Arts Council
Kentucky Arts Council features Louisville artist in June

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

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Louisville artist Trent Altman has been selected as the Kentucky Arts Council's featured artist for June.

Altman, who is autistic, started painting at age 24. He paints expressionistic abstract art using acrylics and mixed media. Altman’s inspiration comes from his experiences with nature, and he loves painting outdoors. His favorite place to be is on the beach, where he often travels to paint.

In 2012, Altman was one of two artists from the United States whose work was chosen to be included in a series of postage stamps launched in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. In 2013, a documentary by Kentucky Educational Television about Altman’s work titled “Art for Expression,” was nominated for an Emmy.

To learn more about Altman, visit the Kentucky Arts Council's website. The featured artists' page includes:

  • A story about his work.
  • Examples of his work.
  • Contact information for Altman.

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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