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Veterans Project exhibit to feature work of veterans, families at Kentucky Artisan Center Jan. 19-March 2

A new traveling exhibit The Kentucky Veterans Project will be on display at the Kentucky Artisan Center January 19 through March 2.

A project of the Kentucky Arts Council, this exhibit features artwork by Kentucky’s military veterans and loved ones of those who have served. The exhibit was featured in the state capitol for one month before beginning its yearlong tour around the Commonwealth in December 2018.

“First Lift” by David Coffey (Image from KAC)

“We are pleased to be able to showcase The Kentucky Veterans Project exhibit here in Berea,” said Todd Finley, Executive Director of the Center. “We hope that visitors traveling through the state this winter will enjoy seeing the creative expressions of the participating veterans.”

This exhibit has 42 works by the following Veterans, including their county of residence and branch of military in which they served.

• Members of American Legion Post 74, Trigg County, all branches
• Herb Bradshaw, Jefferson County, Army
• Raymond Bridewell Sr., Campbell County, Army
• Ember Canada-Kawarada, Fayette County, Army
• David Coffey, Wayne County, Army
• DeAnna Deneen, Jefferson County, Air Force
• Darren Douglass, Fayette County, Marine Corps
• Norma Drish, Jefferson County, Army
• Greg Elswick, Madison County, Army
• Damon Farmer, Woodford County, Army
• James Gundy Jr., Lincoln County, Army
• Rick Mjos, Calloway County, Army
• Kimberly Mohammed, Hardin County, Army
• Bobby Newton Sr., Fayette County, Army
• Bert Norris, Madison County, Air Force
• Patti Poe, Warren County, Army
• Scott Raymond, Boone County, Army
• Jimmy Riley, Estill County, Army
• Mark Selter, Marion County, Army
• Stacy Wayne, Franklin County, Navy/Marine Corps

In addition, family members of veterans were invited to submit work for this exhibit. Loved ones, whose art was selected, are listed by name, county and relation to veteran.

“American Icon” wallpaper mosaic by Connie Berkemeier (Image from KAC)

• Breanna Burkhead, Garrard County, grandchild of an Army veteran
• James Burkhead, Garrard County, grandchild of an Army veteran
• Lori Burkhead, Garrard County, grandchild of an Army veteran
• Connie Burkmeier, Kenton County, spouse of an Army veteran
• Jack Girard, Fayette County, child of an Army veteran
• Joseph Harvey, Fayette County, spouse of an Army veteran
• Kelsey Janes, Edmonson County, child of an Army veteran
• Jeremiah Jury, Owen County, grandchild of an Army veteran
• Kristy Jury, Owen County, child of an Army veteran
• Terri Maddin-Miller, Boone County, spouse of an Army veteran
• Casey McKinney, Jefferson County, child of an Air Force veteran
• Kamila Mohammed, Hardin County, child of an Army veteran
• David Neace, Jessamine County, child of an Army veteran
• Linda Pierce, Christian County, child of an Army veteran
• Judy Rosati, Jefferson County, child of an Army veteran
• Marcheta Sparrow, Franklin County, child of an Army veteran
• Nancy Stalls, Christian County, child of an Army veteran
• Paula Stone-Buckner, Montgomery County, child of an Army veteran
• Kopana Terry, Fayette County, child of an Army veteran
• Marie Waddell Pearson, Fayette County, child of an Army veteran
• Angela Wells, Jefferson County, spouse of an Air Force veteran

The Kentucky Veterans Project exhibit will also travel across the state to the following Kentucky venues and Veteran Centers:

• March 15-17 2019: Kentucky Crafted Market, Lexington
• Mid-March – April 2019: Western Kentucky Veterans Center, Hanson
• May 2019: Ohio County Artist Guild, Beaver Dam
• June 2019: Radcliff Veterans Center, Radcliff
• July 2019: Boyle County Public Library, Danville
• August 2019: Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, Bowling Green
• September 2019:Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center, Hazard
• October 2019: Gateway Regional Arts Center, Mt. Sterling
• November – December 2019: Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore

A slideshow of work in The Kentucky Veteran Project exhibit is available online at the Kentucky Arts Council’s website.

From Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

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