Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Haley Prevatt Law Office Art of Giving Charity Art Show

The Haley Prevatt Law Office
Art of Giving Charity Art Show

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Friday, April 15, 2011
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Lion Building
Suite 210
155 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

artists exhibiting:

GG Burns - Lexington, mixed media artist
David Toczko - Elizabethtown,  photographer/author ~ “Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill”
Connie Tucker - Lexington artist, watercolors
Stephen Wiggins - Lexington artist ~
Theresa Williams - Versailles artist ~  owner of Solaris Art Gallery, (online Facebook)

catering donated by: BabyCakes Cupcakes,
media donated by: GG Burns,,
flowers donated by "House" by JSD Designs,

donation: $5 per person
for more info contact: (859) 259-0083


Featuring GG Burn's newest Derby Inspired Divas and other Kentucky horse racing themed originals and framed prints.
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Featuring: David Toczko - Elizabethtown,  photographer/author 

New Shaker Village book commemorates restoration of historic Kentucky site
Ashley Judd provides foreword for new coffee-table book

David Toczko is owner of Lone Dakota Photography in Elizabethtown, Ky. His work has been published nationally and internationally, and has been acclaimed for its richness and depth. His photos have appeared in the Shaker Workshops® catalogs and were included in Kentucky Derby 133 Review. The book, published by Acclaim Press, features more than 260 photos of iconic Shaker arts and crafts, architecture and furniture. The photos were culled from more than 30,000 images shot by Toczko over four years and depict all four seasons at Shaker Village. The book is available through the author’s Web site and major online book retailers.  
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Featuring: Connie Tucker - Lexington artist, watercolors


Featuring: Stephen Wiggins - Lexington artist ~


Featuring: Theresa Williams - Versailles artist, acrylic and oil ~ owner of Solaris Art Gallery
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Derby Divas ~ Inspiration from Churchill Downs

Lately, I've been attempting to spend more time in my studio and less time on the computer. Since I'm a geek who needs to seek a "Facebook Anonymous" support group, (plus, I also manage other websites) ... sometimes I squander too many hours before I realize there is little time left to create.
Kentucky Derby Diva, by GG Burns, 16 x 20 watercolor

Complicated in KY", by GG Burns, Mixed Media 12" x 12

At any rate, this spring I wanted to create some new pieces for upcoming spring art and gallery events. 

Everything in Kentucky, seems to revolve around horses, races and of course, the notorious KY Derby at Churchill Downs.  I have sketched horses, painted them in every medium and even collaged them on tiles. Even though they usually sell, I wanted to paint something other than horses.  There are hundreds of artist in Kentucky who have seized that market! 

To purchase wearable art featuring GG's Complicated in Kentucky, click here:

My first love with art was "fashion", even though I grew up around horses and have sketched horses since early childhood.  I studied fashion illustration in college and was actually a real life fashion illustrator for a large department store chain ~ long ago before the days of computers and digital cameras.  That said, I decided to paint something that reflected The KY derby other than horses.  If you have ever attended races at a horse track in KY, you will know it's the place for beautiful, colorful hats and well dressed spectators
by GG Burns, Mixed Media 12" x 12"

I spent quite a bit of time, (hours actually)  ~ researching dozens of hat websites and images of women in their fine millinery.  These are just a few of my finished works. I hope to have a few prints made of these in the near future. Stay tune ... enjoy ~ gg