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Two Morehead Artists to be Featured at Kentucky Crafted: The Market

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Brenda Salyers and Diane Smallwood of Morehead are part of a group of thirty-one Kentucky artists who have been selected to exhibit in "Music Scenes," a new Kentucky Arts Council exhibit that will debut at Kentucky Crafted: The Market March 7-8 at Lexington Convention Center.

"Music Scenes" examines the relationship between visual art and music. The selected artwork includes painting, photography, fiber art, collage, mixed media and other forms.

Katie Burke's photo of musician and luthier Walter Lay is one of 38 pieces selected for the exhibit. The photo will be used as the cover of Lay's upcoming CD, "Black Jack Davey."

Photography is not Burke's main medium, but she said the theme of "Music Scenes" inspired her to submit her photo of Lay, a luthier and juried artist in the Kentucky Crafted program.

"I'm a full-time painter, but this one photograph I shot seemed to incorporate the artistic side and the musical side," said Burke, also a Kentucky Crafted artist. "Walter Lay, who the photograph is of, is a big proponent of hand built guitars and specializes in Kentucky music. When I saw the call to artists for 'Music Scenes,' this seemed perfect."

Laura Lee Cundiff, whose two pieces titled "Red Blues" and "Whirl" were chosen for the exhibit, said entering those pieces just made sense.

"It seemed like it just fit. I paint dancers. I love figures moving in space," Cundiff said. "I like to paint musicians and singers."

The artists, listed by city, are:

Tona Barkley, Owenton

Debbie Billips, Jeffersonville

Amanda Briede, Louisville

Katie Burke, Louisville

CeCe Butcher, Somerset

Robert Carden, Lexington

Laura Lee Cundiff, Versailles

Skylar Davis, Richmond

Damon Farmer, Versailles

Cheree Federico, Bowling Green

Ricardo Federico, Bowling Green

Timothy Gold, Independence

Kristin Gunn, Stanton

Cissy Hamilton, Lexington

Emily Hargrove, La Center

Cynthia Houston, Bowling Green

Lisa Hurst, Cynthiana

Darrell Ishmael, Lexington

Brandon Jones, Louisville

Elaine Manning, Grassy Creek

Sharon Matisoff, Fern Creek

Kasandra McNeil, Nancy

Matt Pascucci, Lexington

Sonya Roark, Somerset

Judy Rosati, Louisville

Brenda Salyers, Morehead

Dianne Simpson, Heidrick

Diane Smallwood, Morehead

Anthony Stollings, Florence

Jason Sturgill, Lexington

Joanne Weis, Louisville

The Market will be 9 a.m.-7 p.m. March 7 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 8 at the Lexington Convention Center. Admission is $10 for one day or $15 for both, and includes access to the "Music Scenes" exhibit and other activities.

On March 7, University of Kentucky men's basketball game ticketholders can purchase Market tickets for $7 by presenting their game ticket or ticket stub. Children 15 and under are admitted free to The Market with a paying adult.

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.

The arts council, along with the NEA, celebrates 50 years of service in 2015, which the arts council is recognizing as the Year of the Arts in Kentucky.

(story provided by Kentucky Arts Council)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."