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No Hate in My Holler

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        In February of this 2017, Neo Nazis announced that they were coming to a town about an hour from where I live. I developed the No Hate in My Holler block print at an art in response event I helped organize at the arts based youth drop-in where I was working at the time. As the image, saying, and hashtag were shared, it began to resonate with people. I started getting requests for merchandise featuring this phrase and image. Journalist Mason Adams contacted me after the tragic events in Charlottesville because the No Hate hashtag began making the rounds again.   To learn more about why I made it, here is Mason's article in The Daily Yonder:  
How #NoHateInMyHoller Became the War Cry for Appalachia

Playing Catch Up

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It's been a while since I updated my website so I'm trying to do that now. I have spoken to college classes about being an artist in eastern Kentucky, I have traveled to Rauschenberg's studio in Florida thanks to a grant that my arts group, EpiCentre Arts received. I have done several commissions and I have started delving deeper into printmaking. I have been very busy making art and teaching people about art. For that I am thankful.    

Jenkins Mural Project Complete!

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Lacy Hale and artist Pam Meade, who assisted her on this project, at the mural unveiling in 2016.

After six months of work and with assistance from over 65 community members aged 7 to 87, the first of two murals in Jenkins are complete. The unveiling was on a cold day in December of 2016. Thanks to Appalshop for including Lacy in this project!