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Tom Musgrave

Kentucky Veteran Project Exhibit
Starts Yearlong Tour Dec. 11 in Franklin

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2018) — The Kentucky Veteran Project, an art exhibit sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council, will begin its yearlong tour of Kentucky beginning Dec. 11 at Gallery on the Square in Franklin.

“The Kentucky Veteran project was well received during its stay at the Capitol here in Frankfort and we are looking forward to sending it on the road to the rest of Kentucky,” said Chris Cathers, arts council interim executive director. “The schedule is designed to touch all regions of the state, giving folks an opportunity to see this amazing artwork by our veterans and their families.”

The yearlong tour will include stops at each of Kentucky’s four Veterans Centers in Hanson, Radcliff, Hazard and Wilmore, where it will be open to the public.

“We are excited and appreciative to be part of the Kentucky Veteran Project traveling exhibit. It truly enriches the experience of both the veterans we serve as well as their families and communities,” said Mark Bowman, executive director of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Centers. “We hope that everyone takes the opportunity to visit our facilities and experience the project first hand.”

The exhibit’s touring schedule is (all times Eastern unless noted):

  • Dec. 11, 2018 – mid-January 2019, Gallery on the Square
    110 N. Main St., Franklin
    Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Central
    Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Mid-January – mid-March 2019, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
    200 Artisan Way, Berea
    Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • March 16-17 2019, The Kentucky Crafted Market
    Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena
    4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington
    Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Mid-March – April 2019, Western Kentucky Veterans Center
    926 Veterans Drive, Hanson
    Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Central

  • May 2019, Ohio County Artist Guild
    101 N. Main St., Beaver Dam
    Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Central

  • June 2019, Radcliff Veterans Center
    100 Veterans Drive, Radcliff
    Monday – Sunday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

  • July 2019, Boyle County Public Library
    307 W. Broadway St., Danville
    Monday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Tuesday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.

  • August 2019, Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center
    601 College St., Bowling Green
    Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central

  • September 2019, Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center
    200 Veterans Drive, Hazard
    Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

  • October 2019, Gateway Regional Arts Center
    101 E. Main St., Mt. Sterling
    Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • November – December 2019, Thomson-Hood Veterans Center
    100 Veterans Drive, Wilmore
    Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

For more information on the Kentucky Veteran Project exhibit and to see a slideshow of the artwork, visit the Kentucky Arts Council website.

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