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Dan Neil Barnes, Stained-Glass Artist


Dan Barnes Growing up in a family of builders and craftsmen, Dan Barnes experienced firsthand the satisfaction of creating something from an idea or inspiration. Henderson County served as the backdrop for his education in art and craftsmanship as he worked alongside his father and uncles. He graduated from high school in 1976, receiving the senior superlative of “Most Artistic” in his class.

Dan earned his bachelor’s degree in human environmental design from the University of Kentucky, studying under Arturo Sandoval, Miles Weiner, and John Tuska. The love of creating his own designs led him to open his own business in 1986.

Since then, Dan has earned an outstanding reputation in the design community for his design flair and for the top-quality craftsmanship seen in his upholstery and furniture design business. His upholstered pieces have been featured in several interior design shows.

In the late 1990s, Dan says, he received a new lease on life when he discovered a new challenge in stained glass—not the traditional Tiffany-style lamps, but true mixed media. He uses his artistic abilities in wood craftsmanship and treated metals along with unique lighting to create functional pieces of art.

Dan Barnes lamp by Dan Barnes


Program 707

Stained-glass artist Dan Neil Barnes of Lexington, folk artist Minnie Adkins of Elliott County, and the gospel-jazz sounds of bassist Paul Bennett and his 2nd Chance Band. (#707)

Program 713

A collection of highlights from past programs, including profiles of Murray painter Robert Head and Lexington stained-glass artist Dan Barnes, plus musical performances by Fire the Saddle, bassist Paul Bennett and his 2nd Chance Band, and visiting Russian jazz musicians. (#713)





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