FRANKFORT, Ky. — Centre College will host the Kentucky Arts Council’s “Music Scenes” exhibit beginning June 4 at the college’s Norton Center for the Arts in Danville.
The exhibit features 39 works by 33 artists, including two from Boyle County. “Music Scenes” examines the relationship between visual art and music. The selected artwork includes painting, photography, fiber art, collage, mixed media and other forms. The show was originally conceived to be a companion piece to the Kentucky Stage performing arts showcase at Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2015 in March, but after the exhibit’s success at The Market, representatives from Centre contacted the arts council about bringing “Music Scenes” to Danville.
“When we saw the exhibit at The Market, we knew it was something that would work well in our venue,” said Steve Hoffman, Norton Center executive director. “We appreciate the opportunity the Kentucky Arts Council afforded the community and the Norton Center by putting it together and extending it beyond its intended life.”
Lori Meadows, arts council executive director, said although the exhibit served its purpose well at The Market, “Music Scenes” deserved a second life.
“‘Music Scenes’ provided a good visual counterpoint to the eclectic sounds from acts performing on the Kentucky Stage,” said Meadows. “It generated such excitement among music fans, and it was a pleasure to see them enjoying the artwork and the music simultaneously. Several members of the arts council staff remarked how it was a shame the exhibit was only going to be on view for The Market.”
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”
- Allan Crain, Danville, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”
- 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”
- Lisa Schneider, Danville, “Angel Band”
- 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”
In addition to displaying the work, the Norton Center staff is working on an exhibit study guide for school groups to use when visiting the center.
“Music Scenes” will run through Dec. 4 at the Norton Center, and a public reception is planned for early fall. For more information on the exhibit, visit the Norton Center’s Music Scenes page.
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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“Walter Lay – ‘Black Jack Davey’ CD cover,” photograph by Katie Burke of Louisville.
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“Red Blues,” oil on canvas by Laura Lee Cundiff of Versailles.
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