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NKY Artists Featured in Governor's Derby Exhibit

Three Northern Kentucky artists are among those featured in the Governor's Derby Exhibit in Frankfort.

The Kentucky Arts Council is celebrating 2015 as the Year of the Arts in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Kentucky Arts Council by Gov. Edward Breathitt, as well as the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Endowment of the Arts by the U.S. Congress.

"The Kentucky Derby is an event unique to the Bluegrass State, and the Governor's Derby Exhibit is a special part of the celebration," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director, when the artists' submissions were sought in February. "This is one of the only exhibits the arts council sponsors that is open to all Kentucky artists, and it is especially appropriate during the Year of the Arts, as we celebrate Kentucky art from every corner of the state."

Kenton County's Ken Page and Boone County's Anthony Stollings and Ruth Wyman are among the artists to have their work featured.

The display went up in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort on Thursday and will be visible through May 5.

-Staff report

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"Working People" ($1,500) by Anthony Stollings of Boone County