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Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Kentucky Arts Council

For Immediate Release, April 12, 2016
Contact: Tom Musgrave, tomr.musgrave@ky.gov
502-564-3757, ext. 489

Governor’s Derby Exhibit now open in Capitol Rotunda

FRANKFORT, Ky. — (April 12, 2016) - This year’s Governor’s Derby Exhibit, coordinated by the Kentucky Arts Council, is on display until May 7 in the State Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.

“The governor and I are pleased to continue this longstanding tradition of showcasing the finest in Kentucky art,” said Kentucky First Lady Glenna Bevin. “We welcome all Kentuckians and visitors to the Commonwealth to see the magnificent work produced by some of our state’s most talented artists.”

The exhibit features work by Boone County painter Anthony Stollings, whose work has been selected to appear two years in a row for the annual Derby exhibit. His work is titled “Hidden Treasures” and depicts two riverboats docked along the Ohio River in Newport.

“My dad was an artist, and he encouraged us in creativity,” said Stollings. “I feel really lucky to be part of an exhibit like this. It’s an honor. There’s something unique about exhibiting alongside other Kentucky artists.”

Unlike most arts council exhibits, which are only open to adjudicated arts council program participants, any Kentucky visual artist 18 years or older may submit work for the Governor’s Derby Exhibit.

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

  • Dennis Albetski, Fayette, “On the Paddock”
  • Brian Bailey, Oldham, “King Tobacco”
  • Patricia Buckley, Boone, “Tobacco Barn”
  • Jonathan Clark, Madison, “Common Wealth 2”
  • Laura Lee Cundiff, Woodford, “Don’t Mess with Mama”
  • John Andrew Dixon, Boyle, and Robert Hugh Hunt, Madison, “Kentucky Sovereign”
  • Marta Dorton, Fayette, “Misty Mountains”
  • Ashley Gatewood, Fayette, “Rolling Hills”
  • Helen Heddens, Jefferson, “Majestic River”
  • Frederica Huff, Jefferson, “View of the Stands”
  • Robert Hugh Hunt, Madison, “Mama’s Story”
  • Carole Kinduell-Davis, Boone, “Kentucky Palisades”
  • Margie Lakeberg, Kenton, “Snow Day in Scott County”
  • Sallie Clay Lanham, Franklin, “Harvest Time Lover’s Leap Vineyard”
  • Christine Levitt, Fayette, “Springtime in the Bluegrass”
  • Betty Liles, Christian, “Silver Bowl with Cherries”
  • Laureen Miklos, Boone, “Passing Through”
  • Linda Pierce, Christian, “Stepping Up”
  • Fran Redmon, Franklin, “Grove at McConnell Springs”
  • Cassandra Russell, Jefferson, “Maggie and Eddie”
  • Sarah Spradlin, Bourbon, “Our Old Kentucky Homes”
  • Anthony Stollings, Boone, “Hidden Treasures”
  • Angela Wells, Jefferson, “Kentucky’s Fastest Two Minutes in May”

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.

View a slideshow of the exhibit online.

Lori Meadows, Gabby Thompson, Cheyenne Carter, Lindy Casebier NOTE TO EDITORS: Click on thumbnail image to download a print-quality image.

“Hidden Treasures” by Boone County artist Anthony Stollings.

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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. The arts council is celebrating 50 years of service in 2016.