Governor’s Derby Exhibit runs through June 1

Published 6:19 pm Thursday, May 9, 2019


Press release

FRANKFORT— Work by 43 Kentucky artists will be displayed in Frankfort for the Governor’s Derby Exhibit, an annual initiative coordinated by the Kentucky Arts Council.

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This exhibit is on display through June 1, in the Capitol Rotunda, 700 Capital Ave. in Frankfort, and is part of the Governor’s Derby Celebration.

The exhibit theme is “We Are Kentucky.”

“This year’s exhibit embodies the ‘We are Kentucky’ theme by showcasing the incredible talents and skills of artists from across the state,” said First Lady Glenna Bevin. “I encourage everyone to visit Frankfort during the Derby season to see this beautiful exhibit.”

Unlike most Kentucky Arts Council exhibits, which are only open to adjudicated arts council program participants, the Governor’s Derby Exhibit includes art from any Kentuckian age 18 or older.

Below is a full list of artists included in the display, their county of residence, title of artwork and medium:

• Gretchen Bainum, Fleming, “Autumn Evening,” tissue paper collage

• John Beam, Fayette, “US Grant Bridge South Shore Kentucky,” acrylic

• Denise Estelle Brown, Fayette, “Tribal Visions,” chalk pastel on black paper

• Janet Cornett, Leslie, “Bad Branch Falls,” acrylic

• Susan Crum-Cox, Marion, “Revelation,” acrylic

• Holly Davis, Jefferson, “View of Rough River Lake’s Sandy Beach,” oil on canvas

• Judith Egerton, Jefferson, “Tulip Mania,” alcohol ink

• Obiora Embry, Fayette, “Homestead,” photography

• Lu Fuller, Mason, “Kentucky Fog,” watercolor

• Taylor Gilkey, Jessamine, “American Pharoah, 2015 Triple Crown Champion,” photography

• Debra Guess, Shelby, “A Crowded Field,” acrylic on canvas

• Paula Haynes, Grayson, “Don’t Bee the Butt End,” mixed media

• Brett Henson, Fayette, “A Few Ol’ Fellows,” silver gelatin photography

• Sarah Herron, Logan, “Serenity at Shanty Hollow,” photography

• Steve Hoffman, Boyle, “Vivacity + Enthusiasm: Wilderness Trail Distillery,” photography

• Robert Hunt, Madison, “Ali,” mixed media collage

• Carol Jones, Hardin, “Tomato Juice,” oil on board

• Gerard Kauffmann, Jefferson, “Lincoln Thinkin’,” oil

• Ed Lawrence, Franklin, “Kentucky River Fun #2,” photography

• Susan Lundergan, Fleming, “The Winner,” stoneware plate

• Alison Lyne, Logan, “KY Winter Wheat,” acrylic

• Terri Maddin-Miller, Boone, “The Road Less Traveled,” watercolor and acrylic

• Jeannie Massey, Jefferson, “Starry Night Over Louisville,” oil

• Maureen Morehead, Jefferson, “Ky Wildflowers 2,” mixed media

• David Neace, Jessamine, “Sentimental Journey,” colored pencil

• Linda Nelson, Anderson, “First Ride,” oil on canvas

• Kevin Osbourn, Clark, “Last Dip at Jump Rock,” acrylic

• Linda Pierce, Christian, “Fishermen’s Paradise,” acrylic

• Stephanie Potter, Jefferson, “Little Wagon,” linoleum block

• Fran Redmon, Franklin, “Old Frankfort Pike,” pastels on sanded paper

• Brittney Rice, Jefferson, “Louisville Kentucky Skyline,” oil on canvas

• Lisa Schooling, Jefferson, “Deer Run Place,” oil on canvas

• Meryl R.B. Shapiro, Woodford, “Day’s End at the Tobacco Farm,” acrylic on canvas

• Michele Sleet, Fayette, “Wandering Through Mom’s Window,” ink

• Marcheta Sparrow, Franklin, “Simple Treasures,” watercolor

• Patricia Standard, Jefferson, “Touch of Class,” mixed media

• Paula Stone-Buckner, Montgomery, “Homemade Soap Bubbles,” acrylic

• Elizabeth Stroth, Jefferson, “My Running Shoes,” photography

• Jason Sturgill, Fayette, “Watchful Eyes,” mixed media

• Susan Tolliver, Jefferson, “Stroll in the Paddock,” oil

• Connie Vice, Oldham, “Bygone Kitchen Works,” pastel

• Marie Waddell Pearson, Fayette, “Veterans Park 2, Lexington, KY,” oil on canvas

• Angela Wells, Jefferson, “Here’s Looking At You,” acrylic

The Governor’s Derby Exhibit is open to the public during regular State Capitol building hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.