Kentucky Artisan Center to open third ‘Reveal’ exhibit featuring David Stratton, Trent Altman January 13

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The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea announces its third exhibit introducing two new artists in, “Reveal: David Stratton and Trent Altman.” This exhibit will open Jan. 13 and continue through April 30, 2018, in the lobby of the center. Both artists work in large two-dimensional formats.

“The Bog” by David Stratton

David Stratton is a professor of art and graphic design at Brescia University in Owensboro. He specializes in large format drawings in pen and ink. Stratton has presented over 30 solo exhibitions of his artwork. He is a 2007 Kentucky Arts Council “Al Smith Fellowship” recipient. The five drawings in this exhibit depict natural wooded scenes.

“My landscape imagery is based upon photos I take while hiking and birdwatching,” Stratton states. “These quiet compositions try to focus on the moment and the textural beauty of both the image and the moment. My technique using ink lines on paper includes an overlapping cross hatch style and a wandering gestural line to create the final images. Each work typically has 1.5 miles of line length.”

“Calm Ocean Waves” by Trent Altman

Trent Altman, of Louisville, is a painter that specializes in colorful abstracts. Diagnosed with autism, Altman has been painting for 15 years and is a juried Kentucky Arts Council artist with many international awards. One of his paintings was selected as the design for the United Nations stamp in 2012. Two of his large-format canvases are included in this exhibit.

Altman states, “I observe and absorb the setting, then take my emotions and convey them as images onto the canvas.”

Altman’s works convey color and texture through his use of acrylic paint and mixed media on canvas. This combination creates tones and surfaces that transmit motion and feeling in his landscape and abstract compositions.

The Kentucky Artisan Center features works by more than 750 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Special exhibits currently on display include, “Get Ready, Get Set: Multiples in Clay” through Feb. 24, 2018. For more information about events call 859-985-5448, visit www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov or visit us on Facebook.

From Kentucky Artisan Center

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