Lincoln library hosts state ‘Illustrated Word’ art exhibit

Published 8:21 am Monday, August 28, 2017


News release

STANFORD — Lincoln County Public Library has been selected as one of several libraries across Kentucky to host the Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling exhibit titled “The Illustrated Word.” The exhibit will run from Sept. 11 to Oct. 21.

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“The Illustrated Word” was open for submission by all Kentucky artists and features artwork that connects visual art with literature.

“We are proud to host the Kentucky Arts Council’s ‘The Illustrated Word’ exhibit for the local community,” said Amanda Gearhart, library director.  “This unique exhibit that combines visual art and literature is a great example of how the library connects and inspires the community.”   

The exhibit opening will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, with live music by Jeff Cain and light refreshments.

“Marrying the disciplines of visual art and literature is a unique challenge, and it’s one the artists selected for this exhibit have risen to and surpassed,” said Lydia Bailey Brown, arts council executive director. “I’m confident ‘The Illustrated Word’ will be an inspiring exhibit in the Kentucky communities it visits.”

In addition to traveling around the commonwealth, “The Illustrated Word” will be on view at Kentucky Crafted: The Market, April 21-23 at the Lexington Convention Center.

Lincoln County Public Library is at 201 Lancaster St., Stanford, and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Artists participating in “The Illustrated Word” include:

Anita Bentley, Jenkins

Michael Crouse, Paducah

Jennifer Dunham, Versailles

Ronald Gosses, Richmond

Morgan Hadfield, Paducah

Paula Haynes, Clarkson

Cynthia Houston, Bowling Green

Frederica Diane Huff, Louisville

Cynthia Kukla, Highland Heights

Christine Levitt, Lexington

Kathleen Loomis, Louisville

Allison Lyne, Adairville

Michael McCardwell, Shelbyville

Leslie Nichols, Bowling Green

Kathleen O’Brien, Harrodsburg

Mary Claire O’Neal, Lexington

Raymond Papka, Versailles

Jacque Parsley, Louisville

Corinne Pondell, Louisville

Laura Poulette, Berea

Fran Redmon, Frankfort

Beth Richardson, Lexington

Sarah Spradlin, Paris

Helene Steene, Lexington

Julie Struck, Berea

Jason Sturgill, Lexington

Yvonne Todd, Lexington

Carole Winters, Fort Thomas

Joan Zehnder, Louisville

“The Illustrated Word” will appear locally:

• Sept. 11-Oct. 21: Lincoln County Public Library

• May 3-June 22, 2018: Boyle County Public Library

For more information on “The Illustrated Word,” contact Amanda Gearhart at (606) 365-7513.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.