Hollers and Harvests


Hollers and Harvests is curated by Cecilia Adwell, a student enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Curatorial Practice at San Francisco’s prestigious California College of the Arts, and is an exhibition that highlights the relationship between folk artists and their frequent ties to farming and agriculture. Hollers and Harvests is a collection of works from the museum’s permanent collection. Adwell states, “The works in this show illustrate how agriculture informs every facet of Kentucky life, including cultural production.” Adwell’s research efforts and curatorial interests are focused on contemporary folk and craft and levels of artistic production outside of the mainstream art market. She is passionate about preserving historical folk traditions within the United States while keeping aware of the larger, international fine arts world.

Hollers and Harvests fuses Kentucky folk and craft traditions with contemporary art practice in the first of a series of interventions on the KMAC permanent collection. For this inaugural exhibit in the Brown-Forman gallery, Louisville based artist Russel Hulsey presents the work Kentucky Monolith, a site-specific sound installation using digital audio and natural materials erected as both a call to action and contemplation of the artist’s personal relationship with the rural environment.

“Our goal is to invigorate the museum’s permanent collection by bringing in contemporary artists who respond to the collection in new and meaningful ways,” says KMAC Associate Curator Joey Yates.


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  1. [...] Hollers & Harvests displays a collection of works, from the museum’s permanent collection, that highlight the relationship between folk artists and their frequent ties to farming and agriculture. In conjunction with this exhibit, Swimming Hole transforms familiar seasonal objects into a large scale interactive wall sculpture. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in Folk Art, Kentucky, KMAC, Museum Opening, Visual Art and tagged Folk Art, Installation, KMAC opening reception, Matthew and Mitchell Bradey., Permanent Collection, Russel Hulsey. Bookmark the permalink. ← Kids Design Glass [...]

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