Capitol Easter Egg Display Represents Art and Craft from 46 Kentucky Counties
FRANKFORT, Ky. – An Easter egg display is now being showcased at the Kentucky State Capitol. Visitors to the Capitol can see eggs decorated by a variety of artists from 46 counties.
On behalf of First Lady Glenna Fletcher, the Kentucky Arts Council extended an invitation to every County Extension Office in Kentucky to submit an Easter egg to represent its county in a display now showing at the Capitol until April 9, 2007. The eggs will also be on display in conjunction with the Governor’s 3nd Annual Easter Egg Roll on Saturday, April 7, 2007. Governor Ernie Fletcher and First Lady Glenna Fletcher will host the Easter Egg Roll at the Governor’s Mansion from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
“The Easter Egg display is a wonderful representation of the artistic talent we have in the commonwealth,” said First Lady Glenna Fletcher. “I would like to thank all of the artists and counties for being a part of the capitol display.”
Some counties had contests, some invited local school children to participate and others involved professional artists. Artists participated from as far west as Carlisle County and east to Letcher County, with Monroe County in southern Kentucky and Kenton County in the north also submitting egg-themed creations. The results were incredible with a wide variety of approaches to the Easter egg idea. There are painted and carved geese, emu, rhea and ostrich eggs and sculpted eggs employing a variety of materials, both traditional and unusual.
The Easter Egg Display will be in the Capitol display cases in Frankfort, through Monday, April 9, 2007. The Capitol is open to the public Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm – 4 p.m. The display was coordinated and presented by the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet.
NOTE TO EDITORS: See below for a complete list of each participating county, the name of the artist and the technique used in creating the egg.
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The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet that creates opportunities for Kentuckians through the arts. Every $1 in grant funds awarded by the Kentucky Arts Council helps grantees secure $15 in earned income and matching funds from individuals, philanthropic sources and other levels of government. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Sylvia S. Zingg
blown ostrich egg, with acrylic paint and glaze. Stand made from painted sculpey with added ostrich feathers
easter theme/country theme on wooden egg
papier mache with artificial flowers and figurines
hand painted ceramic egg
Lou Ella Davis
painted goose egg
three painted eggs: wooden, ceramic, and paper mache
shaped from wood blocks with cut-out designs
paper mache, acrylic paint and glitter
wooden egg painted with acrylics
painted egg with trim
painted ostrich egg with antique Swiss ribbon
acrylic on ostrich egg
Ukranian Psyanky--wax & dye
intricate cuttings and tole painting of chick on egg gourd --with recycled materials
acrylic painting on wooden egg
acrylic painted wooden egg with ribbon
egg depicts a mother sharing the beauty of our country with her child
Tita S. Hayes
Marilyn Reibel, Nancy O'Brien, Pat McManamay
wool felt, done in penny rug fashion
Ukranian egg dying
paper mache, painted with acrylics
painted egg-- depicting the many farm products following the decline of tobacco production
carving and etching, ostrich egg
paper mache egg emerging from a pink cabbage rose with tissue paper, enhanced with acrylic paints
stiffened string in egg shape with painted wood cross, bible, and crown of thorns
ceramic egg, painted in acrylic
styrofoam egg, hollowed and decorated
an egg gourd, which represents a 3-dimensional horse.
painting on an emu egg of a church in the mountains at sunrise
paper pieced quilting
hand carved local cedar with acrylic paint
clay covered egg-shaped gourd
Elizabeth Ann Noble
cut egg surrounded by iris and butterfly, with hummingbird inside
acrylic paint on egg gourd, plus hanger
goose egg painted with enamel and dipped in black dye
Jamie E. Kelly
yarn dipped in sugar water in egg shape, then decorated
Julia W. Webster
rhea egg painted with acrylics
goose egg, cut and decorated
emu egg painted with acrylics
wooden egg made of wood pieces, glued, and formed on a lathe then varnished
thread & white gluemolded over balloon, then decorated