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Kentucky Museum - Side by Side Art Classes & Exhibit


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Side by side art 2019

2019 Side by Side art

Images above are from the Side by Side 2019 Exhibit.



2020 Side by Side Classes, Collaborations & Exhibit


The Kentucky Museum and Arts for All Kentucky came up with a unique plan to finish the 2020 Side by Side classes and collaborations as we follow the current restrictions due to the COVID-19 virus. Most students completed three classes finalizing their pottery and beginning painting self portraits. 

We photographed the portraits which the students began. Those paintings were then picked up by local collaborating artists who finished the painting in their studios. Photographs of the original portraits and the collaborations are shown side by side in an ONLINE EXHIBIT.


If you have questions email or call lynne.ferguson@wku.edu, 270-745-2594.


About the Program: 

Students take a series of classes at the museum which are followed by one on one collaborative sessions with area artists. This enables student artists to explore the creative process as a group in small classes, in addition to receiving individual attention from a professional artist mentor. The exhibition include the student's work, the artist's work and their collaborative pieces.


Side by Side, a statewide program, was created by Arts for All Kentucky  in partnership with the Kentucky Museum. The premier exhibit  was at the Kentucky Museum. It is designed to offer a creative outlet for students, reinforce inclusiveness and positive self-image, and highlight the importance of arts education in the development of our young people. Additionally students have the opportunity to work alongside a community professional artist and see their work exhibited at the Kentucky  Museum. To register a child or find out more about this program contact Lynne Ferguson, lynne.ferguson@wku.edu, at 270-745-2594.



Arts for All Kentucky is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing inclusive arts and education programs for children, youth, and adults with disabilities, in addition to, professional development for artists and teachers in schools and communities statewide. 

For more information about this program or exhibit contact Lynne.Ferguson@wku.edu at 270-745-2594.




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 Last Modified 4/10/20