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Kentucky Life spotlights artist Dimitrie Berea, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport, Lighthouse Landing and more


Kentucky Life spotlights artist Dimitrie Berea, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport, Lighthouse Landing and more

For Release: 04/20/15 1:45 PM

Kentucky Life showcases the work of world-class artist Dimitrie Berea – and explains how his art came to be held at Kentucky’s Berea College in a new episode that premieres Saturday, May 16 at 8/7 pm and Sunday, May 17 at 4/3 pm on KET and Monday, May 18 at 7/6 pm on KET2. The program also highlights the inner-workings of the busy Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, and takes a trip to Livingston County’s picturesque Lighthouse Landing Resort and Marina.

Though his art is housed at some of the world’s most esteemed museums, in 2003 Kentucky’s Berea College became home to many of Dimitrie Berea’s works – and site of the Dimitrie Berea Gallery – thanks to a gift by the late artist’s wife, Princess Alice Gurielli, whose grandfather had been King of Georgia. At the time, Gurielli claimed that it was serendipity that led to her relationship with Berea College, since she read about the school with her late husband’s shared name in a New York Times story immediately after praying for a sign to direct where she should donate his work. Kentucky Life examines a number of Dimitrie Berea’s Postimpressionist works and learns how they’re used to enhance the art education of the college’s students.

Then, the program travels to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron. There, viewers get an up-close look at the extensive behind-the-scenes efforts required from a veritable army of workers and crew members to keep the busy air hub humming on a day-to-day basis.

Next, the program looks back at the beginnings of Rural Free Mail Delivery (RFD), which was established in Kentucky in 1887 at the Allensville Post Office in Todd County when RFD carriers brought daily mail via horse and buggy to rural farmers in the area.

Finally, Kentucky Life pays a visit to Livingston County’s Lighthouse Landing Resort and Marina, where the motto is: “It’s all about the view” – particularly when it comes to enjoying beautiful sunsets over Kentucky Lake. Guests can stay at one of the resort’s cottages or its secluded RV Park and dock their boat at one of its nearly 200 boat slips. For those who want to learn to sail or take their skills to the next level, the Lighthouse Landing Sailing School offers classes under the guidance of some of the nation’s best certified instructors. In 2012, the American Sailing Association named the Lighthouse Sailing School its School of the Year.

Kentucky Life is a KET production. Series producer is Brandon Wickey. Segment producers for this episode are Frank Simkonis, Jim Piston and Matt Grimm.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications