Fiberglass horses raise money for tornado victims
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WAVE) - Three life-sized fiberglass horses were unveiled Friday. They will help raise money for people affected by the deadly December tornadoes.
Governor Beshear helped unveil the designs during a ceremony inside the state Capitol rotunda.
The horses were funded through the Lexington non-profit Lex-Arts’ Horse Mania project ‘Commonwealth Compassion: Horses of Hope.’
Students from Mayfield, Dawson Springs and Bowling Green all helped paint the horses with professional artists.
The three statues they worked on will be auctioned at Keeneland on December 10th, 2022, one year after the severe storm.
All proceeds from the event will be reinvested in relief efforts for specific projects in those locations.
“When I’m looking at them now, it’s so great to see that we worked on them all in the same room, but how much they look so different,” said Lennon Michalski, one of the artists. “You can see all of the additions they’ve done themselves. But also putting their own characteristics into it.”
More than 70 horse statues will publicly be placed permanently in Graves, Hopkins and Warren Counties.
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