Virtual Gallery Walk

Experience work by local artists, including a culturally influenced piece created for the Virtual BGIF Gallery Walk.

Tunde's Sugar Art Studio

Tunde’s Sugar Art Studio at 1106 Adams Street. Open by appointment only, hosting cookie decorating classes and parties.

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Traditional Hungarian honey gingerbread cookie inspired by Richelieu embroidery from the Kalocsa region of Hungary. Cookie is decorated with royal icing.
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TundesCreations Snowflake
TundesCreations Votive Candles
TundesCreations Holiday
TundesCreations Fall
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TundesCreations Hearts

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Tunde Dugantsi is a Hungarian gingerbread artist and cookie decorating instructor living in Bowling Green. Gingerbread is an ancient tradition that is still flourishing in many European countries. Tunde combines the old traditions of her native country with modern techniques to create beautiful edible art pieces. She shares her art in her cookie decorating books, Youtube videos, live and online classes and her Saveur Blog Award Finalist blog. Cookie decorating classes are available in Tunde’s Sugar Art Studio year round, including private classes and decorating parties.

Pie House Studio - Chicnhair

Andee Rudloff is chicnhair and works from the Pie House Studio as well as in the streets in the region. Andee’s works often refer to pop and mass culture. Using color and drawn symbols, a world where light-heartedness rules and where rules are undermined for the sake of creativity.

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Collaboration with German artist Max Grimm. This mural is on pieces of fence. I will have prints available too!
Artist Andee at the Cow mural located on Highway 185 in Bowling Green Kentucky. Currently Bowling Green‘s longest standing Mural at 24 years old.
Cow mural located on Highway 185 in Bowling Green Kentucky
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Andee Rudloff is a consultant and artist working predominantly in Kentucky and Tennessee. She is the curator at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) in Bowling Green, KY. She was awarded KyAEA Museum Educator of the Year while also being reappointed to serve on the Kentucky Arts Council Board of Directors by Kentucky Governor Beshear. Rudloff served in multiple roles at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tenn., while continuing a career as a professional visual artist and community engagement consultant. She also served as the curator of the Nashville International Airport’s Arts at the Airport Foundation, where she designed and curated new exhibitions and exhibition spaces while maintaining the airport’s art collection.

Additionally, Rudloff has worked with notable artists such as Judy Chicago, Michael Aurbach, Don Evans, John Warren Oakes, Ed Nash, Herb Williams and many others. Rudloff has served as the Curator of the Johnny Cash Collection, Tour Coordinator of the At Home On Tour traveling exhibition and an educator in Kentucky’s juvenile justice system. Rudloff believes art education is an important component to the economic growth of an area and works to cultivate art experiences within her own region. Holding true to the belief we should never take a second for granted, one rarely sees Rudloff standing still, but always in constant motion.

Andee has more than 25 years of experience as a professional artist including exhibitions in Bowling Green, Ky., Nashville, Tenn., New York, N.Y., Taipei, Taiwan, and other national and international exchanges.

Downing Museum

The Downing Museum in Bowling Green proudly exhibits the largest collection of his work in the world. Downing’s work has inspired many artists across the world and will continue to do so, as long as we continue to celebrate his work with the same dedication that he put into creating them-with a passion for French culture, ancient artwork, and a powerful drive for visual expression.

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By the time of his death, Joe Downing had been a resident of both Paris and Ménerbes, France for approximately 40 years. During this time, he acclimated beautifully to French culture, evident through his many artworks, books, and poetry, all of which reflect his unique and creative place in the world. Downing's favorite creative routine was to sit in his little garden in Ménerbes, and enjoy the bright light and colorful surroundings of his small hamlet. Situated in the Luberon Mountains in the southern Provence region of France, Ménerbes is an ancient city surrounded by green mountains, fields of lavender, and all that the French Provence has to offer. While his work is largely abstract, it is easy to imagine the rolling hills of the French countryside when examining his work.
By the time of his death, Joe Downing had been a resident of both Paris and Ménerbes, France for approximately 40 years. During this time, he acclimated beautifully to French culture, evident through his many artworks, books, and poetry, all of which reflect his unique and creative place in the world. Downing's favorite creative routine was to sit in his little garden in Ménerbes, and enjoy the bright light and colorful surroundings of his small hamlet. Situated in the Luberon Mountains in the southern Provence region of France, Ménerbes is an ancient city surrounded by green mountains, fields of lavender, and all that the French Provence has to offer. While his work is largely abstract, it is easy to imagine the rolling hills of the French countryside when examining his work.
Emily Hendrickson created this display for our visitors and guests to get the idea of what kinds of materials Joe used in his artwork. This piece also enables our visitors to “touch” the artwork with out the worry of damaging the real artwork.
Emily Hendrickson began studying Joe Downing's work in 2015, and created lots of replicas and some work, such as this, with my own interpretation of his primary shapes and colors he used throughout much of his paintings.

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These works are either created by or inspired by the work of Joe Downing (1925-2007). Joe Downing was born in Tompkinsville, KY though he spent the majority of his life and career living and painting in France. By the time of his death, he had exhibited on five continents in numerous museums and galleries, and had achieved internationally-recognized status.

