“Uncommon Wealth” coming to JMAM
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Apr 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend | print
“Cherry,” by Debra Clem of Louisville, is one of the pieces that will be featured in the upcoming exhibit, “Uncommon Wealth.”
“Cherry,” by Debra Clem of Louisville, is one of the pieces that will be featured in the upcoming exhibit, “Uncommon Wealth.”
The Janice Mason Art Museum will host the exhibition “Uncommon Wealth,” a retrospective of past visual arts recipients of the Kentucky Arts Council’s Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship award. The exhibit features sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, fiber art, ceramics, glass, mixed-media and experimental works by Kentucky’s leading contemporary artists.

The Kentucky Arts Council has been serving artists in Kentucky since 1966, and awarding fellowships to artists since 1984. Visual art fellowships are selected on a bi-yearly basis and are based on the artistic merit of the artist’s work. Past and present Kentucky Arts Council visual art fellowship recipients (currently living in Kentucky) were invited to participate in “Uncommon Wealth.”

”The Arts Council is dedicated to the promotion and support of individual artists,” says Lori Meadows, the arts council’s executive director. “Many of these artists have work in private and public collections throughout the nation. They bring a very positive recognition for Kentucky.”

“Uncommon Wealth” will be on display at the JMAM May 10 through June 22. No opening reception is planned. The Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Evening hours can be arranged for group tours. Admission is free; donations are greatly appreciated.

“Uncommon Wealth” was partially funded with a grant from the Kentucky Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), as part of the American Masterpieces program, which seeks to introduce Americans to the best of their cultural and artistic legacy. The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet that creates opportunities for Kentuckians through the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
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