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“I have joined the LexArts board because it does such important work supporting and promoting the arts in Fayette County and the surrounding area,” said UK College of Law Professor Brian Frye.

Professor Frye, the newest addition to the LexArts Board of Directors, has a long connection with the arts, as an artist, writer, and curator. He made, wrote about, and presented films in New York City for many years, in association with the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum, among many other institutions. After permanently relocating to Lexington, he has directed his efforts toward the arts here in Kentucky.

With the help of attorneys Zach Cato (UK Law '13), Marcus Roland (UK Law ’93), and Kyle Anne Citrynell, he founded Kentucky Lawyers for the Arts, a referral service that enables artists and arts organizations to obtain pro bono legal services from Kentucky lawyers who are committed to supporting the arts. He is also a board member of the Lexington Film League, a trustee of the Appalshop Charitable Trust, and the faculty adviser for the Art, Law & Culture Society at the College of Law.

As a LexArts board member, Professor Frye hopes to help promote and support the arts in the area, especially grassroots and underground arts organizations and activities. He is especially interested in film and digital media arts, and plans to reach out aggressively to that community. He also hopes to get UK students interested and involved in the arts, particularly law students.

LexArts promotes high quality arts experiences for the benefit of all the people of central Kentucky through funding, advocacy, technical assistance, communication and programming initiatives

“I am honored and delighted to be appointed to the LexArts board, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve,” said Professor Frye.