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About Kopana Terry

**This profile is currently under construction.**
Kopana Terry works in many mediums: photography, music, drawing, writing, and on occasion, radio. As a musician she’s best known as the drummer for Arista Records’ Stealin Horses. Her writings are included in Arts Across Kentucky, D-Lib, IFLA, and Kentucky Libraries. Her photographs have appeared in Spaces Magazine, Ilfopro, Ace Weekly, Louisville Music News, Herald-Leader, Licking Valley Courier, and in the documentary Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Distilling the Family Business. From 2006-2010, she was co-creator and senior producer for tonic: the arts and music magazine at NPR affiliate, WUKY. She’s been awarded grants from the Kentucky Arts Council, LexArts, and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. She was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 1988. In 2003, her photo series Down the Backstretch: Women in the Thoroughbred Industry was awarded a citation of merit from Kentucky’s State House of Representatives. Her blog, the outhouse: where art goes (, combines art with positive thought, and has a growing following. She earned her BA in Art Studio/Photography (1997) and Masters in Library and Information Science (2008) from the University of Kentucky. Select works are represented by Art Movement Gallery, Boston, MA. When she’s not creating art, Kopana is the oral history archivist and curator of newspapers at the University of Kentucky Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center. She was born in Morgan County (West Liberty) Kentucky, and currently resides in Lexington.


Present Oral History Archivist; Curator of Newspapers; Library Manager, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky University of Kentucky Libraries

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Contact Information

Special Collections Research Center
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
105 King Library Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0039
(859) 218-1423


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