Governor and first lady seek artists for capitol art exhibit
Gov. Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear have invited Kentuckians to lend their artistic talents to the Team Kentucky Gallery, which is located in two main halls of the state Capitol in Frankfort.
The Beshears believe there is no better place than the Capitol to highlight Kentuckians’ voices as represented through art. “Every day, as I walk the halls of this building, I am inspired by the spirit of Kentucky that these artworks have captured” said Governor Beshear. First Lady Beshear added, “art helps all of us – young and old alike. Whether it’s creating it or viewing it, art is a powerful tool to help us see the beauty in our world and in each other.”
Selected artworks will be displayed for a six-month rotation in the Capitol and on the Team Kentucky Digital Art Gallery, where the artists can provide additional information. After each rotation, artworks are returned to the artists. The current, inaugural rotation runs until Dec. 31, 2021. The second rotation will begin Jan. 1 and run until June 30, 2022.
The deadline to submit artwork for consideration for the second rotation is Nov. 29, 2021. Artworks will be selected by the second week of December, and artists will be notified shortly thereafter. More information about the program, and how and what to submit can be found at https://governor.ky.gov/team-kentucky-gallery or by contacting Lindsay Bloom in the First Lady’s Office at 502.545.7254 or Lindsay.Bloom@ky.gov.