Artwork that depicts an alternate reality is the feature of the Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling exhibit titled “Ways of Seeing.” The work is abstract, conceptual, fantasy-based and experimental. Some pieces imagine an alternate reality by exploring the unknown or by re-envisioning the known world. Each work is by an artist in the Kentucky Crafted program or a recipient of the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship and will travel to 5 venues around the Commonwealth of Kentucky through December 2017.
As a 2014 Al Smith Fellowship recipient, it’s a real honor to be a featured artist in this exhibition and I’m also very grateful for the opportunity to have my work travel across Kentucky. I must admit that the show is traveling to places in the state I have yet to visit. And I love going to places I have never been before…even if it’s vicariously through my artwork!
Check out the exhibition in the following locations: (I will update this page with specific dates for shows in Williamsburg, Somerset and Madisonville when that information becomes available)
|Appalachian Artisan Center, Hindman
|October 3rd – December 22 2016
|Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts, Richmond
|January 9th – February 26th 2017
|Whitley County Fine Arts, Williamsburg
|March – May 2017
|Center for Rural Development, Somerset
|June – August 2017
|Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Madisonville
|September – December 2017
“‘Ways of Seeing’ transports the viewer to a different time and place and gives them a sense of otherworldliness,” said Lori Meadows, Kentucky Arts Council Executive Director. I’m ready to transport myself to some of these smaller towns, check out areas of Kentucky currently unfamiliar to me and see these works in person!
Road trip anyone?