The Appalachian School of Law (ASL) is hosting an exhibit of paintings entitled, "Surrounded by Paintings" by David Lucas, a self-taught Kentucky artist described by Matt Collinsworth as "one of the most important artists working in Appalachia." Lucas' brightly colored images depict rural life in small towns, Biblical images and architectural studies. ASL Trustee Joe Wolfe, Esq., has donated two Lucas paintings to the Law School, "Modern Coal Miner" and "Day Dreaming."
At the opening reception on Friday, Feb. 21, Collinsworth explained that the Kentucky Folk Art Center, a cultural and educational service of Morehead State University, has been collecting and promoting Lucas' work and that of other self-taught artists whose work is also described as "primitive" or "naive." The exhibit, co-hosted by the Southwest Virginia Community College's Art Department, is at the second-floor gallery in the Booth Center on ASL's campus through April 2.
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