April 19, 2001
Contact: Gwenda Bond or Rusty Cheuvront (502)564-2611
Frankfort – Governor Patton and First Lady Judi Patton unveiled the 2001 Governor’s Derby Breakfast Poster, which features a panoramic view of historic Frankfort, this week at the annual Derby Festival Board Luncheon at the Executive Mansion.
“We want people to know Frankfort not only as the site of the Derby breakfast, but also as our beautiful capital city that stands in the heart of the bluegrass. This is a lovely time of the year that all Kentuckians can celebrate and be proud of our heritage,” said the First Lady.
Beginning a new series of posters that will feature various views of Kentucky’s beautiful state Capitol, Governor Paul Patton and First Lady Judi Patton asked artist Jim Hoffmann to create a view of the nearly century-old state house from a scenic overlook above the Kentucky River where famous pioneer Daniel Boone lies in rest. The pastel work includes Boone’s gravesite with the state house and the river that played a significant role in Frankfort’s designation as Kentucky’s capital, nestled in the valley in the distance.
Hoffmann, a Versailles resident who has worked in the state’s Division of Creative Services for the past decade, has a bachelor’s in fine arts from Western Kentucky University. His interest in history has lent itself to his creation of numerous period pieces depicting earlier times. He has created five of six commemorative Governor’s Derby posters since Governor Patton took office.
Hoffmann will autograph posters Derby morning on the Capitol grounds at the Governor’s Derby Breakfast. The posters will be available for $12 each.
To order a poster by mail, checks should be made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer for $15($3 to cover postage and shipping) and mailed to the attention of Vicki Brown, 700 Capitol Ave., Room 106, Frankfort, KY 40601. Please be sure to include the name and address delivery in the request.
Proceeds from the sale of the 2001 Derby poster will support The Kentucky Association of Children’s Advocacy Centers, designated by the First Lady, continuing another tradition established during the Patton administration.