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Press Release Date:  June 25, 2004
Contact:  Lisa Jackson, 859/259-4224,

            LEXINGTON, KY - James Crow will conduct a painting workshop July 26-30 as part of a series of equine art workshops produced at the Kentucky Horse Park by the American Association of Equine Artists (AAEA). 


            The workshop, “Horse Portraits – Bringing It All To Light,” will concentrate on creating an equine portrait from photographs in oil, acrylic or watercolor.  Emphasis will be on individual instruction in perspective, drawing, value studies, and creating a palette.  Students will provide their own portrait subject complete with sketches and/or photos.


            James Crow is a noted Kentucky artist, and a graduate of Wooster College in Ohio with a Bachelor’s degree in Art.  After a long, successful career as a designer and illustrator, he began painting horses in 1979.  His equine work has been widely recognized in national exhibitions and publications.  He is a “Full” member of the AAEA, and has received top honors many times in annual AAEA exhibitions.


The workshop will run from 9 am to 5 pm each day, and the tuition is $400.  Full tuition payment must be made at the time of registration to guarantee placement in a workshop. Class size is limited, and students will be enrolled on a “first application received” basis.  A waiting list is established if a workshop is filled.


            The American Academy of Equine Art is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1980 by ten distinguished painters and sculptors famed individually for their work on equine subjects.  For more information on the American Academy of Equine Art 2004 Workshops, or for registration, contact Julie Buchanan at (859) 281-6031.




            The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse.  The park is an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet that hosted approximately 913,000 visitors and 80 special events and horse shows in 2003.  The park is located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just North of Lexington.  The place to get close to horses, the park is open daily March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 14. 


Last updated: Friday, June 25, 2004