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Lexington artist John Lackey is making the award that will be given to this year’s recipients of the Governors Awards in the Arts. Each year, the Kentucky Arts Council selects a different Kentucky artist for the job.
Lackey is a printmaker, painter, writer and owner of Homegrown Press Studio and Gallery, which is in the old Spalding’s Bakery building on North Limestone. The pieces he created for the Governor’s Awards, Enumerating My Distractions, are linoleum block prints hand-painted in watercolor to make each piece a one-of-a-kind work. Lackey’s clients have included the rock band Wilco and The University Press of Kentucky.
This year’s Governor’s Awards will be presented at 10 a.m. Oct. 20 in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. Recipients include Lexington artist Adalin Wichman, Alltech and the School for Creative and Performing Arts.
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