Luminous: Carolyn Young Hisel, A 50 Year Retrospective
10:00am - 4:00pm Location: Headley-Whitney Museum of Art Address: 4435 Old Frankfort Pike , Lexington, KY 40510 Website
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Carolyn Young Hisel's prolific career as an artist of landscape and figurative paintings, drawings, and collage, spanned fifty years. Over 100 pieces of her work have been curated for this retrospective exhibit from private and public collections across the country.
The use of light, color and figurative form distinguished Hisel's work as a important Kentucky artist. The themes of her work explored the spiritual realm and journey into the next world, invoking a deeply emotional response.
Hisel's work has been featured in over 30 one-person shows in art galleries throughout the south and eastern United States. Corporate collections include the Cleveland Clinic, University of Kentucky Hospital and Central Bank, and permanent collections of the Owensboro Museum of Art and The University of Kentucky Art Museum.
This exhibit is in special honor of Hisel's life and work and will mark the two year anniversary of her passing in 2017. She was graduate of The University of Kentucky Department of Art and was a native of Lexington, Kentucky.
Luminous: Carolyn Young Hisel, a 50 Year Retrospective will open at the Headley-Whitney Museum of Art on Saturday, April 6. A ticketed opening and reception with special talks by Jennifer Roberts, Professor of Art, Harvard University, Rita Zimmerman, artist and Mary Ann Taylor Hall, poet and writer. The talk begins at 4pm with reception at 5:30 - 8:30pm.
Tickets are still available by calling (859)255-6653.
The Museum is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the exhibit from 10am - 4pm. Admission for the exhibit opening and run of the show is $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors, students, and military/AAA. Children ages 10 and under are free.