Jack LeSieur is the Director and Chief Curator at the Downing Museum, as well as a local artist. He has studied Downing’s work for over 5 years now, and fully accepts the profound impact this relationship has had on his own work. The pieces exhibited by LeSieur demonstrate that inspiration.

Emily Hendricksen is the Assistant Curator at the Downing Museum as well as a local artist. Emily is responsible for restoring fire-damaged artwork at the museum. The museum experienced a serious fire in 2013, and many pieces in the collection were severely damaged. Due to Emily’s efforts, we are able to restore many of these works to their former glory.

True Fables Pottery

True fables pottery is not your average shop. It is a gallery, studio, and classroom located right outside downtown on Fairview Ave. You can shop some of the most unique clay prices in our handmade gallery, or you can come in and make your very own keepsake on the potters wheel!

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This Jug takes its influence from the Samoan culture and their reverence for face art
These two rice bowls are a common staple for the Japanese. Most contemporary potters owe a huge thank you to all the Japanese have passed down over the centuries!
These pieces are made with real leaves from local farmers!
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True fables pottery is not your average shop. It is a gallery, studio, and classroom located right outside downtown on Fairview Ave. You can shop some of the most unique clay prices in our handmade gallery, or you can come in and make your very own keepsake on the potters wheel!

Pushin Building Artist Studio

Myra Dwyer

Myra Dwyer is a member of the Pushin Building Artists’ Studio

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Myra Dwyer In the Valley - The colors of the clothing in India are bright and beautiful. The three figures in the painting are "In the Valley" and focused on moving forward to their future.
Myra Dwyer Phoenix Rising out of a chaotic world

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My studio is in the Pushin Building Artists’ Studio in Downtown Bowling Green, KY. My art can be purchased there by appointment or on my website. https://myradwyer.com.

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Rhonda Pryor

Frida Kahlo was an artist that honored her heritage by imbedding ancient artifacts within her amazing art. Her style of fantasy & realism blends well with, my favorite medium, collage. She made so many self portraits & had no reservations about painting her reality. This revolutionary vulnerability inspired my portrait of Frida.

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Rhonda Pryor is a mixed media artists and is a member of the Pushin Building Artists’ Studio.

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Terry Wilson

Terry Wilson, from the Pushin Building Artists’ Studio

"Everybody Belongs"
Multi-culture and multi-natural

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After 47 years as an environmental educator, Terry Wilson has retired and is devoting much of his time and energy to watercolor painting. He only discovered this interest recently, after attending an informal workshop conducted by a good friend. With this new interest and his lifelong love of nature as a source of inspiration, he now is part of the Pushin Building Artists’ Studios in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In 2016, Terry won first place in the amateur watercolor division of the U.S. Bank Celebration of the Arts show, which is held each year at The Kentucky Museum. His winning painting, Mystic Waters, also qualified for the Jack Lunt Memorial Juried Art Exhibition that same year, held annually at the Downing Museum. In 2017, he won third place in the amateur watercolor division in the U.S. Bank art show, with his painting, The Ecotone, and in 2018 he again received third place for his painting, Arborescent, at this annual art exhibition. His only “formal” training in art was his 8th grade art class, in which he got a grade of “D.” Terry remembers that the teacher thought that everyone’s drawings should look similar, and he did not agree. Today he speaks of the often unpredictable medium of watercolors with great affection. As he likes to say, “in nature, water goes where it needs to go; we can only estimate its pathways and destinations. Similarly, watercolor can be variable and random, and that makes it an amazing and exciting medium.”

Art by Lacy Hale

My nephew is half Taiwanese. Through his mother, I have learned so much about her culture. I wanted to do a piece about my nephew and his Taiwanese cousins. In this piece, my nephew was visiting his Taiwanese family. They are wearing traditional Korean clothing.

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As I have traveled through the world and as the world has come to my neck of the woods, I have realized that to be Appalachian is a point of interest to many. Some people want to be able to point and laugh at real-life stereotypes, others are genuinely curious, knowing little about the area outside of what they see on TV. My work aims to portray this often misunderstood region.

What is it to be Appalachian? My work answers this question by telling stories of Appalachian people and places through painting, printmaking, and murals. My work is rooted in this place and it aims to show the strength, resilience, humor, and empathy found within the mountains of eastern Kentucky that I call home.

Jessica Snodgrass

Virtual Gallery Walk Curator

Jessica Snodgrass is a local Bowling Green artist whose work focuses on silversmithing and ceramic sculpture. She has always had a passion for supporting both emerging and professional artists throughout her long-standing career in both the performing and visual arts. Her most recent curated exhibit was held virtually online entitled “The COVID Exhibit” which includes a variety of work from 41 artists and can be viewed by visiting CyberArtExhibit.com. Currently, she is working towards opening her local art studio and gallery called Flux and Flame. You can find her silversmith work under the name Kentucky925 on Instagram, Facebook, and Etsy. Snodgrass received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Atlanta College of Art in Atlanta, Georgia in 2004.

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