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2017 Governor's Awards in the Arts:
Youth Artist Award



Lexington, Ky.



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Adrian Partridge is a 2017 graduate of the Governor’s School for the Arts and a senior honors student at Lexington’s Henry Clay High School. He and his sister were raised by their grandparents before moving to the United States from the Philippines in 2012 to live with their mother and adoptive father. Partridge has described the move as beneficial because it has provided many scholastic and artistic opportunities he did not have in his home country.

Partridge received the Governor’s School’s David X. Thurmond Award for his work ethic, passion for the arts, improvement during the program and overall attitude and willingness to receive instruction.

He described the Governor’s School for the Arts as “three of the best weeks of my life.”

“It provided me a learning environment that I had never experienced and to make friends that I will hopefully have for a lifetime,” he said.

Along with two other Governor’s School for the Arts graduates, Partridge was selected to show his work in the “Then, There and Now” exhibit, running through Feb. 4, at The Carnegie in Covington.

Partridge’s work focuses on the beauty of nature he has experienced since moving to Kentucky and on a vacation to the American west. He works in oil and acrylic and has recently incorporated light molding paste on some of his pieces to add depth and excitement. The textures he uses expose the rawness and ruggedness of the work in the same way nature does. Empty spaces on the canvases represent the vastness of the countryside.




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