A Radcliff resident is one of two artists selected as winners in a Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest’s competition to expand its line of apparel.

For the 40th anniversary of Bernheim’s Artist in Residence program, Bernheim invited Kentucky’s artist and design community to create designs in its Artist Apparel Limited Edition Series which could be featured on a new line of Bernheim Forest merchandise.

Forty-two Kentucky-based artists and designers submitted ideas that addressed the aspects of Bernheim’s history, geography and wildlife, on-site attractions, nature-based educational programming and art in the landscape.

Born and raised in Radcliff, Alexis “STIX” Brown received a bachelor of fine arts degree with an emphasis in Drawing from Bellarmine University in 2006.

Her latest publication, The Purpose Tree, was finalized by the Kentucky Foundation for Women Residency Program in 2017, and is working in micron pen and digital illustration.

According to the Bernheim news release, “STIX’s art vibrates a deep sense of healing and connectivity by manifesting the change she would like to see in the world through her work.”

Her design features her godson holding the world and a girl hugging the fox which projects her desire for young girls of color to be nurtured in the natural world. 

Bernheim also selected an entry by Tara Remington of Louisville which features a series of overlapping pieces from a botanical series she is developing for fabric and pattern design work.

Both winners will receive a prize of $300, recognition on Bernheim’s website and social media, and two pieces of apparel featuring their design.

T-shirts will be available for purchase when Bernheim’s Gift Shop is able to safely reopen. Updates can be found on bernheim.org and on social media @bernheimforest.

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