Arts Council
Kentucky Crafted artists to be featured at annual Governor's Derby Celebration

Press Release Date:  Friday, April 25, 2014  
Contact Information:  Emily B. Moses
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 472
emilyb.moses@ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. — Nine Kentucky Crafted artists have been selected by the Kentucky Arts Council to participate in the Governor's Derby Celebration May 3 in Frankfort.

The annual event, hosted by Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear, showcases the capital city and pays homage to the rich traditions and heritage associated with the Kentucky Derby and the Commonwealth.

Many of the participating artists have equine-themed works and will have pieces available for purchase in the arts council tent. The Governor's Derby Celebration is May 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to the artist exhibits, the Governor's Derby Celebration will also feature the annual YMCA Derby Dash on Broadway, stick horse races on the Old State Capitol lawn and free concerts featuring bands from across the Commonwealth.

The Kentucky Crafted artists participating in this year's event are:
Keith Chambers
Keith Chambers
Woodwerks
Lexington

Kathleen Conroy
Kathleen Conroy
Art by Kathy Conroy
Pleasureville

Becky DeBord
Becky DeBord
Wire Works Jewelry
Science Hill

Robert Love
Robert Love
Robert Love Art
Lexington

Melissa Oesch
Melissa Oesch
Reimagined by Luna
Lexington

Judy Riendeau
Judy Riendeau
The Hungry Potter
Prospect

Judy Rosati
Judy Rosati
Judy Rosati's Fine Arts Photography
Louisville

Michael Shambro
Michael Shambro
Shambrola Wood Art
Lexington

Estelle Sizemore
Estelle Sizemore
Estelle Fine Handcrafted Jewelry
Richmond

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities 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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