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NO4 2013

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The Moneys' work has been shown in museums throughout the state and is sold in more than a dozen galleries, most in the Southeast, although their work can be found as far away as Eagle River, Alaska. Locally, Ann Tower Gallery in downtown Lexington sells the Moneys' art. 606-843-7783 There is usually a story about each of the animals Lonnie Money carves. People liked the painted works, but Lonnie didn't like painting. Timing has been everything in the couple's art career. Lon- So he enlisted Twyla. "I said, 'You are going to have to start paint- nie's great grandfather, a master woodcarver who came to ing,' " Lonnie said. "It took off after that." East Bernstadt from Switzerland, was not so lucky. No one was "I didn't even like art in school," Twyla admits. It turns out she too had talent. With Twyla as painter, realism went out the window and Lonnie's carvings became colorful, funky chickens, roosters, and pigs. "I bring them alive," Twyla said. "I, I mean 'we' do better when we don't try to imitate reality and do it our own way," said Lonnie. interested in his woodworking skills; he had to work in the mines. "We were fortunate to be born in a time when there was a market for this," Lonnie said. But even if no one wanted his inanimate animals, Lonnie would not lay down his tools. "It is in me to carve," he said. "I'd be doing this if no one was buying it." KEENELAND WINTER 2013 61

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