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“Across the Board” Derby Art Show
April 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - June 30, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
In honor of Kentucky Derby 141, Gallery at the Brown will debut its newest exhibit “Across the Board” featuring Derby-inspired pieces by local artists Michael Alexander, Jaime Corum, Andre Foreman, Victor Montoya-Blanco and Pamela Stockard. The show will open April 10 with an artist meet and greet and wine reception from 6 to 9 p.m. and will run through June 30. Both the reception and show are free and open to the public.
“Across the Board” will showcase a variety of styles in equine art. Each featured artist takes a unique approach to expressing a horse’s movement, grace and strength. “Horses are so magnificent and powerful,” says Stockard, “I love being able to feel their muscles when I’m drawing them because I feel them every morning while I’m riding.”
Shop at the Brown, located in the space adjacent to the Gallery, will also host a Derby hat trunk show Friday, April 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. in collaboration with Jenny Pfanenstiel, owner of Forme Millinery. For more information, visit www.formemillinery.com.
Gallery at The Brown features local artists to bring awareness to Kentucky’s growing visual arts scene. Shop at The Brown is a one-stop source for handmade gifts including beautiful jewelry, picture frames, postcards and other Kentucky-made items. Located on the first floor of the Brown Hotel, Gallery at the Brown and Shop at the Brown are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
About Michael Alexander:
Michael Alexander currently lives and works in Louisville at the Mellwood Arts Center. As an artist, Alexander prides himself in understanding how every element of art can be manipulated – line, value, mass, color, composition and light. His range of work includes figure studies, sketches and paintings of famous musicians, animals and architecture. For more information, visit www.michaelbalexander.com.
About Jaime Corum:
A Kentucky native currently living in Louisville, Jaime Corum received her undergraduate degree from Bellarmine University and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Kentucky. Corum’s equine art is inspired by her own experience with horses – she has been riding and drawing them since she was a young girl. As an artist, horses provide her with an infinite source of inspiration. Her desire to capture in paint the personality and beauty of any one horse remains a constant yet fulfilling challenge. For more information, visit www.jaimecorum.com.
About Andre Foreman:
A Marine Corps veteran who grew up in Old Louisville, Andre Foreman is a self-taught sculptor and artist with a focus in watercolor painting. After working in the corporate world for years, Foreman now says everything he does comes back to art and most of what he creates is related to everyday life. In 2012, his piece was chosen as the official art for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s 57th annual celebration, making him the first African American selected to create this prestigious image. For more information, visit www.eandsgallery.com/?product_cat=andre-foreman.
About Pamela Stockard:
Pamela Stockard is a self-taught artist specializing in equine art. A California native who currently lives and works in Louisville, Stockard developed her style while working as an exercise rider for more than 22 years at horseracing tracks around the country including Keeneland and Churchill Downs. During that time she was commissioned to draw Triple Crown victor Secratariat for owner Penny Chenery, Kentucky Oaks winner Lemons Forever for trainer Dallas Stewart and Kentucky Oaks champion Birdtown for trainer Nick Zito. Most recently Stockard partnered with artist Dan Colon to create horses for the Louisville Gallopalooza Sidewalk Derby, winning in the “best of show” category for their Lincoln entry. Stockard currently teaches drawing classes through Mellwood Arts Center and is one of the founding members of the Plein Air Painting Society in Louisville. For more information, visit www.pamelastockard.com.