Kentucky Monthly magazine has collaborated with internationally recognized artist Aaron Kizer of Owensboro to create its June/July 2013 issue cover. The ink and watered-down Valspar wall paint piece depicts a stylized portrait of bluegrass icon Bill Monroe and corresponds to a story about the International Bluegrass Music Museum. A feature story about Kizer also appears in the issue, which will be available on newsstands by June 4.
In celebration of the musical genre born in the Bluegrass State, Kentucky Monthly and Kizer will present 10 winners with signed and numbered prints of the cover artwork. The 10 limited-edition art prints will be given away during ROMP 2013: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival on June 27 – 29. The magazine this year is a sponsor of the three-day musical event, which is presented by the International Bluegrass Music Museum and held annually in Owensboro.