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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!

by lacy

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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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.  

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