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September 6, 2011

Lake Cumberland Decorative Artists to hold exhibit at The Center

Somerset — Members of the Lake Cumberland Decorative Artists are exhibiting some of their favorite pieces of art in a new exhibit at The Cen-ter for Rural Development.

The exhibit, presented by Lake Cumberland Perform-ing Arts in partnership with The Center, features 31 original works of art submitted by local and regional artists.

“This community has a diverse group of creative and talented artists, and we are delighted to be able to share their creative spirit in the latest exhibit on display at The Center,” Dianna Winstead, associate director of arts, culture and events, said. “The exhibit gives these artists a platform to show-case their talents and, hope-fully, will inspire others to develop their creativity.”

Members of Lake Cum-berland Decorative Artists meet once a month at West Somerset Fellowship Hall on West Ky. 80 in Somerset to paint and support each other as artists.

The local club, founded in 1999, is a member of the National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters.

Decorative painting is defined “as a diverse art form that uses a variety of techniques and media to decorate functional and non-functional objects.”

Janie Kidd, president of Lake Cumberland Decora-tive Artists, said the local organization also provides opportunities through monthly classes for members to advance their skills and for new members to develop their talents as decorative artists.

“In the classes, we all learn together and help each other,” Kidd said.

That’s how Louise Hogue of Burnside, who now has her own art studio, and several other members said they learned how to paint.

“I always thought that one day I would be sitting in front of an easel with my paint brushes,” said Hogue, one of the featured artists whose work is on display at The Center.

Hogue is exhibiting her oil painting, “Maine Course,” a dinner place setting for one with an oversized Maine lobster as the main dish.

Other artists participating in the exhibit include: Cheryl Burnett, Jeanette Casada, Carolyn Farmer, Norma Garner, Oreida Haney, Lonnie Hurst, Nancy Kincaid, Janie Kidd, Debbie McQueary, Terry Miller, Janet New, Anna Noland, Juanita Norris, Jan Palmer, Marty Posey, Barbara Schoolcraft, Carol Skaggs, Ruth Ann Thompson and Amanda Thompson.

A reception to celebrate the work of these artists will be held on Friday, Sept. 16, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the front lobby of The Center during the pre-show event prior to the Children’s Prime Time Theatre opening performance of “Ananse! ... Early in the Day.”

There is no charge to attend the pre-show event or view the exhibit on display through Sept. 25 at The Center, located at 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset. The exhibit, hanging in the front lobby and along the wall of the South Wing, may be viewed from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and during extended business hours when The Center is open for special events.

For more information about the art exhibit or any of the other upcoming events at The Center, call 606-677-6000 or visit www.centertech.com

Established in 1996 through the vision of U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers, (KY-05), and other leaders, The Center for Rural Development is a nonprofit organization fueled by a mission to provide leadership that stimulates innovative and sustainable economic development solutions and a better way of life in southern and eastern Kentucky.

In its 42-county primary service region, The Center provides innovative programs in leadership, public safety, technology, and arts and culture. The Center is committed to constantly expanding its capabilities in order to deliver a range of key services throughout Kentucky and the nation.

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