In case you didn’t know it already, Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova are superheroes. Both professors at Transylvania University, the creative duo has pulled off such artful heists as The 1,000 Dolls Project and LAL’s Passing: Fashioning Drag among others.
And with the help of fellow artist extraordinaire Georgia Henkel, they are at it again.
Through hard work, social networking, and a little bit of luck… oh yeah, and support from LexArts, Griffin Van Meter/Bullhorn Marketing, Lexair Foundation, PRHBTN, Morlan Gallery, Univ of Kentucky School of Art & Visual Studies, Morris Book Shop, Joseph Clay, Price & Kim Nichol, and Ellee Ven… Kurt, Kremena, and Georgia are giving Lexington two new murals by internationally acclaimed street artists Hera and Akut, known creatively as Herakut. (You may now consider yourself street smart even if you know nothing else about graffiti art.)
Herakut will be painting murals on two buildings — one at 156 Market St. and one in LAL’s neck of the woods, at 6th & Limestone (where John Lackey/Homegrown Press used to be).
Painting starts on Tuesday, and everyone is invited to stop by throughout the week to watch them work or just say hello.
Wednesday night at 7pm they’ll be giving a free artist talk at the Central Library theater, followed by a book signing sponsored by Morris Book Shop.
We’ll be keeping an eye out on their progress and posting updates on ArtBeat, but you can find more information here as well. Hooray!