Melanie Sunbeam Smith
"Bird & Bela in B"
"Art in the Winner's Circle"
Selected Student Artwork from the
Kentucky Derby Museum
Liesl Long Chaintreuil
Paintings & Prints
|KENTUCKY EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION
100 MOORE DRIVE
FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY 40601
M-Th 8am-5pm, F 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm
ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery is an
alternative art space operating since 2004 in
the lobby of Kentucky Employees Credit
Union in Frankfort, Kentucky, hosted by the
credit union and curated by Larry W. Moore
for Broadstone Media LLC.
The gallery provides an opportunity to see
and purchase original art in a variety of
mediums created by local and regional
artists both new and established.
In addition to the current show, we carry
works on consignment by many of our
artists, including Anna Marie Pavlik,
Stephanie Potter, Rhett L Beck, Joan
Schulte, Melanie Sunbeam Smith, Jamie
Sheppard, Marta Dorton, Les Greeman,
Lloyd Kelly, and Susan Moore.
For information on purchasing art or
exhibiting in the gallery, contact us at our
Broadstone Media LLC
418 Ann Street
Frankfort, Ky 40601-1929
If I'm not mistaken, this is Rhett Beck's fourth solo exhibition with us, not counting his
appearance in several group shows over the years. This says something about the special
relationship we have with Rhett, going back to the first time that Jane and I spotted his
work in a gift shop here in Frankfort. He was one of the first artists we invited to exhibit,
and we gave him his first gallery show.
Having this sort of long-term relationship with an artist means that I have had the
opportunity to see his work evolve. But more than merely an artistic relationship, I have
had the privilege of calling Rhett my very dear friend, and of watching his journey as a
person at close range. More than any other artist I know, the arc of his art has traced the
path of his life. To observe his work is a celebration of the power of art to shape a life,
indeed to save a life.
I suspect this is not the last we will see of him.
Larry W. Moore, curator
OUR GALLERY MISSION
"In our experience as gallery curators, we have
found that the introduction of the right work of art
into a person's home or life can, and has, added
immeasurably to the quality of some of our patron’s
lives. Even those simply passing by and viewing
have told us how much they appreciate our shows.
It is part of our gallery philosophy that art is
incomplete until it is seen and appreciated. The role
of Broadstone Gallery is to find the artists, display
their works, and give those who might appreciate
their art a chance to see it.
To us, art represents not only beauty, but hope and
optimism. Especially in these distressed times, art
is an important reminder that these are still part of
the human spirit. We hope to be able to continue to
foster it for a long time to come.
Thanks to our artists, our patrons and especially to
our gracious hosts at KECU for their support."
Jane Chancellor Moore (1951-2010)
Jane Chancellor Moore was the principal
curator of Broadstone Gallery from its opening
until her untimely death in the spring of 2010, at
which time KECU renamed the gallery in her
honor. Jane is pictured in the photo above, in the
center in the background. That was appropriate,
for while she was very much the center of
everything we did at Broadstone, she also
preferred to remain in the background. For more
photos and information about Jane, please click
here to visit our memorial page.
The title and theme of this exhibition appropriate the term Formenlehre (“theory of
form”) from the Bauhaus school of art and design, particularly the work of Johannes Itten,
whose famous Basic Course at the Bauhaus encouraged the highly individual and creative
uses of light and dark, material and texture, rhythm, and expressive and subjective form.
In the current exhibition, Frankfort photographer Rhett L. Beck applies these principles in
a series of small-format black and white photographs, using both film and digital cameras,
including candid street scenes, portraits, and landscapes both rural and urban. Each
freezes an instant of everyday drama, allowing the viewer to construct the broader
Though inadvertently born elsewhere, Rhett L. Beck has lived in Kentucky for many
years and has deep family roots in Appalachia. Much of his work has featured the effects
of nature on the built environment, most notably a series of photographs documenting the
abandoned distilleries in Millville, Kentucky, a selection of which were published in
Burying Monkeys: A Photographic Journey through the Old Crow & Old Taylor
Distilleries (Broadstone Books, 2012). His work has been exhibited and is in collections
in Kentucky and California.
The Louisville Photo Biennial
We are proud to feature this exhibition as part of the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial, a
regional festival occurring in over 60 venues throughout the Louisville, Lexington and
Southern Indiana area from September through November. Through exhibits, receptions,
workshops and educational opportunities, the Biennial celebrates the medium of
photography in all of its richness and variety, and its ability to touch and enrich our lives.
A brochure featuring all of the venues participating in this year’s Biennial is available in
September 25 -
December 1, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017