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Lacy Hale Appointed to the Board of the Kentucky Arts Council

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11025772_732901213475208_7327604936424791931_n In February of 2015, Lacy was appointed by the Governor of the state of Kentucky to serve on the board of the Kentucky Arts Council! Her term will run for four years, until February of 2019.  

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.

Selling Paintings to KY’s Secretary of State and Other Exciting News!

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Lacy Hale with Alison Lundergan Grimes

The past few months have been very exciting for Lacy. She has participated in shows at the MAC in Prestonsburg, KY, the Grayson Gallery in Grayson, KY, has helped her husband and friends open a record store in Whitesburg, KY, and has spoken on panels about the arts in the area.

In July, her exhibit at the Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman, KY was coming to a close and she had the opportunity to show and explain her artwork to the current Secretary of State in Kentucky/Kentucky's Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Alison Lundergan Grimes. Alison was very personable, friendly, and even bought one of Lacy's paintings! (pictured below)

The title of the painting was "They Cut a New Path" and because it was about family ties and trailblazing, Alison felt it embodied her and what she's doing for the state of Kentucky. Lacy was thrilled to be able to meet Alison and (as Mrs. Grimes said) that one of her paintings may one day hang in the Capital Building!

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They Cut a New Path now resides in the collection of Mrs. Alison Lundergan Grimes

EpiCentre Arts Picking Up Steam

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EpiCentreArtsLogo-01The arts group, EpiCentre Arts, that I co-founded a little over a year ago is starting to get a great following and is working in the community of Letcher County, KY to increase the visibility of the arts in both the county and the region. Having just finished a series of free visual arts workshops set in four different communities in the county, we are moving forward to engage the community in more arts related events.  If you would like to read more about EpiCentre and the work we're doing, you can find more information here: www.facebook.com/EpiCentreArtsEKY

Sketching and Planning

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1531995_533357406762924_256391909_nDoing a little bit of sketching and planning. I have a lot of projects that are coming up in the next few months and they promise to be exciting. I will add updates as I can.

Seedtime on the Cumberland 2013 Poster Created

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SeedtimeI was honored to be asked for the second year in a row to create the Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival's poster. The 2013 hand-pulled poster had a run of 50 prints.

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.

New Work, New Exhibits, New Collaborations! And a newly updated website coming soon!

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There have been so many exciting things happening over the past year that this website has unfortunately fallen by the wayside. Please stay tuned to see images of new work, hear about new exhibits and collaborations with other artists and a general update of this website! Thanks for checking in and please come back!

Event: ArtWalk (Whitesburg, KY)

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Letcher County Tourism

229 Main St Whitesburg, KY 41858

Reception: December, 2nd 2011 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm ArtWalk: December, 9th 2011 | 4:00 - 9:00 pm

As part of the ArtWalk, a quarterly multi-location gallery event in Whitesburg, KY, LACY HALE will feature artwork in the UNDERGROUND GALLERY among numerous other prominent area artists.

Exhibit: Summit City Lounge (Whitesburg, KY)

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214 Main Street Whitesburg, KY 41858 606.633.2715

Reception: December, 16th 2011 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

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