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volume xx, issue iv
2015 Senior Art Exhibit
april 2015
by Stephanie Martinez
By Abbey Merc hant
By Haley Roberts
By Savannah Bothman
The Kentucky Gateway Center Museum will once again host the Mason County High School Annual Senior Art Exhibit. The exhibit is currently on
display and will be available for view until the end of May. The students will host an opening reception for the community on Saturday, May 9th from
1-3pm. The exhibit will feature over 100 works from the very talented class of 2015 including many award winning pieces. “We have had an exceptional
year with students getting both local and national recognition for their work. We also
have a graduating senior, Kaylynn Phillips, who will be attending the Memphis School of
Art & Design on scholarship and Nick Reece who recently won a Scholastic National Gold
Award for his photography. I am always overjoyed to help students achieve their goals
in any area and after spending 4 years with most of these students I will always
remember our time together.” remarked Martinez who teaches Visual Art at MCHS.
Please come and support these young people as they start their journeys and celebrate
the creativity that they will need to succeed on May 9th from 1-3pm. The following
students will have work featured in the exhibit: Noah Hardin-Burns, Abigail Merchant,
Kaylynn Phillips, Leah Padgett, Clay Bond, Sierra O’Cull, Elizabeth Minton, Hannah
Shields, Elizabeth Stewart, Savannah Bothman, Tara Machamer, Amy Huff, Haley
Roberts, Nick Reece, Colton Doyle, Jordan Frodge, Sarah Redmond, Alex Berry, Priscilla
Landham, McKenzie Whiteman, Sierra Anderson, Garret Appelman and Kaitlin Eckert.
Ohio River Valley Artists Guild Member Exhibit
The annual Ohio River Valley Artists Guild member exhibit will be opening on Saturday, May 9th from 1-3 pm. The exhibit will feature new work from
local artists in an ever expanding variety of media.
We will also be featuring musicians as part of the exhibit during the opening. The ORV Artists Guild is welcoming local musicians as members to share
our new facility at Washington Guild Hall in Washington. The Music Division is headed by Nick Denham and workshops, sessions and opportunities will
be forthcoming for the community in the next few months when we are up and running in Washington Guild Hall.
Editor’s Note: The ORVAG exhibit will remain open at KGMC through May.
EDUCATOR’S DESK
DR. JAMES SHIRES, KGMC EDUCATION CURATOR, LED OUR APRIL SATURDAY SEMINAR ON THE TOPIC OF
“THE CIVIL WAR IN KENTUCKY – MAYSVILLE”. THIS PRESENTATION WAS ESPECIALLY TIMELY THAT WEEK
AS IT COINCIDED WITH NATIONAL SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIONS OF THE END OF THE WAR
IN 1865. DR. SHIRES OUTLINED THE MAJOR EVENTS IN THE WAR IN KENTUCKY INCLUDING ITS DESIGNATION AS A “BORDER STATE.” HE EXPLAINED THERE WERE UNION AND CONFEDERATE SUPPORTERS AND
SOLDIERS FROM KENTUCKY AND MAYSVILLE IN BOTH ARMIES.
LOCAL HISTORY DURING THE WAR INCLUDED THREE CONFEDERATE RAIDS IN MAYSVILLE BY JOHN
HUNT MORGAN’S CAVALRY RESULTING IN ONE DEATH OF A MAYSVILLE CITIZEN. MILITARY LEADERS IN
BOTH ARMIES FROM THIS AREA, GENERAL WILLIAM NELSON AND GENERAL ALBERT SIDNEY JOHNSTON, WERE DESCRIBED AS WELL AS THE RELATIONSHIP TO MAYSVILLE OF GENERAL U. S. GRANT AND
GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE WHO SIGNED THE SURRENDER DOCUMENTS ENDING THE TRAGIC WAR.
THE SEMINAR WAS ATTENDED BY 48 PARTICIPANTS WHO ALSO RECEIVED REFRESHMENTS AND A FREE DAY AT THE KGMC TO DO RESEARCH AND TO
VISIT EXHIBITS IN OUR KATHLEEN SAVAGE BROWNING MINIATURES GALLERY, THE AREA HISTORY GALLERY AND A SPECIAL LEWIS AND CLARK EXHIBIT.
Dates To
Remember
What Can You Tell Us?
from the Research Library
Now until June 14th
The Col. Charles
Young Exhibit
(Free to the public)
We are requesting information about a recent donation of MHS epaulets by Alice Kay Gallenstein. (Thank
you Alice Kay) We know they are epaulets worn on
the Maysville Marching Band uniform, but we would
love to know more abou them. What years were they
used? When were they used? (i.e. special occasions,
every game, etc.). Photographs of them in use would
be great to add to our records. If you have any information
about them feel free to stop in or email the research library at
[email protected]
May 9, 1-3 pm
Open Reception for
ORVAG and MCHS Art
Students
May 16, 10:30 am
Saturday Seminar:
African AmericanLittle Known Facts
by Dr. Cheryl French
KGMC is proud to
present the
A big thank you
to our neighbors
at Carlson’s for
using our facilities
this week. It was
great to collaborate
with you!
Col. Charles
Young Exhibit
Now on display
through June 14.
KENTUCKY GATEWAY MUSEUM CENTER
will host
Free SATURDAY SEMINAR
(Monthly seminars on various topics)
African American- Little Known Facts
By Dr. Cheryl French
May 16, 2015
10:30 AM
The presentation is a photo documentary linking Dr. French’s travels in the United States and to over 62 countries to
interesting facts and conjectures related to the history of Africans and African Americans, as well as information related to
her international work with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.
The event is free of charge including all day use of the Research Library and entry to the three museum galleries:
KSB Miniatures Gallery, Changing Gallery and Historical Gallery
Refreshments: coffee cake, tea and coffee will be provided
(Pre- registration is not necessary)
For more information contact: KENTUCKY GATEWAY MUSEUM CENTER call 606-564-5865 or by e-mail: [email protected]
Our apologies for the incomplete article last month. Reprinted in its entirety:
M
Cay Chamness, Research Library
Kilimanjaro!
March 14, 2015 Saturday Seminar was held in the KGMC Conference Room with Kate
and Doug Hendrickson captivating the audience with photos and tales from the trek
to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Location: Tanzania, Africa. Elevation: 19,340 ft. It is the
most prominent mountain in Africa and the tallest free standing mountain in the
world! Forest, heather, rock, scree, and glacier composed its varied surface terrain.
Kate and Doug each carried 25 pound back packs of personal items and were supported by a guide and 20 porters who carried 40 lbs each to
transport water, food, camping gear and medical supplies for the four hikers in their
group. The eight day hike to the top of the world took them through four climate
changes, from extreme heat to frigid cold. Due to the importance of acclimatization, a
slow pace and drinking lots of water on a longer route to the top was required and
allowed for adjustment to the increase in elevation. Many people do not reach the
summit due to altitude sickness. A more direct descent (very steep and hard on the
knees) required only a day and a half to return to the base of the mountain.
Thank you Kate and Doug for your
wonderful presentation!
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