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Art in the Lucille Little Fine Arts Library: Kathy Johnson

information about art in the permanent exhibit at the Little Library

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Into the Woods--on loan to the Little Library

Angel Tree from Into the Woods or Good Woods (2010). Acrylic on panel. 48x16 in.  Photo by Ashlee Chilton.

Into the Wood from Into the Woods or Good Woods (2011). Acrylic on panel. 48x16 in.  Photo by Ashlee Chilton.

 

 Dancing Landscape from Into the Woods or Good Woods (2011). Acrylic on panel. 48 x 36 in.  Photo by Ashlee Chilton.

 

Winter Rustic from Into the Woods or Good Woods (2011). Acrylic on panel. 48 x 16 in. Photo by Ashlee Chilton.

 

Wild Phlox at Blue Licks from Into the Woods or Good Woods (2011). Acrylic on panel. 48 x 16 in. Photo by Ashlee Chilton.

Biography of Kathy Johnson

In addition to donating artworks and funding to create the Little Library's collection of Kentucky art, Kathy Johnson is an artist herself.  She studied fashion design at the University of Cincinnati and received her BA in Art History from the University of Kentucky.  Johnson also studied the art of pastel with Fay Moore, and has exhibited at Heike Pickett Gallery and M.S. Rezny Studio & Gallery.  She and her husband David, a retired University of Kentucky Professor of Mathematics, live in Lexington.

Regarding the aesthetic appeal of the Little Library Johnson states:  "Most people do not grow up with art in their house.  They can live with art here.  That's really nice.  There's a real reminder that there are people in Kentucky that are producing.  I think Kentucky is very rich with writers and poets - and also with artists."   ("Fine Arts Library Benefactors Enjoy Living with Art"A New Call:  the University of Kentucky Campaign Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 2, June 2005, p. 5)

Into the Woods--on loan to the Little Library

Good Woods is located on the second floor of the Fine Arts Library, between the study rooms. Photo by Ashlee Chilton.

Work in the Little Library Collection

Spindletop Arcade - Coming. Photo by Ashlee Chilton.

Spindeltop Arcade - Going. Photo by Ashlee Chilton.