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E.M. Ford and Company Sponsors Owensboro Convention Center Artwork Exhibit

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/13/14) — A $30,000 contribution by local insurance and investment firm E.M. Ford and Company for a lifelong sponsorship of a new art exhibit at the Owensboro Convention Center was announced this morning.

As representatives of the local business and of the convention center gathered under the life-size art display, Owensboro Convention Center General Manager Dean Dennis described the theme behind the design. Strings of glass descend from several locations of the ceiling in a configuration that is meant to be reflective of the city.

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As described in the official announcement of the sponsorship, “the fused blue and green stained glass are comprised of both iridized and translucent colors and are curved to offer a contrasting compliment to the more angular lines in the center’s architecture. The glass pieces range from six millimeters to nine millimeters in thickness and are suspended from stainless steel cables. The 157 pieces vary in size from 18 to 30 inches in length. According to the Kentucky artist Dan Neil Barnes, ‘the red piece speaks to the heart of this city and community as it propels itself into a dynamic future.’”

The piece, named Cascade, is the first of what Dennis said he hopes will be several sponsored pieces hanging within the convention center.

Owensboro City Commissioner Pam Smith-Wright, who attended this morning’s event, agreed.

She encouraged other businesses to show their support for the facility by helping fill the “vacant walls.”

Dennis Beard
SurfKY News
Photo provided by Madison Strobel

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