Somewhere Appalachia is a catalyst for change in Eastern Kentucky focused on redeveloping old coal mines in partnership with the great people of the region. The initial project will include the construction of an architecturally significant pavilion with Berlinde De Bruyckere’s monumental and visceral sculpture, Kreupelhout-Cripplewood, 2012-2013 as its centerpiece. The work will be exhibited alongside other contemporary art of the region and beyond.
Our team is exploring feasibility and listening to local voices. We envision work force development initiatives, training programs, new businesses, arts incubation, and much more to stem from this project.
Somewhere will also house an artist-in-residence program, providing studio and lodging space for creative individuals to work on site and have direct interaction with visiting audiences.