May 25, 2012 — Showcasing the wealth of visual art in Kentucky, "The Bluegrass Biennial: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition" will be held June 2-Aug. 31 at Morehead State University’s Claypool-Young Art Building.
An opening reception and award presentation will take place on Saturday, June 2, from 3-5 p.m.
Juror Becky Alley, exhibitions and programs director at the Lexington Art League, selected for exhibit 42 artworks out of the more than 150 submitted for consideration.
Inspired by both the quality and quantity of visual art created in the state, the exhibition seeks to display the range of artistic production from across the Commonwealth. The strength of the exhibition truly rests in its diversity, from the types of artists included which run from self-taught to graduates of Master of Fine Art programs, to the range of artwork media and style on display.
The 33 accepted Kentucky artists include: Roger Boulay, Lexington; Neil Callander, Louisville; Cynthia Carr, Harrodsburg; Stacey R. Chinn, Lexington; Andrea Coates, Lexington; Caryl Bryer Fallert, Paducah; Lu Fuller, Maysville; Timothy J. Gold, Independence; Constance Grayson, Nicholasville; Lacy Hale, Ermine; Brian Harmon, Taylor Mill; Dean Hill, West Liberty; David Jones, Lexington; Darrell Kincer, Lexington; John Lackey, Lexington; Deborah Levine, Louisville; Cristine Levitt, Lexington; Kathleen Loomis, Louisville;
Margaret Merida, Farmington; Barry Motes, Prospect; Carol Peachee, Lexington; Claire Pope, Springfield; Mary Rezny, Lexington; Karen S. Riggins, Versailles; Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Lexington; Joe Sartor, Morehead; De Selby, Nicholasville; Brandon C. Smith, Richmond; David Stratton, Owensboro; Mark Tabler, Louisville; Elise Thompson, Edgewood; Cathy Vigor, Lexington; and Laverne Zabielski, Monticello.
The event is sponsored by MSU’s Claypool-Young art gallery, Department of Art and Design, and Arts and Humanities Council, and is held in conjunction with “A Day in the Country” folk art fair sponsored by the Kentucky Folk Art Center.
The Claypool-Young art gallery, an educational resource of the Department of Art and Design and the University, features contemporary art for the Morehead State University community and its service region. The gallery, open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment, is free and open to the public. Parking is available on Main Street, and across campus after 5 p.m.
Information is available by calling Jennifer Reis, gallery director, at 783-5446.