141 E. Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 8:00pm
Woods and Waters
featuring Ed Lawrence
Dates: October 8th – December 4th, 2021
Events: Artist talk/Book signing TBD | There will also be turned wood sculptural pieces by Lexington artist Chad Eames.
I hope that I will always be considered an emerging artist. Every day is a learning process and every day I am inspired by the beauty of Kentucky’s shaped and natural landscapes. No matter what season, I find myself awestruck and overwhelmed by the painterly nature of my surroundings that translate into windows of visual perfection. I focus on line, color, and form to give the viewer a sense of being there. I try to capture those magic moments of light and timelessness that inform the transcendental nature of my thought and reflect my sense of aesthetic. All photographs are archival inkjet prints of digital images.
Woods and Waters is the culmination of five years of photographing Woods and Waters Land Trust sites. The Woods and Waters Land Trust is a local nonprofit organization that permanently protects forests and streams in the Lower Kentucky River Watershed.
Landowners voluntarily deed permanent easements to the land trust, guaranteeing their properties will not be logged, mined, farmed or developed in perpetuity. As these lands are sold or inherited, the easements remain. Land trusts do not generate profits by holding easements; instead, they acquire the financial obligation to protect easements.
Woods and Waters Land Trust envisions a future with clean streams and large tracts of protected land that promote vibrant, sustainable communities. Natural corridors connect large forest blocks to the Kentucky River and its tributaries, creating a landscape of scenic beauty and exceptional water, air, and soil quality where wildlife thrives
The Lower Kentucky River Watershed encompasses 600 square miles in Franklin, Owen, and parts of Henry, Shelby, Scott, Carroll and Woodford counties. Woods and Waters easements, which currently cover more than 600 acres, are an outstanding example of effective land conservation and protection.
Funds for the Woods and Waters Land Trust are raised through grants, donations, and community contributions. Sale of photographs will benefit the Woods and Waters Land Trust.