Department of Parks
New Exhibit at John James Audubon Museum Opens April 3

Press Release Date:  Thursday, March 13, 2014  
Contact Information:  Kim McGrew,
270-827-1893
 


HENDERSON, Ky. – The newest collection of works assembled by an award-winning group of artists, titled “Inspiring Visions of Spring,” will open April 3 at the John James Audubon State Park Museum in Henderson.

 

The works, by “Six Painted Ladies,” showcase paintings executed in oil, acrylic, pastels and watercolors. Visit the John James Audubon Museum for the opening reception, Thursday, April 3, from 5:30-6:45 p.m. The event is free to the public. Exhibit dates are April 3-June 30.

 

The “Six Painted Ladies” first exhibit was in the fall of 2009 as an extension of regular critique sessions. Gathering at each others’ studios, Henderson artists Susie Rideout, Marka Kroeger, Cathe Hedgespeth and Iris Gentry meet with Jan Frazier of Owensboro and Sandy Barry of Clay to go through an activity that has become an important part of their creative process.

 

For more information contact: Kim McGrew at the John James Audubon Museum: kim.mcgrew@ky.gov or 270-827-1893.

 

John James Audubon State Park is the site where Audubon studied and painted birds from 1810-1819. The park is equipped with cottages and a campground, and offers many recreational opportunities, including a nine-hole golf course, 6 miles of hiking trails, fishing and more. It also has a museum and nature center that interprets Audubon’s life through a collection of his paintings and memorabilia.

 

The park is located on U.S. 41 in the northern outskirts of Henderson, ½ mile south of the U.S. 41 bridge over the Ohio River.

 

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov