I wanted to tell you about two new exhibits that have accepted my work. The Kentucky Arts Council, with a grant from the National Arts and Disability Center and the National Endowment for the Arts is producing the exhibit identity, to present the work of artists and craftsmen with disabilities. The exhibit will serve as a way of providing marketing and exhibit opportunities for those of us with disabilities. This exhibit opens January 17, 2014, at the Weber Gallery in Louisville, KY and travels to the Houchens Gallery at the Capitol Arts Center in Bowling Green with an opening date of April 11th. A few of the pieces will be included at Kentucky Crafted: The Market in Lexington March 7-9 as well and some of the work will be included at Kentucky Visions at the Capitol from January through April. Artists' statements will be available with the work to explain the artist's disability and how, or if, it affects his or her art. If you get a chance to visit one of these venues during the exhibit, please take the time to do so. I know you will be pleased.
The second exhibit I will be in is Kentucky Visions at the Capitol. This exhibit consists of original art work by Al Smith Visual Arts Fellowship recipients, Governor's Awards in the Arts National Artist and Folk Heritage Award recipients and Kentucky Crafted Artists. The exhibit will open to the public in the office areas of the Capitol Annex in Frankfort, KY from January 7, 2014 through April 15th while the Kentucky General Assembly is in session. Again, if you are in the area, stop in. As a matter of fact, both of these exhibits will be well worth a special trip to see them. The variety and quality of the art you will see is amazing! I'm honored to be a part of both of them.