Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
For Immediate Release, April 12, 2016
Contact: Tom Musgrave, email@example.com
502-564-3757, ext. 489
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:
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.
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“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.