Roots101 Presents, ‘Behind The Roses’

Lexington artist Jason Dafri Thompson presents the exhibit, “Behind The Roses,” at Roots101 African American Museum. The exhibit focuses on the rich history of the African American horsemen seldom seen or recognized behind the celebrated horses and jockeys of the racing industry. “The trainers, the farriers, the groomers, these were men that just lived extraordinary and wonderful lives,” he said of the exhibit, last winter on “Good Day Kentucky,” ABC36 in Lexington. “And through illustration, though my pieces, you’re going to be able to kind of get a glimpse of behind the roses, who these men were behind the horses.”

Saturday, Sept. 19 – Oct. 19

Roots101: African American Museum
10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Free (donations accepted)
819 W. Main St.
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