Kentucky Honors UK Art Professor

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Photo of Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Ky. Gov. Ernie Fletcher and his wife Glenna
(click photo to enlarge) -- Photo by Tim Collins
Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, left, accepts a Governor’s Award in the Arts from Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher and First Lady Glenna Fletcher in a Frankfort ceremony.

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A major piece of Sandoval’s artwork can be seen hanging in the Singletary Center for the Arts near the UK Art Museum.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 12, 2004) -- University of Kentucky art professor Arturo Alonzo Sandoval was one of many Kentuckians, including the famous Judd family, honored yesterday by Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher for their artistic contributions to the Commonwealth and the nation.

Sandoval, who has taught in the UK College of Fine Arts for 29 years and specializes in fabric art, mixed media art, and foundation drawing, received one of the 10 Governor’s Awards in the Arts.

A major piece of Sandoval’s artwork can be seen hanging in the Singletary Center for the Arts near the UK Art Museum.

Sandoval has a Master of Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in fine arts from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

To read more about the artists, communities and publications receiving the Governor’s Awards in the Arts in the ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, go to this Web site.


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