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Hiestand House to host art exhibit

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The Hiestand House will host an art exhibit this summer, with a community opening reception on Sunday, June 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The exhibit will feature the photorealism drawings by Taylor County native Gerald Myers.

Those attending will see a number of original works by Myers and see him do a sketching demonstration. The exhibit will be open through July 31.

Hiestand House is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and by special appointment. Large groups should call (270) 465-8726.

Known for his vivid depictions of Americana life, Myers' works were recently featured in the Courier-Journal by columnist, Byron Crawford. Today, Myers operates an art studio from his home and has sold his prints worldwide.

Hiestand House/Taylor County Museum is located on the Hodgenville Road past Walmart. The historic structure is one of only 12 German stone houses still standing in Kentucky. It was built in 1823, is furnished with period antiques and has a detached kitchen, spring house, flower gardens, servant quarters, the Hiestand-Chandler-Gilmore cemetery and more.