Freedom Summer Paintings Exhibit March 6 – April 30 at ArtsPlace Gallery

Freedom Summer Paintings, Cynthia Ryan Kelly

Freedom Summer Paintings: A Mississippi Summer of Harassment, Terrorism and Progress.
ArtsPlace Gallery
161 North Mill Street
(859) 255-2951

Fifty years later the reverberation is still felt from Freedom Summer. Presenting some of the actualities of that summer is a commemoration project that will serve as an educational tool for the public.

Join Cynthia Ryan Kelly as she displays a series of paintings in ArtsPlace Gallery.

Download Arts Showcase Weekend brochure presented by LexArts for March 6-8, 2015


Through New Editions Gallery Cynthia sold two pieces (Just Like It Is and The Last of the Great Chicken Houses) to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Cynthia Kelly Painting
The Last of the Great Chicken Houses
Cynthia Ryan Kelly Painting
Just Like It Is


America Doesn't Count
America Doesn’t Count is in a private collection.  New neighborhoods are protected by many elements, but this is mainly a reference to the uncertain number of lives lost in Iraq during the war that began in 2003.


It Always Rains on Sundays is in a private collection.


Business Day is in a private collection.

Artwork & Activism

Additional information on artwork and activism.

LexArts Past Programs & Exhibitions. “Stories About Mountaintop Removal” painting exhibition. June 16 – August 20, 2006

The Lexington Project. Additional write-up on Stories About Mountaintop Removal exhbition.

Artists for Peace. Featured artist, Cynthia Ryan Kelly.

The Kentucky Foundation for Women – Artist Enrichment Grantees.

I Love Mountains Day
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, 2006 Highlights.

Mountaintop Removal Clearinghouse
A blog dedicated to the subject of mountaintop removal and coal mining.