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Creative Lexington project launches to showcase the arts on a ‘very personal level’


A community art project called Creative Lexington has launched its first biographical “snapshot.”

These Snapshot Bios – a year and a half in the making – are short two- to four-minute videos that tell an artist’s story: the inspiration, education, perspiration and dedication to his or her art form. The inaugural video, below, features Lexington pastel artist, Anne Kindl.


“Anne Kindl was a fabulous choice for Creative Lexington’s first video,” said Blake Eames, a local artist and designer. “Her 365 Meditations Project is beautiful and she deserves the recognition you gave her. It left me wanting to see more of her work.”

The videos are distributed through the Red Oak Digital Network, operator of 90 HD screens at Lexington Shell gas stations with over 360,000 viewers a month, and through LexArt’s and Lexington Art League’s social media channels. An audio version of each has also been created for radio.

Creative Lexington’s aim is to ensure that all Lexingtonians can be exposed to the arts on a “very personal level,” a press release stated.

Bryan Mullins

Bryan Mullins

Project founder, Bryan Mullins, is an engineer by education and maintains that he has no creative skills, at least as they pertain to the arts. But he has always been humbled by the talent of local artists. Mullins started Creative Lexington to bring attention to Lexington’s wonderful artists and also to fulfill a life-changing mission he embarked on over five years ago to give back to his family, friends and community.

“Starting Creative Lexington has been a long-held passion of mine in order to enhance our community we so love,” says Mullins. “Happiness is not something you can go out and get or buy, it is a byproduct of giving back”.

Creative Lexington has collaborated with LexArts and Lexington Art League and works closely with them because of their common interest in supporting and recognizing local artists.

“At Lexington Art League we are dedicated to finding new ways to support local artists and that is why we are happy to partner with Bryan and his efforts with Creative Lexington,” said Stephanie Harris, executive director of Lexington Art League. “We are very fortunate to live in a community where the arts are a thriving and vibrant component that improves that quality of life in our community. To stay in our community, artists need to be supported and by highlighting their work we can help connect them to new arts patrons and can increase awareness surrounding their many contributions to Lexington.”


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