FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2016
Contact: Kelly Cook, Cook Studio & Gallery
Cook Studio & Gallery Grand Opening Celebration on June 24!
Art. Books. Music
Louisville KY, June 10, 2016 – Today in Louisville, Cook Studio & Gallery located at 1832 Frankfort Avenue announced their grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting to be held on Friday, June 24th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. to coincide with Frankfort Avenue’s FAT Friday Trolley Hop.
Owners Andy and Kelly Cook have been working together on art, music, and literature since they met in 2010. Since that time, together they have curated and participated in numerous art events, authored and published books, recorded two CD’s, and traveled the world performing music. Cook Studio & Gallery is where Andy and Kelly combine their passion for the Arts and their community.
"When I met Andy he was curating group art shows at two different establishments, creating large amounts of artwork, working full time fabricating ornamental iron, and performing in a band,” says co-owner Kelly Cook. “I had never shown my work before, but he encouraged me and I ended up selling a painting at my first show. I’ve watched Andy inspire many other artists in this way, and I’ve yet to meet anyone who produces as much art, with as much precision, in as many different mediums as he does. These are some of the reasons why opening a gallery is important for us.”
Cook Studio & Gallery will feature fine art including paintings, drawings, metal sculptures and functional art. There is a retail section that will include books and music by local and international artists, and various printable artwork such as t-shirts, postcards, mugs and magnets designed by Andy & Kelly. The couple will also host special events and are open to allow the space to grow and take shape.
"Music, art and poetry are priorities in our lives,” says co-owner Andy Cook. “But, originally Kelly was planning to open a full service salon because she has clientele here in Louisville. When we ran into some zoning restrictions, we ended up coming up with a better plan to open a multifaceted art gallery that would include a variety of art and services to encompass more of what we do. The building is actually in the process of being re-zoned, and if all goes well, Kelly will soon be able to offer her cosmetology services too."
The grand opening celebration on Friday, June 24th will be held from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and will feature new work by Andy Cook, music, appetizers and drinks. There will be a special dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony with city officials.
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