Showcasing the Arts

Native Reflections Exhibit

The Kentucky Arts Council, the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission and the Kentucky Heritage Council worked together to invite American Indians living in Kentucky to share their visual art. A panel of American Indians and experts on Native American heritage selected works to include and the result is this amazing collection.

As required by law and custom, the Native Reflections exhibit labels indicate whether an artist is an enrolled member of a state- or federally-recognized tribe, or if they are not currently enrolled or recognized. Each artist is listed as either “Enrolled Member” or “Native Inspired.”

To learn more about how American Indian people receive or apply for enrolled status, contact the Kentucky Heritage Council or find links and resources at

Native Reflections exhibit hosts 2020-2022:

  • Gateway Regional Arts Center, Mt. Sterling
  • Boone County Public Library (Main Library), Burlington
  • Ralph Center Gallery of Fine Arts at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro
  • Art Center of the Bluegrass, Danville
  • Appalachian Center for the Arts, Pikeville
  • The Carson Center, Paducah
  • Marshall County Art Center, Benton
  • Butler County Arts Guild, Morgantown
  • Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Madisonville
  • Appalachian Artisan Center, Hindman
  • Clark County Public Library, Winchester
  • Boyd’s Station Gallery, Cynthiana
  • Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda, Frankfort
  • Louisville Metro Hall
  • Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Williamsburg

For more information, contact Mark Brown, arts council folk and traditional arts director, at or 502-892-3115.