About the Artist

Lacy Hale is an artist from Knott County, Kentucky. After attending Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, NY for two years she returned home to Southeastern Kentucky and began work as a professional freelance artist. She has exhibited in a number of shows both inside and outside of the region and has participated in various residencies. In May of 2010 she partnered with the Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman, Ky and received a grant to design and execute a mural on the Artisan Center Studios building in Hindman. It was completed in November of 2010 and contains nine of the most prominent and well-known artisans from Knott County, celebrating the rich artistic heritage of the region. She is a full-time artist, co-founder and coordinator of the regional arts group EpiCentre Arts, and coordinator of the Appalshop Gallery (with the support of EpiCentre) . She is co-host of the monthly WMMT FM radio program, Art Matters, with fellow artist Donna Williams. She is a member of the newly formed Kentucky Art Tribe, is on the board of the Appalachian Arts Alliance, and is on the Artist Advisory Board for the Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman, KY. In August of 2014 she was commissioned by the community collaboration of Saul Good Restaurants, the Lexington Parking Authority, the Webb Companies, and US Bank to create a mural in Victorian Square at 118 North Broadway in Lexington, KY. She and her assistant, brother Seth Hale completed the project in one month's time. Her artwork generally tends to focus on people and mainly the people of her region, whom she finds fascinating, honest, and kind. She currently resides in Letcher County, Kentucky with her husband and two adorable dogs.