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Apr 23, 2010 5:17 PM

Governor's Derby Exhibition to Feature Ky Artists

Visitors touring the Capitol will soon have an opportunity to view an exhibition of Kentucky-themed art and photography. The Governor's Derby Exhibition, coordinated by the Kentucky Arts Council on behalf of Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear, will be on display April 27 – May 10, 2010 in the Capitol Rotunda.

"This exhibition showcases the artistic talent in Kentucky and is the perfect complement to the Governor's Derby Celebration," said First Lady Jane Beshear.

Participating artists in the Governor's Derby Exhibition include:

Trent Altman, Louisville
Brett Bentley, Martin
Gary Bertram, Georgetown
Linda Fugate-Blumer, Lexington
Beth Browning, Richmond
Tom Cannady, Louisville
Elizabeth Dryden, Lexington
Judith Egerton, Louisville
Laura Eklund, Olive Hill
Timothy J. Gold, Independence
Christopher Hill, Louisville
Lisa Hurst, Cynthiana
Melody Farris Jackson, Winchester
John Lackey, Lexington
Sallie Clay Lanham, Frankfort
Lauren A. Milliken, Franklin
Luci Mistarov, Louisville
Michael Reibel, Simpsonville
Judy Rosati, Louisville
David Toczko, Elizabethtown
Fran West, Lebanon

The artwork has been created by Kentucky artists from across the state who responded to an open call to artists in early April. The exhibition can be viewed at the Capitol during public visiting hours, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and during the Governor's Derby Celebration Saturday, May 1. The Governor's Derby Celebration will be on the state Capitol grounds from 8 a.m. to noon and is open to the public.

A slideshow of the artwork in the exhibition is also available online at

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities 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.


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