Boyle Library hosts Kentucky Veterans Project exhibit

BCPL

Press release

DANVILLE — The Boyle County Public Library has been selected as one of several venues across Kentucky to host the Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling exhibit titled “The Kentucky Veterans Project.” The exhibit will run at the library from July 2 to July 29.

This exhibit features artwork by Kentucky’s military veterans and loved ones of those who have served. The Kentucky Veterans Project exhibit was on display in the Kentucky state capitol for one month before beginning its year-long tour around the Commonwealth in December 2018.

Mary Girard, assistant reference librarian, is the coordinator of art shows at the library. “We are pleased to have been selected to host the Kentucky Veterans Project exhibit,” says Girard. “Boyle County has a long tradition of military service and the library is proud to honor those who serve.”

The library will host an opening reception on Tuesday, July 9 at 4:00 p.m. in the Mahan Gallery, which is located on the main level of the library. The exhibit, which features the artwork of more than 40 artists, is open to the public during regular library hours.

Veterans whose art will appear in The Kentucky Veteran Project exhibit, listed by name, county and branch of service, are:

“Cynthiana Sunset,” by Marie Waddell Pearson of Fayette County.

• Members of American Legion Post 74, Trigg, all branches,

• Herb Bradshaw, Jefferson, Army

• Raymond Bridewell Sr., Campbell, Army

• Ember Canada-Kawarada, Fayette, Army

• David Coffey, Wayne, Army

• DeAnna Deneen, Jefferson, Air Force

• Darren Douglass, Fayette, Marine Corps

• Norma Drish, Jefferson, Army

• Greg Elswick, Madison, Army

• Damon Farmer, Woodford, Army

• James Gundy Jr., Lincoln, Army

• James Kessinger, Anderson, Army

• Rick Mjos, Calloway, Army

• Kimberly Mohammed, Hardin, Army

• Bobby Newton Sr., Fayette, Army

• Bert Norris, Madison, Air Force

• Patti Poe, Warren, Army

• Scott Raymond, Boone, Army

“ Flight to Freedom,” by Kelsey Janes of Edmonson County. (Image contributed)

• Jimmy Riley, Estill, Army

• Mark Selter, Marion, Army

• Stacy Wayne, Franklin, Navy/Marine Corps

In addition, family members of veterans were invited to submit work for the exhibit. Loved ones whose art was selected, listed by name, county, relation to veteran, title of work and artistic medium, include:

Breanna Burkhead, Garrard, grandchild of an Army veteran

James Burkhead, Garrard, grandchild of an Army veteran

Lori Burkhead, Garrard, grandchild of an Army veteran

Connie Burkmeier, Kenton, spouse of an Army veteran

Jack Girard, Fayette, child of an Army veteran

Joseph Harvey, Fayette, spouse of an Army veteran

Kelsey Janes, Edmonson, child of an Army veteran

Jeremiah Jury, Owen, grandchild of an Army veteran

Kristy Jury, Owen, child of an Army veteran

Terri Maddin-Miller, Boone, spouse of an Army veteran

Casey McKinney, Jefferson, child of an Air Force veteran

Kamila Mohammed, Hardin, child of an Army veteran

David Neace, Jessamine, child of an Army veteran

Linda Pierce, Christian, child of an Army veteran

Judy Rosati, Jefferson, child of an Army veteran

Marcheta Sparrow, Franklin, child of an Army veteran

Nancy Stalls, Christian, child of an Army veteran

Paula Stone-Buckner, Montgomery, child of an Army veteran

Kopana Terry, Fayette, child of an Army veteran

Marie Waddell Pearson, Fayette, child of an Army veteran

Angela Wells, Jefferson, spouse of an Air Force veteran

The Kentucky Veterans Project Exhibit will also travel to the following Kentucky venues:

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 arts council website.

For more information on The Kentucky Veterans Project Exhibit, contact Mary Girard at the library.

For more information about these and other upcoming events can be found at www.BoylePubLib.org or by calling the library at 859-238-7323.