The Fine Art of Racing (4/26/10)
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The Kentucky Derby Features the Equine Art of Thomas Allen Pauly
CHICAGO, IL (April 26, 2010) – The Fine Art of Racing and GIA Marketing are pleased to announce that the artwork of equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly will be featured in a one man art exhibit at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky during the 2010 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. The show will run April 30 - May 1 at several gallery locations throughout the grounds of historic Churchill Downs and at the Kentucky Derby Museum on May 2, 2010.
|"Derby Day" by Thomas Allen Pauly|
Limited Edition Kentucky Derby 136 Fine Art Print
GIA Marketing will present Pauly's collection of Thoroughbreds and jockeys inspired by his extensive travels throughout the country. The exhibit will feature original oils, watercolors and graphites along with numerous official Kentucky Derby licensed art products. Among the highlights of the exhibition will be the commissioned portrait of this year's Kentucky Derby champion which will be published in a very limited Derby edition of 136 fine art prints. Throughout the event, Mr. Pauly will also be painting the great champion "Zenyatta" in Churchill's paddock and also at his main gallery located near the walking ring.
Thomas Allen Pauly, The Fine Art of Racing
Since 1978, award-winning equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly has portrayed some of the finest horses and jockeys in the country. Born and raised in Chicago, his love of the sport emerged in the Sportsman's Park's winner circle when his friend's horse named Rusty Win captured the feature race by five lengths. He was hooked.
Pauly depicted the who's who in Thoroughbred racing in a portrait series commissioned by Arlington International Racecourse. In 2006, Churchill Downs selected Pauly as the "Official Artist of the 2006 Kentucky Derby Commemorative Print." His painting of Barbaro was published as their Official Fan Appreciation Commemorative Art Print. Recently, Pauly's artwork appeared on the hit reality show Undercover Boss which featured the COO of Churchill Downs Bill Carstenjen.
Pauly's portraits are known for their accuracy, their energy, their sentiment and their celebration of achievement. To view Thomas Allen Pauly's portfolio, please visit www.horseartist.com
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Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, KY, Churchill Downs will conduct the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 1, 2010.
Churchill Downs is scheduled to host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record seventh time on November 5 and 6, 2010. Information about Churchill Downs can be found at www.churchilldowns.com.
The Kentucky Derby Museum
The Kentucky Derby Museum which sits on the front steps of historic Churchill Downs is a very visible part of the community. Graciously welcoming over 200,000 guests through the doors each year and giving them a first hand look at the event for which Louisville, Kentucky is known worldwide. The Museum aims to provide a lasting impression of tradition, hospitality and pride to its many visitors. Visit www.derbymuseum.org for more information.