Whitney Hale

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College: Fine Arts

Animals Take Center Stage at UK Art Museum Events

Published: Apr 5, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 5, 2013) — The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky will be presenting three events this weekend, Community Day at the Lyric, "Animal Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals" and "Artful Sunday: Creative Critters," all dedicated to animal-related fun and education.

 

From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, the Art Museum at UK will host a free day of family fun featuring Candy Mountain Music by Sarah Smitha, a 4PAWS-UK service dog demonstration, storytelling, a Seed Leaf demonstration on raising city chickens, a drawing for a free chicken coop and animal-themed craft activities. The Youth Art Month exhibition "Animal Magnetism" will also be on display. The Lyric is located at 300 East 3rd St.

 

Community Day is made possible with support from the UK Office of Community Engagement.

 

At 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, the Art Museum at UK will present "Animal Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals, "a public lecture by animal sanctuary photographer, Sharon Lee Hart, a lecturer in the UK School of Art and Visual Studies. This lecture is free, but donations are suggested.

 

As a child, Hart noticed that the farm animals she encountered were not treated with the same love and respect that most people give their dogs, cats and other domestic pets. After researching the subject, she learned that farm animals were among the most mistreated animals on the planet.  

 

In search for further information, Hart visited 10 farm animal sanctuaries where she found farm animals that had been rescued and rehabilitated with love and kindness to provide lifelong care. She was inspired to create portraits of the animals, depicting them in the dignified manner they deserved, to allow people to see their personalities.

 

While Hart is glad people are noticing her work, she also reminds them that her photographs depict the fortunate ones who have escaped abuse, while approximately 10 billion other animals each year will not be so lucky. Her portraits are her plea to help those animals still in need while showcasing their lovable qualities.

 

"Artful Sunday" will also begin at 2 p.m. and run to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the museum. Families will have the opportunity to have a guided tour of the "Art and the Animal" exhibition and create imaginary creatures. This event is free.

 

This animal-themed weekend is offered as part of the "Art and the Animal" exhibition. This diverse collection of imaginative artwork creatively explores the majesty of animals from around the world, and will be showcased at the Art Museum at UK through April 28. Admission to "Art and the Animal" is $8 for general admission, $5 for senior citizens and free for all students, UK faculty, staff and alumni. The exhibition is also free on Friday nights from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

Slideshow of some of the images on display as part of "Art and the Animal" at the Art Museum at UK

 

The mission of the Art Museum at UK, part of the UK College of Fine Arts, is to promote the understanding and appreciation of art to enhance the quality of life for the people of Kentucky through collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting outstanding works of visual art from all cultures. Home to a collection of more than 4,500 objects, including American and European paintings, drawings, photographs, prints and sculpture, the Art Museum at UK presents both special exhibitions and shows of work from their permanent collection.

 

For more information regarding any of these events, contact the Art Museum at 859-257-5716 or visit the website at www.uky.edu/ArtMuseum.

 

The Art Museum at UK is located in the Singletary Center for the Arts at Rose Street and Euclid Avenue. The hours are 12 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and 12 to 8 p.m. on Friday.

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, (859) 257-8716whitney.hale@uky.edu

 

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