Selected Winners of Musical Inspirations Art Contest to Debut at Gheens Foundation Great Expectations Concert
Winners have been announced for the unique Musical Inspirations Art Contest, hosted by The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and Louisville Orchestra. The selected winners' pieces will make their public debut at the Gheens Foundation Great Expectations concert on February 7. The prizewinning art work will be projected onto large screens while the Louisville Orchestra and the Louisville Youth Orchestra combine forces to perform the music that inspired their art: the complete Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky.
Pieces were selected by a blind judging committee comprised of three panelists, including two arts curriculum specialists with 50 years combined experience teaching visual art and a professional visual artist/professional musician. Each winning piece was inspired by one of five provided movements from Pictures at an Exhibition.
Each of the five First Prize Winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to Preston Art Center and four copies of the exhibit catalog. The winning artworks and honorable mention pieces will be exhibited at The Kentucky Center along with a reception in the Mary Anderson Room following the concert.
The Kentucky Center - Whitney Hall
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are free and the event is open to the public
1st Place Winners
Byldo: Mayme Taylor, 15, Boyle County High School, Danville
Limoges: Shelby Wilson, 15, Paul G. Blazer High School, Ashland
The Gnome: Anya Hartman, 15, Lafayette High School, Lexington
The Old Castle: Hayley Reed, 13, Noe Middle School, Louisville
Tuileries: Samarah Courtney, 14, Henderson County High School, Henderson
Alexa Craft, 17, Paul G. Blazer High School, Ashland
Eli Durham, 14, Taylor County High School, Campbellsville
Anna Heineman, 15, Paul G. Blazer High School, Ashland
Cristy Napier, 17, Harlan County High School, Baxter
Sarah Brown, 17, Abeka Academy, Russellville
Blaire Killmeier, 18, Presentation Academy, Louisville
McKinney Meek, 16, Paul G. Blazer High School, Ashland
The Old Castle:
Victoria Hinds, 17, Shelby County High School, Shelbyville
Kastin Hoffman, 16, Paul G. Blazer High School, Ashland
Jordana Pullem, 14, Paul G. Blazer High School, Ashland
Christopher Marsh, 15, Paul G. Blazer High School, Ashland
Emma Spade, 17, Paul G. Blazer High School, Ashland
Note that all artwork may be featured by the Kentucky Center for the Arts and the Louisville Orchestra in publications and/or promotions.
ABOUT THE KENTUCKY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS:
The mission of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is to lead and enrich the artistic, educational and economic vitality of the region by providing unparalleled programming and cultural events. As an integral member of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage cabinet, The Center, along with the other agencies, seek to preserve and promote the history, heritage and arts of the Commonwealth.