After the festival, I enjoyed an amazing meal at the historic Tousey House Tavern. Butch Wainscott and his wife (and artist) , Mary Ann have created a culinary experience. Incredible food in a historic setting…well worth the drive and a day in the sun.
I hit the ground running this May. First, Maysville had their annual Art Walk. Seven banners of my work were hung in the Second street mall. The art walk was well attended. It was nice to see so many friends.
Me and the great Maysville folks who are making the Cultural Arts District happen in Maysville.
The next day, was the Duveneck Art Show in Covington.
The show is right on the river, facing Cincinnati. Where we could watch the Reds game (they won BTW). It was a great show! The folks in Covington really make their artists feel welcome. After each show, they have a party for the artists in a beautiful lawn with incredible food.
Immediately after the show, I drove to Georgia to spend a day with my family. My little brother is leaving for Iraq soon, and the family needed to get together.
I hurried back to Kentucky to get ready for the May’s Lick Asparagus Festival. Every year, the festival has an art contest. My entry was my first attempt at an animation. IT WON FIRST PLACE!!! You can see it on youTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyJTNYTNOds
The next day after the Asparagus festival, was the Wyoming Art Show. There was a little bit of rain, but a remarkable turnout, good sales, and I WON THE OUTSIDE EXHIBITOR AWARD!
I had my bike, map and other artifacts from my recent trip…along with a new major painting…
In the last 2 months, I moved to a new home/studio, rode my bike for 600 miles, along with a handful of other interesting projects.
One in particular will be unveiled tomorrow (Friday evening, May 7, 2010) at 5pm at the Second Street Mall in Downtown Maysville. I was commissioned by the Downtown Maysville Cultural Arts District to design a series of seven banners to illustrate some of the wonderful things about our community.
I won’t reveal the entire design, but here are a few teasers…
If you want to see them in person, the reception will be downtown during Maysville’s Tromp + Trolley, a fabulous evening with artists and their work throughout downtown Maysville.
I will have a small exhibit of relics from my bicycle trip on display at the Parker Travel Agency on Market street…including my bike and a map with photos. While you are there, talk to Matt about a taking a bicycle vacation of your own.
If you want to buy a piece of my work for your collection (or a mother’s day gift), visit the E.A.T. gallery on Second Street, where a great selection of originals and prints are for sale. While at the gallery, meet world famous jeweler, Christina Brandewie. Her gorgeous jewelry will sparkle you.
There will be entertainment, food, free trolley rides and an opportunity to see and meet dozens of our local artists and enjoy the breathtaking architecture of Downtown Maysville, KY.
The Duveneck Art Show in Covington is on Sunday NOT Saturday. If you can’t make it to Maysville, and would like to see me and my work, The show is on the river in Historic Covington from noon to 5pm. It’ll be a great Mother’s Day activity!
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Ken is a self-taught artist from rural Kentucky, whose work includes painting, printmaking, animation and ipad art. He considers himself to be a 'lifetime learner' and he uses art as the vehicle to explore and learn more about the world around him. Much of his work reflect his optimistic views on rural folk culture, river life and simple pleasures.
You can visit Ken every Final Friday of the month at studio 400 at the Pendleton Art Center in downtown Cincinnati. He can also be found picnicking near his home in the Historic Village of Old Washington, KY.