The Frazier’s exhibition, Saving Kentucky: Greening the Bluegrass, based on a book of the same name, is a vivid celebration of the stories and places that make Kentucky so very special. Join us for an evening of conversation with project visionaries Thomas Hart Shelby, descendent of Kentucky's first governor, Isaac Shelby, and Sally Van Winkle Campbell, granddaughter of Pappy Van Winkle, as they share stories behind their work. From tenant farmers to urban revivalists, these Kentuckians have one thing in common: a deep connection to their heritage and a fierce determination to preserve it for future generations. These photographs present a call to each of us to embrace the future with hope, and most of all, imagination, even as we hold tight to the past.
SALLY VAN WINKLE CAMPBELL is a native Louisvillian and the granddaughter of famous Kentucky bourbon distiller “Pappy” Van Winkle, a founder of Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Campbell is the author of two award-winning books, But Always Fine Bourbon: Pappy Van Winkle and the Story of Old Fitzgerald, and Saving Kentucky: Greening the Bluegrass. Today Sally serves on the Board of Historic Locust Grove where she’s involved in raising money to recreate a Demonstration Farm Distillery on the grounds.
THOMAS HART SHELBY is a renowned photographer and a descendant of Kentucky’s first governor, Isaac Shelby. After many years living and working in New York City and Florida as an advertising photographer, Shelby moved home to Louisville with his wife, Blair, and daughter, Campbell. His work still takes him all over the country and the Caribbean Islands, but Kentucky is home, and the place he looks most forward to spending his time.
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Tickets: $10 general admission/FREE to members of the Frazier Museum.
Price includes light refreshments and cash bar.