Visual Arts Galleries
Exhibits at SKyPAC & The Capitol Arts Center Galleries
The SKyPAC Children's Gallery
Metcalfe County Center for the Arts
April 1, 2014 - April 30, 2014
The new exhibit includes approximately 60 pieces of art by students from kindergarten to twelfth grade in Metcalfe County schools. These pieces, chosen by teachers, are considered to represent some of the best works from the Metcalfe Center for the Arts. The Center for the Arts is located in Metcalfe County Middle School, and was organized to showcase the students’ artwork. The selections displayed at SKyPAC will include various mediums, subjects, and art styles. For more information about the Metcalfe County Center for the Arts click here.
Capitol Mezzanine Gallery
Alejandro Sala Torres
January 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014
Alejandro Sala Torres is a 22 year old young Cuban artist with the desire to express, through painting, his state of being and his desire to connect to people.
He was born on a small island belonging to Cuba with the name of "Island of Youth."
Since childhood, he focused mostly on a series of caricatures. After graduating from high school, he was admitted to the School of Plastic Arts Wilfredo Lam, where he studied for 4 years, finishing his degree in July 2010 with a Major in Sculpture. Alejandro achieved the highest grade in his senior thesis; Technique: Installation Sculpture Art; Title: "Transportation."
During his career he participated in several group exhibitions and received several awards from the various institutions of the arts in Cuba.
Alejandro recently moved from Cuba to Bowling Green, Ky, in March of 2013. He is eager to become part of the art community in the region.
Come see his work currently on exhibit at the Capitol Arts Center's Mezzanine Gallery.
Capitol Houchens Gallery
Kentucky Arts Council's 'identity'
April 11, 2014 - May 23, 2014
The adjudicated exhibit includes work by 30 artists, including some who have never exhibited professionally before. The exhibit is the first of its kind produced by the arts council to exclusively showcase work by artists with disabilities. It was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to continue the arts council's work to address and promote careers in the arts for people with disabilities. The art work in 'identity' includes all media, and the artists come from different communities, learned their art form in different way and represent the diversity of the spectrum of people with disabilities.
"The identity exhibit features work by artists with disabilities from across the Commonwealth. The artwork in identity includes all media, and the artists come from different communities, learned their art form in different ways and represent the diversity of the spectrum of people with disabilities. Each artist has self-identities as a "person with a disability," and has shared their perspectives about how having a disability does (or does not) affect and shape them personally and as an artist. The artist's statements and artwork in the exhibit are meant to open a discussion about the nature of disability in shaping a person's identity."