Witness: Beauty in the Truth
A Benefit for Boyd’s Station
March 7, 2019 - March 9, 2019
Captured by today’s most acclaimed photojournalists, this impressive collection of photographs depicted some of the most famous moments in recent history. These iconic images have circulated the globe in internationally-respected publications, but are rarely available to the public as authenticated, museum-quality prints. Through this exhibition and silent auction Ki Smith Gallery raised over $10,000 to benefit Boyd’s Station, a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the arts in Harrison County, Kentucky.
The Boyd’s Station Place + Space Creative Residence program provides zero-cost creative studio space and housing in the village of Boyd, Kentucky for student and professional artists and writers. Creators immerse themselves in a rural and serene environment to “live free and create” for periods from one to twelve months to pursue their individual craft free from distrac-
tion in a supportive community environment.
Acclaimed journalist Alexander Cavaluzzo covered this benefit exhibition in an editorial published in Newsweek, highlighting its cultural impact: “The symbiotic relationship between a renegade artist/curator and bluegrass altruist illustrates that the future lies not necessarily in corporate collectors pulling the puppet strings of the art world, but in communities coming together from different walks of life and different parts of the country to inspire the next generation of talent in art, journalism and beauty.”
Featuring artworks by:
GARY HERSHORN, MICHAEL KEATING, JEFF SWENSEN, DAVID BURNETT, NIKKI KAHN, STEPHEN CROWLEY, JACK GRUBER, SCOTT STRAZZANTE, JONATHAN NEWTON, PAUL MORSE, ERICH SCHLEGEL, BILL INGALLS, MARTIN KLIMEK, TIMOTHY CLARY, GARY A. CAMERON, AL BELLO, MICHAEL CLEVENGER, MARK REIS, KAREN PULFER FOCHT, MIKE BLAKE, LUKE SHARRETT, JEFF HAYNES, ROBERT DEUTSCH, ROBERT BECK, DUSTIN ALTON STRUPP, ERIC SEALS, PETE MAROVICH, ROBERT MILLER, JONATHAN ADAMS, ROBERT HANASHIRO, ALLAN BARNES, ERIKA SCHULTZ, MARK J. TERRILL, TRENT NELSON, ANDREW CUTRARO, CHIP LITHERLAND, DARLENE PFISTER, DAVID BREWSTER, MICHAEL SWENSEN, ARDEN BARNES