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Kentucky Veteran Project Exhibit starts Dec. 11 in Franklin

Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Veteran Project, an art exhibit sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council, will begin its yearlong tour of Kentucky beginning Dec. 11 at Gallery on the Square in Franklin.

“The Kentucky Veteran project was well received during its stay at the Capitol here in Frankfort and we are looking forward to sending it on the road to the rest of Kentucky,” said Chris Cathers, arts council interim executive director. “The schedule is designed to touch all regions of the state, giving folks an opportunity to see this amazing artwork by our veterans and their families.”

The yearlong tour will include stops at each of Kentucky’s four Veterans Centers in Hanson, Radcliff, Hazard and Wilmore, where it will be open to the public.

“We are excited and appreciative to be part of the Kentucky Veteran Project traveling exhibit. It truly enriches the experience of both the veterans we serve as well as their families and communities,” said Mark Bowman, executive director of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Centers. “We hope that everyone takes the opportunity to visit our facilities and experience the project first hand.”

The exhibit’s touring schedule is (all times Eastern unless noted):

•Dec. 11, 2018 – mid-January 2019, Gallery on the Square

110 N. Main St., Franklin

Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Central

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

•Mid-January – mid-March 2019, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

200 Artisan Way, Berea

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

•March 16-17 2019, The Kentucky Crafted Market

Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena

4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

•Mid-March – April 2019, Western Kentucky Veterans Center

926 Veterans Drive, Hanson

Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Central

•May 2019, Ohio County Artist Guild

101 N. Main St., Beaver Dam

Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Central

•June 2019, Radcliff Veterans Center

100 Veterans Drive, Radcliff

Monday – Sunday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

•July 2019, Boyle County Public Library

307 W. Broadway St., Danville

Monday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Tuesday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.

•August 2019, Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center

601 College St., Bowling Green

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central

•September 2019, Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center

200 Veterans Drive, Hazard

Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

•October 2019, Gateway Regional Arts Center

101 E. Main St., Mt. Sterling

Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

•November – December 2019, Thomson-Hood Veterans Center

100 Veterans Drive, Wilmore

Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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.

(provided by Kentucky Arts Council)

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