Lexington is the first
The Lexington Women’s Recognition Garden is unveiling the Katsina Bronze Sculpture at Wellington Park - and answering the 2015 call of the Kentucky Human Rights Commission to erect statues honoring women.
The unveiling of Kentucky’s first sculpture on public property since the 2015 call of the Kentucky Human Rights Commission for more sculptures honoring women will take place from 2-4 pm on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Wellington Park, 565 Wellington Way, Lexington, KY.
Sculpted by Amanda Matthews and cast at Prometheus Foundry, LLC in Lexington, “Katsina beckons the power and beauty of nature in female form, looks to the sky for her inspiration, and needs no intermediary to express her wisdom, intellect, grace and gifts.” (The Artemis Initiative)
Please bring your family and join us for the unveiling and celebration on Mother’s Day, where there will be a silent auction, live music, refreshments and children’s activities. The Lexington Women’s Recognition Garden, in coordination with LFUCG Parks & Recreation, Councilwoman Jennifer Mossotti, and the Artemis Initiative, invite you to help us honor all women and pay tribute to our funding partners who contributed to make this dream come true.
"The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights congratulates the Lexington Women’s Recognition Garden and all those involved upon the unveiling of the statue, "Katsina," said John J. Johnson, executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. "We are told this is a conceptual work designed to honor all women in Kentucky, and that it began as a direct response to the commission's 2015 resolution calling for more statues of women to be erected on public property in Kentucky," he said. "We commend the artist and sponsors for their foresight in answering this call, " he said, "and we hope more cities and organizations will follow," he said. "There are many women who are worthy of recognition in Kentucky, and we hope this statue will be the start of an awakening by officials to give more recognition to deserving women by erecting statues of female individuals who have been leaders and role models throughout our history," he said.
The Lexington Women’s Garden is a place for the therapeutic and educational enjoyment of nature and to inspire future generations of community builders.
Victoria Meyer, Chair, Lexington Women’s Recognition Garden
Wellington Park, 565 Wellington Way, Lexington, KY 40503