Frankfort Kentucky Art
When I saw the Kentucky election last week, I wondered what the art is like there, and so I learned that Frankfurt, KY, has one of the most diverse and diverse art communities in the state of Kentucky. Jennifer Zingg, an artist known for her colorful pumpkins and murals in downtown, recently opened the Full Circle Studio Gallery on the bridge. This outdoor public art museum opened its doors at the end of October and invites children and dogs alike to explore the 35 sculptures and murals that house the property. St. Full Circle offers a variety of after-school sessions, including art classes, art workshops, workshops for children and free admission to the museum.
VanHouten, who left a sculpture professorship at the University of Minnesota to found the park, describes it as "a community for art education and creative experience while preserving the beauty of Kentucky's rural landscape.
VanHouten's grandparents grew up on the farm, and the park is named after his grandmother. Preserving Kentucky's heritage is important, as evidenced by the natural paths and landscape that preserve the appearance and atmosphere of the former farmland. The park keeps the old farmhouse and barns away from VanH, but in the center of a new, modern park.
Follow your animal instincts at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, where visitors can mix and mingle with Kentucky's wilder fauna. There is also a picnic area for putting on a blanket and enjoying lunch, as well as a small playground for children. The Salatos Wildlife Education Center provides an overview of Kentucky and its wildlife and some of the animals in the park.
History buffs will also enjoy the Kentucky Museum of Natural History's exhibit on the history of the civil rights movement in Kentucky. Other exhibits explore the state's role in dismantling Kentucky's borders in the 1950s and 1960s. Don't miss exploring the gardens and landscapes designed by the late John Olmsted, one of the most influential architects in Kentucky history.
Victor Hammer was artist-in-residence at Transylvania College from 2003 to 2006, first as a member of the newly founded art department of the college and then from 2006 to 2010 as an associate professor of art at the University of Illinois in Chicago. In addition to teaching, Mr. Hammer regularly offered classes to college students and Lexington community residents through the newly formed Arts Department, continuing his long-standing relationship with the college's faculty.
After a short period of study in New York, he returned to Kentucky to study at the University of Kentucky and then Kentucky State University. After returning to Kentucky, he worked in Frankfurt, Lexington and Louisville and spent many winters during the Civil War painting portraits of growers from Louisiana and Mississippi. After the war, Sawyier returned to Cincinnati to be taught by another Kentucky artist, Frank Duveneck.
He settled down in a small houseboat and devoted his time to sketching picturesque scenes of the Kentucky River Valley, which he made in his studio on the boat. During the Civil War, he was a telegraph for the Confederacy and served as postmaster of Lexington from 1869 to 1876. After the war, he returned to his home state of Kentucky and painted portraits of figures and painters, and he continued painting until he went blind in 1881. During his wartime time time in Washington, he painted portraits, and during the Civil War, he painted a portrait of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the White House.
The Josephine Sculpture Garden is located on the grounds of the Kentucky Museum of Natural History in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. His first painting, a portrait of a young woman in her early 20s, was painted in 1825, and his most famous portrait, "Encounter with the Lord," is typical, with a simple background of trees, waterfalls, grass, trees and trees in the background.
The 262-acre complex also includes the Kentucky Museum of Natural History and the historic Wooding Hills district. The Kentucky Distillery Tour, a one-hour drive that will take in six regional distilleries. A water-based bourbon tour with guided canoe and kayak tours, culminating in a visit to each distillery.
Once you arrive at Josephine Sculpture Park, take 64 and drive to the Kentucky capital. While you're there, marvel at the gracefulness of the historic downtown houses and imagine someone inviting you to sit on the porch for a Mint Julep.
There is a lot of public art here, but the way you will have to travel to see it is mowed down, not paved. If you want to get involved in the art at Josephine Sculpture Park, bring something organic or metal that you can leave behind, such as a dome or sculpture. The best starting point for your tour are the imposing columns and stairs at the entrance to the park. My daughter wanted to bring paint and pencil and made some tiny artworks on a single brick when we returned to Josephines Sculpture Park.