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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!

Jenkins Community Mural Project!

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Work has started on the Jenkins Community Mural Project. I was commissioned to do this mural by Appalshop, Inc. through a grant they received. My mural is one piece of a much broader project including production of several large photo banners, a walking/driving tour of the town of Jenkins, and another mural by fellow artist Pam Meade. The mural is being painted on nine 5' x 10' Alupoly panels to be installed later at an already determined location. I have designed the mural in a paint by number system so anyone from the community, no matter their level of talent, will be comfortable with lending a hand and picking up a paint brush. We have had some participants as young as six and seven and as old as 64 attend. We have been working nights and weekends to make sure most who would like to join will be able to find the time. To see the progress, you can check back here or search #jenkinsmurals on Facebook and Instagram. Also, here is a short news story done on the mural in the beginning painting stages: http://www.ekbtv.com/news/community-lends-their-brushes-brighten-jenkins

Sketching the first panel

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Tulip Poplar Mural Completed in September

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10401367_637085199723477_2130532085312672953_n 10330422_637085236390140_6505067436177973997_n 10438536_637975472967783_4069311263554684151_n 1610809_649527198479277_6542417554296414710_n 10612960_651450664953597_1247468908812123660_n 10639409_653273061438024_1565398575665074768_n 10348442_654527434645920_9114038806706309699_n   In September of 2014, Lacy Hale and her brother and assistant, Seth Hale, completed a mural commission in Victorian Square in Lexington, KY. The mural was commissioned by Saul Good restaurant, the Lexington Parking Authority, and the Webb family who own most of the property in Victorian Square. The mural was created out of the desire of beautifying the stairwell under the pedway in the Square. It is of the flower that blooms on the Kentucky state tree, the tulip poplar. The mural took a month to complete and was well received by the community.

New Mural Created for Railroad Street Mercantile, Whitesburg, KY

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celestialsunmuralHere is a newly created ceiling mural painted on the ceiling of the Railroad Street Mercantile, a wonderful store in the town of Whitesburg, KY! It took six hours to complete. This photograph was taken as night was falling and the light was dimming.

Artistic Heritage, public mural

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Artistic Heritage

Bolen Studio Building | 85 West Main Street | Hindman, KY

 

Acrylic on concrete, 10' x 23' 2010

  Left to right:   In mid-2009, Lacy Hale began missing the incredible people and beautiful scenery of her hometown. She began thinking of a way that she could pay homage to the area's rich artistic and cultural heritage and raise the community's awareness of the importance of art. She drafted some sketches and approached the Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman, Kentucky. The Artisan Center, with funding from TOUR SEKY, helped Lacy realize her dream of making a public piece of art in her community. She and her brother Seth Hale donated roughly 120 hours of their time in executing the final project.  

 Work in progress:

The original sketch for the mural.

 

Lacy lays in some color for the sky.

 

The early view from across the street- mountains are forming.

 

The people are starting to take shape.

 

Using a stencil to make the quilt pattern.

 

Lacy and Seth at the unveiling in December 2010.

  Lacy would like to thank Mike Mullins from the Hindman Settlement School for helping her choose which artisans to be included in the piece, Hindman Student Ministries and Steven Bell for donating ladders, chairs, and their facilities, everyone at the Artisan Center, TOUR SEKY, and of course the families of all the artisans that were included in the project.   Design by Lacy Hale. Painting by Lacy Hale and her brother, Seth Hale.  

Funding provided by:

Tour SEKY