Lincoln library hosts state ‘Illustrated Word’ art exhibit
LINCOLN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
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.
“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.