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Showcasing the wealth of visual art in Kentucky, "The Bluegrass Biennial: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition" will be on exhibit June 6-August 24, 2016, at Morehead State University’s Claypool-Young Art Gallery. 2016 marks the seventh Bluegrass Biennial, an exhibition dedicated to featuring contemporary work created by artists from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Lindsey Maestri, an artist, curator and arts administrator based in Paducah, KY, will be the 2016 exhibition juror.  She spent two years as the Exhibitions and Programs Manager at Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft before accepting her current position as Executive Director at the Yeiser Art Center. Prior to her shift into arts administration, she was an adjunct instructor at several institutions including Houston Community College, Murray State University and University of Tennessee, Martin. Maestri earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Art Education from the University of Arkansas and her Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts from Louisiana State University. In addition to her personal studio practice, she also serves as a board member and collaborator with the international artist collective Expanded Draught. 

The postmarked deadline for submissions is Friday, March 11, 2016. For details, please view the prospectus.

The event is sponsored by MSU’s Claypool-Young art gallery, Department of Art and Design, and Arts and Humanities Council, and is held in conjunction with “A Day in the Country” folk art fair sponsored by the Kentucky Folk Art Center.

The Claypool-Young art gallery, an educational resource of the Department of Art and Design and the University, features contemporary art for the Morehead State University community and its service region. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment, is free and open to the public. Parking is available on Main Street, and across campus after 5 p.m.

Additional information is available by contacting Jennifer Reis, gallery director, at

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