'Kentucky Visions at the Capitol' showcases artists during legislative session
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Works by 24 Kentucky artists are on display now through April 18 in the offices of the Kentucky General Assembly and in the hallways of the Capitol Annex as the Kentucky Arts Council's presents "Kentucky Visions at the Capitol," an annual exhibit.
The exhibit coincides with the annual session of the Kentucky General Assembly and features 63 works of art from artists across the Commonwealth. Four of the pieces are included as awards of distinction from the arts council's "identity" exhibit that showcases work by artists with disabilities.
"We're delighted to curate this exhibit each year during the legislative session to showcase the work of Kentucky's artists for their elected officials," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "The arts council receives great feedback on the exhibit from members of the Kentucky General Assembly who enjoy the work produced by the Commonwealth's artists, especially by artists in their home districts."
Artists invited to participate in the exhibit are adjudicated members of the arts council's Kentucky Crafted program or are recipients of an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Award or Governor's Award in the Arts. The exhibit is open to the public.
"I've been a Kentucky Crafted artist since 2005. It has been, and continues to be, a worthwhile experience, both personally and professionally," said Bruce Frank, a Georgetown photographer with work in the exhibit. "The Kentucky Arts Council has helped me refine my career goals as an artist, providing marketing seminars and exhibition opportunities such as 'Kentucky Visions at the Capitol' ever since I became a member. It's a relationship I look forward to continuing throughout my career."
The 24 artists who have work in the exhibit, their media and county of residence are:
- Marianne Brown Mize, clay, Anderson
- Jane Cochran, fibers, Boone
- Diane Smallwood, watercolor, Boyd
- Eva King, paper, Calloway
- Philis Alvic, fibers, Fayette
- Wendy Currier, pen and ink, Fayette
- Steve Davis-Rosenbaum, maiolica on terracotta, Fayette
- Linda Fugate-Blumer, photography, Fayette
- Elsie Harris, acrylic on canvas, Fayette
- Steven Hornbach, mixed media, Fayette
- Shirley Jeter, watercolor, Fayette
- Rodney Wilson, acrylic, Fayette
- Carol Shutt, photography, Fleming
- David Toczko, photography, Hardin
- Ying Chan, ink on paper, Jefferson
- Judy Rosati, photography, Jefferson
- Guinever Smith, oil on wood, Jefferson
- Jack Cochran, oil on linen, Jessamine
- Pat Banks, watercolor, Madison
- David Bartlett, photography, Rowan
- Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido, mixed media, Rowan
- Gary Mesa-Gaido, photography, Rowan
- Bruce Frank, archival photographic print, Scott
- Alexey Stiop, photography, Scott
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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