The Carnegie Community Arts Center will host an Art Exhibit by Rachel Rhule beginning Thursday, September 26, 2013 and going through October 29. A reception in her honor will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 26 in the Federal Room. This event is free to the public, and refreshments will be served.
Rachel, a Eubank resident, is a very talented, articulate and professional artist. Her artwork is colorful and whimsical, and the viewer is drawn into the paintings by Rachel’s use of color and unusual focus on her subject matter. Her exhibit will consist of photography and watercolor paintings. Prints will be available for sale.
“Sometimes I think I was born with a pencil in my hands. Although making things has always been a great enjoyment, it wasn’t until 1998, my first summer in Kentucky, that I discovered what art really is. My father and brother were working on putting up hay in one of our barns, and I decided my task for the day would be drawing the scene in front of me. Once I was finished, my father made a comment on how well everything was proportioned. Looking up curiously, I asked what proportioned meant, and that was it. I was hooked on art.” This was the beginning of Rachel’s career in art.
In the fall of 2007, Rachel moved to Chicago to attend Olivet Nazarene University. She enjoyed many experiences there, as well as a high level of education, which allowed her to cultivate her creative skills. During this time, Rachel matured into a professional artisan and teacher.
Rachel now works as a freelancer across the Southeast, operating as a graphic designer, photographer, teacher and visual artist. She also collaborates with a variety of galleries, with which she assists in organizing, promoting and hosting art exhibitions and events.
This talented young artist says: “I give thanks to God every day for the opportunities I have been blessed with. This includes my recent connection with the Carnegie Community Arts Center. I feel truly blessed to be connected with such a group who believes in giving younger generations the chance to discover their talents and develop skills they may otherwise have never known.”
The “Greet and Meet” reception will give adults and children a chance to talk with an energetic, positive and exciting young artist who will inspire all who are interested in pursuing visual arts to follow their dreams.
Rachel will be teaching workshops at the Carnegie for children and seniors during the holidays. More details will be available at a later date.
The Carnegie Community Arts Center is located at 107 N. Main St., Somerset, Ky. The Carnegie is a non-profit 501(C3) arts organization, and relies on donations and rentals to provide the community with events, exhibits, performances and classes. The Carnegie is for rent at affordable prices for weddings, receptions and private parties. It is opened Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. School tours are available upon request. For further information, call 606-677-0333.