Can you imagine a program of super artists? No way they could all be in one program, right? Well, look no further. The Architectural Artists Directory is one of the newest programs of the Kentucky Arts Council. And, let me tell you, it is oozing with knock-your-socks-off talent!
Just to fill you in, if you were walking in Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Tempur-Pedic International Headquarters, University of Kentucky Hospital or the Mount Baker Light Rail Station in Seattle, Wash., you may have walked right by glass and mosaic pieces from our very own Guy Kemper.
The Architectural Artists Directory is a program for artists that work with architects, builders, landscape architects, interior designers and private clients. Need a specialized railing that is one-of-a-kind and can be functional at the same time? Go to the arts council website to search through the Architectural Artists Directory. Or, you can call me and I’ll be glad to direct you to the right artist who can make that vision a reality.
This month, the arts council will address the 2013 American Institute of Architects Ohio Valley Region Convention that takes place Sept. 19-21, at the Marriott Downtown in Louisville, Ky. Let’s just say we will debut the range of talent Kentucky has for enhancing spaces with functional and decorative art.
We have also exhibited work from the program at Kentucky Crafted: The Market and the Central Kentucky Home, Garden and Flower Show. There is a wealth of talent. No matter how small or large your project – if you have a vision or if you need vision – there are artists in the Architectural Artists Directory that can make your project a reality.
Make your project go from “Nice” to “Are you kidding me?!?!?!?!” with one phone call. The Architectural Artists Program can do just that. We do not have operators standing by, but if you call me at 502-564-3757, ext. 485, I’ll be glad to assist you.
Charla Reed, partnerships and initiatives director