Co. Library Art Showcase
presents local art, talent
Annual May Art Showcase on tap
Helen E. McKinney
(May 2002) CARROLLTON, Ky. The May Art Showcase
kicks off a wide variety of cultural experiences at the Carroll County
Public Library from May 1-31. This is the fifth year for this showcase,
said library director Jarrett Boyd.
The works of local artists represent various mediums painting,
sculpture, jewelry and three-dimensional art. A reception is scheduled
for 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, to formally introduce the artists to the public.
Carla Van Hoose will provide musical entertainment.
I began singing as a child. When I was in first grade, I sang
all the way home from school, Van Hoose said.
Carrot's latest CD
Wanting to perform in the Carrollton area, she contacted
Boyd about performing at the reception. Van Hoose has family ties to
Van Hoose described her music as Americana. That is a mix of traditional,
folk, blues, bluegrass and a little rock-n-roll to spice things up.
Old Times and Memories, her first CD, is currently receiving
play on National Public Radio. Released in 2001, it was recorded in
Louisville at Melody Hill Studio.
Each song on the CD tells the story of an unforgettable character or
human relationship. I like to play music that tells stories about
characters and music that makes people remember when or
connect to the feeling in the song, she said.
The library has scheduled several other upcoming events. On May 8, the
Wednesdays at One series continues with a performance by
Wild Carrott. This group includes Pamela Temple and Spencer Funk.
A Kentucky Humanities Council Program will be presented at 7 p.m. on
Monday, May 13. A. Gwynn Henderson will be speaking on The First
Kentuckians: Prehistoric Indians. Henderson has been a staff archeologist
and education coordinator for the Kentucky archeological survey since
1995. The Kentucky Heritage Council and the University of Kentuckys
department of anthropology jointly administer the Kentucky archeological
She said she decided at age 13 to become an archaeologist after reading
a story about Pompeii in a book her parents gave her. Henderson has
worked on archeological projects in Mexico, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana,
Illinois and West Virginia.
Since the mid-1980s, Henderson said her research has focused on the
prehistoric farming peoples of central and northeastern Kentucky. Henderson
said this talk is a compilation of many years experience in studying
prehistoric Kentucky life ways and people. She pointed out that
Indians grew corn and other crops, lived in villages and buried their
dead in cemeteries, similar to the white settlers way of life.
Hendersons talk dispels the myth that Indians werent permanent
residents of Kentucky before the settlers came. Indigenous people
lived here for 12,000 years, Henderson said.
In 1992, Henderson published a book, Kentuckians Before Boone,
which is routinely used in Kentucky fourth-grade classrooms. A permanent
exhibit based on this book is on display at the Kentucky Department
of Fish and Wildlifes Salato Environmental Education Center in
For more information on these events, call
the library at (502) 732-7020.
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