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Appalachian Artisan Center hosts Kentucky Arts Council ‘Ways of Seeing’ exhibit


HINDMAN, Ky. — Appalachian Artisan Center (AAC) has been selected as the first of several venues across Kentucky to host the Kentucky Arts Council’s (KAC) traveling exhibit titled “Ways of Seeing.”


“Ways of Seeing” features artwork that depicts an alternate reality. The work is abstract, conceptual, fantasy-based and experimental. Each piece is by an artist who has been accepted into the Kentucky Crafted program or who has been awarded an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship.


“We are thrilled to be hosting the newest exhibit from the Kentucky Arts Council,” says AAC Director of Programs, Jessica Evans.  “Visitors will experience something completely out of the norm from a group of talented artists from all over the state. We want to get people talking about art again!”


A reception for “Ways of Seeing” will be held in conjunction with the Grand Re-Opening Celebration at the newly renovated Cody Building in Historic Downtown Hindman, KY.  The event will begin at 6pm and include music, Studio and Gallery Tours, and refreshments.

“‘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. “We’re glad to have The Appalachian Artisan Center on board as one of our partner venues for this fascinating exhibit.”


The Appalachian Artisan Center is headquartered at 30 West Main Street and is open 10am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. The “Ways of Seeing” exhibit will run from October 3 to December 22, 2016.


Artists participating in “Ways of Seeing” are:

Trent Altman, Louisville Lisa Austin, Louisville Pat Banks, Richmond Patricia Brock, Louisville Geoff Carr, Louisville Bruce Frank, Georgetown Linda Fugate-Blumer, Lexington Timothy Gold, Independence Ellen Guyer, Lexington Michael McCardwell, Shelbyville Gary Mesa-Gaido, Morehead Yvonne Petkus, Bowling Green Patricia Ritter, Burkesville Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Lexington Sandy Sasso, Almo Karen Spears Springate, Lexington Deborah Stratford, Louisville Jenny Zeller, Louisville


“Ways of Seeing” will also travel to the following Kentucky venues:

January – February 2017: Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts, Richmond March – April 2017: Whitley County Fine Arts, Williamsburg May – August 2017: Center for Rural Development, Somerset September – December 2017: Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Madisonville Community College, Madisonville


For more information on “Ways of Seeing,” contact Jessica Evans, Director of Programs, by phone: 606-785-9855 or by email: Jessica.evans@artisancenter.net.


The Appalachian Artisan Center is dedicated to developing the economy of eastern Kentucky through our arts, culture, and heritage.  The Center provides assistance to artists who wish to create and grow successful businesses.


The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments 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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