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‘Kentucky Visions’ exhibit brightens capitol hallways, showcases state’s artistic talent

"Kentucky Moonrise" by Alexey Stiop of Georgetown (Photo provided)

“Kentucky Moonrise” by Alexey Stiop of Georgetown (Photo provided)

The hallways of the Capitol Annex are vibrant with art, as “Kentucky Visions at the Capitol” is on exhibit through March 30. It is open to the public.
The annual Kentucky Arts Council exhibit features 56 pieces of artwork by 20 Kentucky artists, including three Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship recipients and 17 artists in the Kentucky Crafted program.
The works displayed met the arts council’s criteria of artistic excellence as judged by independent panels of arts professionals.

"Chair, Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home" by Matthew Albritton of Fort Thomas (Photo provided)

“Chair, Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home” by Matthew Albritton, of Fort Thomas (Photo provided)

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.
“This exhibit has become a favorite attraction among legislators and staffers at the Capitol Annex,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. “Kentucky Visions really showcases the breadth and depth of talent among Kentucky artists.”

Most of the artwork on exhibit is available for purchase. For more information, contact Kate Sprengnether at the arts council 502-564-3757, ext. 471, or toll-free at 888-833-2787.

The 20 artists represented in the exhibit:
• Marianne Brown, ceramics, Anderson
• Matthew Albritton, photography, Campbell
• Philis Alvic, fibers, Fayette
• Linda Fugate-Blumer, photography, Fayette
• Elsie Harris, acrylic on canvas, Fayette
• Shirley Jeter, watercolor, Fayette
• Christine Kuhn, acrylic, Fayette
• Carl McKinley, watercolor, Hardin
• Kathleen Conroy, scratchboard, Henry
• Patricia Brock, photography, Jefferson
• Katie Burke, pastel on board, Jefferson
• Robert Jackson, mixed media, Jefferson
• Judy Rosati, photography, Jefferson
• Mark Priest, acrylic, Jefferson
• Timothy Gold, acrylics, Kenton
• Dean Hill, photography, Morgan
• Gary Mesa-Gaido, photography, Rowan
• Bruce Frank, photography, Scott
• Alexey Stiop, photography, Scott
• Laverne Zabielski, fibers, Wayne

View the slideshow of artwork below:

From the Kentucky Arts Council

(Slider “Blaze of Color” by Dean Hill, Morgan Co.; thumbnail artwork by Bruce Frank, Scott Co.)

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