Janice Mason Art Museum


Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz is just about to close an exhibit of nature photography by Marty Colburn, titled Nature Stories. The final day to see the exhibit is tomorrow (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a closing reception for Colburn in the evening. Kate Lochte speaks with the Museum's Executive Director Rebecca Rittenhouse on Sounds Good to learn more about the show.

Janice Mason Art Museum

Many of our region's art guilds and museums offer great alternative shopping opportunities for holiday giving. Paula Lisowsky of the Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the original items there, made by this region's artists and artisans.

Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz is showing "People and the Land: Elsa Bekkala Paintings" through November 29. The artist is of Sami- Finnish descent and was born on a farm in Keweenaw Bay, Michigan. After two decades of living in New York, she had settled into her Studio 1898 in Lafayette, Kentucky in Christian County near Ft. Campbell, where her sister Ellen Francis is the mayor. Kate Lochte meets Elsa Bekkala on Sounds Good and learns about her unique artistic medium: painting on copper.

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It's all about testing, cooking and eating ham in Cadiz this weekend. The Trigg County Ham Festival also features a carnival and petting zoo for kids, Janice Mason Art Museum's Quilt Show, country music concerts, and non-profits raising money for their activities. Festival booth chair and WKDZ/WHVO business office manager Melissa Noel tells Kate Lochte about some of the more than 200 booths planned, on Sounds Good.

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A couple of farmers settle a dispute over a property line with a shoot out on main street in Cadiz. A young man decides to host a fish fry, using dynamite to catch the fish. A Trigg County man moves to Florida to run mail up and down the beach until he disappeared one day... the rumor goes he was eaten by an alligator. These are just some of the historical accounts of "Dining with the Dearly Departed" a now sold-out event by Southern Kentucky Independent Theatre Group in Cadiz this weekend. Paul Fourshee joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with more.


The Kentucky Arts Council is awarding more than $1.4 million  to arts organizations across the Commonwealth, including support to Calloway, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Graves, McCracken, and Trigg counties. Here's a breakdown of where the award is being allocated in our region: 

The Janice Mason Art Museum presents "An Island is Unreliable," a new exhibition featuring work by sculptor Cody Arnall and photographer Sarah Phyllis Smith. The work explores how objects become a part of a visual language for constructing and understanding our relationships with time, place, and memory. Cadiz's Janice Mason Art Museum's Executive Director Megan Whittaker Nesbit visits Sounds Good to preview the exhibit. 

Southern Kentucky Independent Theatre's Paul Forshee describes the group's September 20th and 21st "Dining with the Dearly Departed" event. It's a new format this year: Actors travel through time portraying owners of acreage now called RB Farms; it all happens under a large wedding style tent with a catered dinner to boot on September 20 and 21 at RB Farms near Kenny Rogers' house on Old Hopkinsville Road near Gracey. A cast of nearly twenty actors will depict nearly a dozen families through history, all whom shared the same farm (the current owners will be portraying themselves.) See more at Janice Mason Art Museum's website.

Kate Lochte meets Megan Nesbit, Executive Director of the Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz. She talks about how she came to the region, the history of the museum, and how exhibits are orchestrated. Megan also talks about an upcoming exhibit featuring middle and high school art in Trigg County and how students and art teachers are able to accomplish creative works with limited resources.