Butler County well represented at Celebration of Arts Show
The 32nd Annual U. S. Bank Celebration of the Arts show at the Kentucky Museum in Bowling Green drew more than 180 entries from a 65-mile radius. Featured in the exhibition were works by Butler Countians: Kim Spradlin Hanna, Sam Hunt, Mike Ingram, and Moksha Sommer in various categories.
Sam Hunt is a multi-talented award winner that has shown his works for 6 years. His entry this year was a graphite drawing titled " Reflections on a Lisbon Street," which placed third in the professional division. Sam was an art teacher at Butler County High School for 33 years, holds numerous degrees, and his works include printmaking, watercolor, acrylic, and sculpture.
Kim Spradlin Hanna entered a painting titled "Stop Sign," which is one of the results of her painting efforts. She has been painting on and off for over thirty years, mainly with acrylic paints. Although Kim is a private person, she does admit that she has been interested in painting ever since first grade when she participated in competitive coloring.
Michael Ingram is another Butler past award winner in the Photography division. His entry of "Abandoned," is a photographic study of discarded dolls that he discovered in his travels. Mike has been a photographer since 1979 when he started out with a film camera that he received for Christmas, possibly from the Sears & Roebuck catalog.He now shoots mainly digital with Nikon cameras.
Moksha Sommer, also from Butler, is an accomplished singer and world traveler who first became interested in the Arts as a young child. Her striking multi-media work "Fragments of She." started out as a painting, but the work seemed to keep on going until it was a representation of her fragmented life. Moksha's next project will involve the dance arts.
The Celebration Of The Arts Exhibition runs through early April, admission for individuals is free. The Museum is located at 1444 Kentucky Street, more or less on the Northwest side of Western Kentucky University campus, and their phone number is 270-745-2592.