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Nov10Filed under: Central Kentucky Arts News, Classical Music, Horsemania, Lexington Philharmonic, Music, Visual arts; Tagged as: Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Big Brown, Funny Cide, Gary R. Bibbs, HorseMania 2010, Horsetails 2010 website, L.V. Harkness, Lexington Philharmonic, Lucinda Alston Chapman, Smarty Jones, Federico Pizzurro
HorseMania 2010 isn’t the only equine-related art project that will ride again during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Horsetails, a project that the Lexington Philharmonic first orchestrated in 2003 and repeated the next three years, is returning to coincide with next year’s big event.
The public can get a look at the pieces for this year’s event starting Tuesday morning, when the Horsetails 2010 website is launched.
The idea behind Horsetails is to highlight the link between classical music and horses: Hair from horses’ tails is used in the bows of string instruments. The artworks in Horsetails use hair from the tails of famous horses including Big Brown, Funny Cide and Smarty Jones. Showpieces are by many local notable artists, including Lucinda Alston Chapman, Federico Pizzurro and Gary R. Bibbs.
All 54 pieces will have a premiere exhibition in April at L.V. Harkness and will be shown at other locations in and beyond Central Kentucky from April until WEG, Sept. 25 to Oct. 10. The pieces will be auctioned off during the games, with proceeds benefitting Partners in Education, a program that supports music education.
About Rich Copley & Copious Notes
Raised by opera-loving parents in a rock ’n’ roll world, Rich Copley has parlayed his broad interests into his career writing about arts and entertainment. Since 1998, he has covered performing arts, film and faith-based popular culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader, the daily newspaper in Lexington, Ky. MORE | E-mail Rich