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New art exhibit showcases scenes of Rowan County from different perspectives

Caylee Lacey

The Rowan County Arts Center is currently displaying “The Eyes Have It”, an exhibit by local artist Joe Sartor.

Sartor said RCAC Director Ashley Gilliam suggested the show's name after noting his fascination with eyes.

“Not only human eyes, but pets especially. I think I kept repeating that theme. Ashley Gilliam looked at one of them and said you ought to call this The Eyes Have It, and I thought that was a pretty good idea. So, I kept on painting that theme for a number of months,” said Sartor.

Sartor added that some of the paintings are recollections from his visits to the Home for Wayward Babydolls in Elliottville, Kentucky. Sartor said he used those memories as inspiration for good eye expression.

“I sort of put some of those baby doll images in familiar settings here in Morehead, like the Triplett Creek Bridge,” said Sartor.

A free artist meet and greet is taking place on October 6 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The showcase is on display in the main gallery from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through October 7. The RCAC is located at 205 E Main St, Morehead.