Baker/Lunt Memorial Exhibition (then Jack Lunt Memorial Exhibition), 2016
The Jack Lunt Memorial Art Exhibition began in 1987 as a collaboration between philanthropist Jerry E. Baker and the Capital Arts Alliance in Bowling Green, KY. For over twenty years, the exhibition was shown at the Capital Arts Center Houchens Gallery and featured a variety of artists from across the state. The Downing Museum, constructed by the late Jerry Baker in honor of Kentucky-born artist, Joseph Dudley Downing, is proud to serve as the parent institution for this exhibition. All art media will be accepted for consideration, including installation and video-based media.
Lennon Michalski earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Digital Media from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has since been working as an independent artist and a teacher in Lexington, Kentucky. Michalski recently exhibited at Walker Fine Art in Denver, Colorado showcasing his most recent abstract paintings. His two dimensional and digital works have exhibited in Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Maryland, and Washington, DC, and internationally in Mexico, Colombia, and China. His work is in the collection of the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics, the University of Kentucky Lewis Honors College, University of Kentucky Healthcare, Clark Regional Medical Center, and Eastern Kentucky University. He has completed two murals in the Lexington area—one for the Tate’s Creek Kroger, and another on York Street. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Creative Alliance for Art Education, a nonprofit organization in Lexington, Kentucky dedicated to instilling the importance of artistic curriculum in public schools.