The 5th Annual Annmarie’s Art Breakfast on Derby hosted by The Lomenta Foundation

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Dawn Marie Yankeelov

(March 24, 2014)—Louisville, KY—The 5th Annual Annmarie’s Art Breakfast on Derby, sponsored by Breakout Creative, Earthblends, Rooibee Red Tea, and First Capital Bank, supports the Lomenta Foundation, which funds special arts initiatives including the Annmarie Campbell MSU Art Student Scholarship.  The event will be hosted by the late artist Annmarie Campbell’s mother, Dawn Marie Yankeelov, in the Nucleus Innovation Center, 300 E. Market St., from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM on the morning of the Kentucky Derby—May 3rd.  All those over 18 are invited to this buffet breakfast event that will feature selected artists as the Derby Morning’s Art Ambassadors exhibiting their works for sale; a silent art auction; reggae, jazz, and rock by the Johnny Doughnut Experience; and an exhibition of Annmarie Campbell’s work, along with selected arts and crafts.  There will be a cash bar, featuring mimosas.  Rooibee Red Tea, a local, bottled organic ready-to-drink tea, will be available for purchase and samplings. Buffet catering will include egg creations, bacon, seasonal fruits, quiches, assorted cheeses, muffins, scones, and breads, and decadent desserts.

Entertainment will be provided by Mitch Lustig, an acrobatic artist, and Singer Grace Lauzon, a Murray State University Student.  Tickets are $35, and can be purchased on Showclix, or by calling our PR firm, Aspectx, at 502-292-2351 and leaving your reservation.  Information and links for ways to contribute, under Annmarie’s Art Breakfast on Derby, will be provided in Facebook on the Annmarie’s Art Breakfast page and the Lomenta Foundation page, as well as at

Reserved sponsor tables will be $250 for 8 people.

Annmarie Campbell, grew up in Louisville, and was a passionate artist and Murray State art graduate that understood both the dark and the beautiful sides of weathering life’s journeys.  The intent of her work was to investigate relationships of duality—principally, attraction and repulsion. Campbell devoted much of her time to drawing, printmaking and photography.

She died at age 23 in May 2006, while serving as an artist-in-residence at Fancy That in Paris, Tenn., attacked by an alligator on an outdoor adventure in Ocala, Florida.  Yankeelov, her mother, established a scholarship in her name at Murray State to support art students.  The Lomenta Foundation is looking to raise monies to support recipient art students up to a full scholarship each year.

Previous and currently committed exhibitors include:   Michael Waddell (fused photography), Vian Sora (mystical works from Baghdad), and Jesse Cooley (compiled and found art), as well as other famed artists in other genres and others.


The Lomenta Foundation

The Lomenta Foundation, founded by Dawn Marie Yankeelov has been formed to work in the areas on interest of the late Annmarie Campbell, who lived a life of passion and adventure working as an artist. The mission of this organization is to fund and empower activities that support growth and expansion of individuals being trained at higher academic institutions in the arts, or already working in arts communities, expressing or exploring issues, genres, and thought-provoking ideas.

Murray State University Annmarie Campbell Art Scholarship

Murray State University maintains a strong academic reputation and has been rewarded with high marks when compared with other regional public universities in U.S. News & World Report and other college ranking publications. The school is Kentucky’s only public university to be listed in the U.S. News & World Report top tier for past 18 consecutive years.  The scholarship, established in Annmarie’s name, goes to a junior or senior art student attending the institution. Students can receive the award in their junior year and reapply for senior year. Each eligible student must submit at least 10 electronic photo or art images in email or printed pictures of any type of art for review by 2 art professors for a final selection. Two Murray art professors will be selected to review these each award period. The student must have a 3.0 GPA and maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to be eligible to receive the award again.  and

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Isaac W. Bernheim established Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in 1929.   I. W. Bernheim (1848-1945) was a German immigrant who settled in Kentucky.   From a humble beginning as a peddler, he became successful in the whiskey distilling business where he established the I.W. Harper brand. Grateful for his good fortune, he gave Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest to the people of Kentucky as a gift. Bernheim features a nationally recognized arboretum, the first LEED® Platinum certified building in the state of Kentucky, beautiful gardens, tranquil lakes, and miles of trails.  The Annmarie Campbell Memorial Zen Garden can be found off the trail around Lake Nevin.