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Lonnie & Twyla Money exhibit opens Feb. 8

news-thumb-money-exhibit.webpAn exhibit opening soon at the Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC) showcases the work of two prominent regional folk artists.

"Lonnie & Twyla Money: 50 Years of Kentucky Appalachian Folk Art" opens Feb. 8, with a reception and book signing from 5 to 7 p.m. This exhibit will run through May 6. KFAC is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Lonnie and Twyla Money were raised in southeastern Kentucky. Lonnie is a skilled woodcarver, and Twyla paints the pieces once Lonnie has finished them. The Moneys converted a milking barn on their property into an art studio, where they create animal sculptures inspired by the rural setting of their home. They have exhibited their work in galleries throughout the Commonwealth, and a book chronicling their body of work bears the same name as the exhibit, which was released last year.

"This exhibition represents the culmination of work by these two iconic Kentucky artists who have not only been making highly regarded folk art pieces but who have helped shape this unique Appalachian art form," said Tammy Stone, administrative coordinator for KFAC.

The Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC) is one of Kentucky's unique places. Located in the historic Union Grocery, the Center offers much more than a typical museum experience. KFAC houses a permanent collection of nearly 1,400 pieces of self-taught art. Dozens of works from the collection are displayed on a rotating basis in the Center's first-floor gallery, and visiting exhibits are hosted throughout the year in the second-floor gallery.

To learn more about KFAC, email Stone at t.stone@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2204.

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