William Kolok, professor emeritus at Kentucky Wesleyan College, will lead a public gallery talk of the Owensboro Art Guild’s juried exhibition at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art at 2 p.m. April 18.
Both practicing artist and educator, Kolok is recognized for his stone and wood sculptures and currently operates Kolok Wood & Stone Gallery at 2901 Veach Road in Owensboro. His work is featured locally in the collection of OMFA, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, Settle Memorial Methodist Church and in public and private collections throughout the country.
The public is invited to attend Kolok’s gallery talk on Sunday. Restrictions required by the pandemic will be in effect including wearing of masks and social distancing.
The exhibition will remain on view at the museum at 9th and Frederica Streets through April 23.
From 134 entries, Kolok juried the exhibition to 69 works and distributed 10 Merit Awards.
Following the gallery talk, Guild president Selma Wiesenberg will recognize the award-winning artists.
Nancy Raen Mendez of Evansville, Ind., won the Best in Show Award for “Hers.” Iris Gentry of Henderson won 1st Place for “Daphne;” Larry Simpson of Owensboro received 2nd Place for “Rue de Rivoli;” and Alla Gilbert of Russellville took 3rd Place for “Respite II.”
Six Honorable Mentions were named by the juror including Rhonda McEnroe, Cynthia Watson, Terry Rone, Rob Millard-Mendez, Carol Bosko and Bill Whorrall.
Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12-5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations of $3 for adults and $2 for children are encouraged.
For more information, visit the museum’s website omfa.us or call 270-685-3181.