Edmonson Voice Report: photos submitted
A local artist has recently left her mark again in Edmonson County, in two different places.
Kelsey Janes, who is no stranger to those in the area that appreciate art, has recently presented her work in both the Brownsville Post Office, and the new helicopter landing area at Chalybeate Volunteer Fire Department.
The piece displayed in the post office, "Flying Freedom," also went on a Veterans Tour with the Kentucky Veterans Project Exhibit all around the state of Kentucky, which consisted of 44 pieces created by veterans and their family members, according to a release from the post office. In a statement, it said she painted this in honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country and to honor her father who served. Her father Glenn Janes is a city carrier in Glasgow and her mother is a PTF clerk in Brownsville. Postal officials said she dedicated this piece to be showcased here in the Brownsville office, which is her hometown.
In 2016, her artwork was displayed at the U.S. Capitol in Congressman Brett Guthrie's office as part of Guthrie's annual art contest.
"My piece, “Flying Freedom,” signifies the sacrifices made everyday by brave men and women fighting for our country," Kelsey said in a statement. "The eagle is silent, representing the silent prayers made by troops and their loved ones. The flag is flying in the background, representing the never-ending watch day and night. Those who live in freedom will always be grateful to those who helped preserve it."
"This piece is dedicated to the Brownsville Post Office. This piece is hung in honor of my father, Glenn Janes, for his service, and in memory of the many sacrifices made for this country."
The new landing area at the Chalybeate Fire Department got a facelift, too, thanks to Kelsey. She hand-painted the fire department's logo onto the concrete pad with some help from others who helped roll on red paint from her design. A trial run is scheduled later for a medical helicopter to test the landing area within the next several days.