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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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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