Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

February 22, 2013

Peace and love

Final Friday at Grayson Gallery and Art Center today

Lee Ward
The Independent

GRAYSON — About 60 pieces of art ranging from paintings to books and photography will be on display during F!nal Fr!day Art and Antiques Walk  at Grayson Gallery and Art Center in the show “Peace and Love.” A reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the gallery.

“Since the Rotary Club of Grayson is a sponsor and we are Rotary members, and the Rotary International theme this year is ‘Peace Through Service,’ we wanted to use the ‘peace’ part of that and combine it with the ‘love’ idea since it is the month of love, and you know how we love the arts and artists,” Dan Click, coordinator of the gallery, said.

As a gallery partner, Rotary has donated $100 for the Best Themed piece. Click said the gallery will provide the award money for People’s Choice.

“We plan to give a People’s Choice award at each show this year,” he said. “We also plan to include several more organizations and businesses as partners in the future so we can offer more awards and services to artists via their sponsorship.”

Click said there are plenty of ideas in the works.

March is Women’s History Month and Click said an exhibit with that theme is planned.

“The show will feature all women artists and we'll have women musicians and deal with issues important to women like the impact of drug abuse, as well as domestic violence,” he said.

“We have been approved for another grant from the Brushy Fork Institute and will host a summer Art and Culture Camp. April's show will be a ‘green’ themed exhibit, coordinating with Earth Day celebrations, and will feature repurposed, upcycled and all those catchy words describing art from found objects,” he said, noting the band Hung Jury with local attorney Will Wilhoit already is schedule to perform.

The Whipps with Tom Berry on percussion will provide live music during tonight’s event and local writer Keri Kitchen will have her books for sale.

The show “Peace and Love” will continue through March 15.

For more information, visit the gallery’s Facebook page.

The gallery is on the corner of Carol Malone and Third Street.

LEE WARD can be reached at lward@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2661.