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Near-death Experience Sparks Frankfort Artist To Capture Beauty Of Life

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Near-death Experience Sparks Frankfort Artist To Capture Beauty Of Life

November 6th, 2019 - Frankfort, KY

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Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019

Near-death experience sparks Frankfort artist to capture beauty of life


— Roger Snell, 502-229-0426, rasnell59@gmail.com, rogersnell.com

— Charles Booe, 502-223-7475.

Roger Snell’s love of art reignited with a second chance at life, rebounding from serious illness in 2017 that left him bedridden and in a wheelchair for many weeks.

His second chance sparked an intense focus on the beauty of this life through oil paintings that will be shown to the public for the first time in a solo exhibition.

Charles Booe, owner of Rebecca Ruth Candy and a devoted artist himself, has invited the public to Snell's first solo exhibition at the historic candy shop and museum at 116 E. Second St., Frankfort, Ky., during the month of September.

The public also is invited to a reception with the artist and Booe on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 4 to 5 p.m. Complimentary appetizers and chocolates are offered for guests. More than a dozen of Roger’s original oil paintings will be on display for the month of September in Miss Risa Restaurant, which adjoins the candy store.

The exhibition underscores a year of firsts for Roger, 60.

“I joined the Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass this year and painted on location with incredibly talented professional artists,” Roger said. “They raised the bar for me and were so helpful with their advice and tips.”

One of his original oil paintings was chosen for a joint exhibition of the group in August at the downtown Lexington library gallery.

Roger also began his first professional lessons this summer offered by talented Kentucky landscape oil painter Bill Fletcher.

Roger lives in Frankfort’s Bentwoods neighborhood with wife Linda and daughter Hannah. His oldest daughter, Rachel, has three children with husband Joshua Brown.

Learn more at http://rogersnell.com about his art journey, works in progress, painting and life lessons learned, and two books he has written about the 1929 Chicago Cubs and about his life’s journey as an investigative reporter, early pioneer of Kentucky Proud, and his near-death experience.

If you like any of these original works, you can shop online for prints as low as $17, prints on canvas, mugs, t-shirts, weekender bags, note cards, and even smart phone covers featuring your favorite scenes. Details at http://rogersnell.com/gallery

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