King Library, University of Kentucky
March 10, 2002
by Gabrielle Fox
Sunday afternoon, March 10, 2002, at King Library, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY we officially opened the first exhibition site of the Stone Eye Exhibition. The afternoon’s events were opened by Dr. Paul Holbrook, Director of King Library Press, and followed by some back ground information given by myself, Gabrielle Fox. I then introduced Gray Zeitz (on right in picture), the proprietor of Larkspur Press and printer of Stone Eye, who gave the introduction to our guest speaker, Richard Taylor (on left in picture) and author of Stone Eye.
Richard read several poems from the text we have all bound and then read a few other poems, some of which have been written quite recently. He is a delightful speaker and both he and Gray took time to thank us all and repeat what an honor and how much fun this project has and is for them both!
Whitney Baker, Karen Furhman, Laurie Schrick and several others set out several tables of wonderful food and punch. More chairs had to be brought out as more than expected turned up for the afternoon. We counted close to fifty which is pretty amazing considering the sun was shining outside! There were quite a few new faces and several mentioned that the opening had been mentioned on the local radio that morning.
Whitney’s installation of the exhibition with Katie Harper’s signs is inviting and spread throughout the main foyer as you walk into the building for Special Collections. Whitney has also made a vistor’s book which will travel with the exhibition throughout the Midwest.