Twin sisters, Alfred University alumnae again create official Kentucky Derby Festival poster
LOUISVILLE, KY – For the fifth time, twin sisters and Alfred University alumnae Jeaneen Barnhart and Doreen Barnhart DeHart have designed the official poster for the Kentucky Derby Festival.
The sisters’ 2018 poster is titled “Spirited Pegasus” and was created with a spontaneous flow of oil pastel sticks and oil wash brushstrokes. The sisters had previously designed posters for Kentucky Derby Festivals in 1994, 1997, 2009 and 2014. The poster goes on sale March 2.
DeHart earned a BFA degree with concentrations in painting and graphic design in 1989, while Barnhart received a BFA degree, concentration in painting, in 1992. The sisters live and work in Louisville, home of the famous Kentucky Derby horse race. Barnhart specializes in painting and drawing, DeHart in graphic design. Their work can be seen on their website, twinspired.com.
The Kentucky Derby Festival is a community-wide celebration held in Louisville during the two weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby horse race. Held since 1956, the festival includes music (concerts and dances); sports and recreation (full and half marathons, golf tournaments); and numerous other events. , Drawing more than 1.5 million visitors each year, it is a five-time winner of the International Festivals and Arts Association award for Best Overall Festival.
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