Gallery Hop: The Works of Kiptoo Tarus

September 20th—November 15th

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    Room: Multi-purpose Room


    Inter-face / Interphase

    sculpture and paintings by Kiptoo Tarus

    The Show:
    Gallery Hop, November 15
           5 pm - 9 pm: Opening Reception
    Exhibit Dates:
          September 20 - November 18

    The show will feature several 3D and 2D pieces by local artist, Kiptoo Tarus, at the Lexington Shambhala Center, both outdoors in our parking lot, and indoors in our Community and Multi-Purpose Rooms. The pieces reflect the artist's struggles and personal journey from Kenya to Kentucky, while staying true to himself and to his culture.

    The Artist:

    Kiptoo Tarus was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1984. He obtained a BA from the University of Nairobi for Design in 2008, majoring in illustration. Since then he formed a graphic design company, King Concepts, and has studied sculpture at the University of Kentucky's MFA program. He is now a full time artist living in Lexington KY.

    Kiptoo's work has been featured in many galleries in Lexington and Louisville, and he has several commissioned outdoor pieces in Lexington, including Magi Mazuri, the horse head above at Ashland (the Henry Clay Estate), a piece outside the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, and a new piece at the Living Arts and Science Center. Kiptoo will be creating a new piece in the Lexington Shambhala Center parking lot during the Gallery Hop.

    For more information on Kiptoo, visit his website here:

    Below is a short video from Kiptoo's website.