New Editions Gallery and the American Academy of Equine Art are presenting a series of equine art events in April featuring artists that have worked with the Kentucky Derby, the Breeder’s Cup and other prestigious tracks and events.
■ Spindletop Hall, 3414 Iron Works Pike, will host a “Tea with the Artists” from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 12, featuring 2011 Breeder’s Cup artist Jaime Corum, Derby artist Lesley Humphrey and longtime equine photographer John Stephen Hockensmith. Topics will include Corum’s life-size painting of Zenyatta, navigating corporate commissions and distinctions between high-quality photographs and the many prints that are on the market. The talk will be followed by a viewing of the American Academy of Equine Art’s invitational exhibit. Tickets will be available for $35 through the academy and Spindletop.
■ Artists Attic at Victorian Square, Broadway at Main Street, will present Painting Horses With a Passion, a demonstration by Humphrey, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13. She will talk about her techniques for representational art and personal expression. The event, which includes a one-hour lunch break, is free.
■ New Editions Gallery, 807 Euclid Avenue, will host a reception for its exhibit of works by Corum and Humphrey from 5 to 8 p.m. April 14.
For reservations to the April 12 or 13 events, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (859) 266-2766.