNeil, Nancy, "Waiting for Inspiration"
  • Matt Pascucci, Lexington, "My Father, the Artist"
  • Sonya Roark, Somerset, "Three Ukuleles"
  • Judy Rosati, Louisville, "German Street Musicians, Regensburg"
  • Brenda Salyers, Morehead, "Winchester Melody"
  • Dianne Simpson, Heidrick, "Bad Moon Rising"
  • Diane Smallwood, Morehead, "Surrounded by Sound"
  • Anthony Stollings, Florence, "Jazz Metamorphic"
  • Jason Sturgill, Lexington, "Washing Away a Long Day," "Backyard Sessions"
  • Joanne Weis, Louisville, "The Cuckoo-Appalachian Songbook"

The Market will be 9 a.m.-7 p.m. March 7 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 8 at the Lexington Convention Center. Admission is $10 for one day or $15 for both, and includes access to the "Music Scenes" exhibit and other activities. On March 7, University of Kentucky men's basketball game ticketholders can purchase Market tickets for $7 by presenting their game ticket or ticket stub. Children 15 and under are admitted free to The Market with a paying adult.

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, celebrates 50 years of service in 2015, which the arts council is recognizing as the Year of the Arts in Kentucky.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Click on thumbnail image to download a print-quality image.

Katie Burke Photo Caption 1:
"Walter Lay – 'Black Jack Davey' CD cover," photograph by
Katie Burke of Louisville.
Laura Lee Cundiff Photo Caption 2:
"Red Blues," oil on canvas by Laura Lee Cundiff of Versailles.

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