Lacy Hale: No Hate in My Holler Artist

Lacy Hale believes art has the power to heal, to beautify and “to help us express things we might not be able to otherwise.”

Based in Whitesburg, Ky., Hale’s work can be seen across the state. Her mural projects often involve working with community members to beautify their towns with new public art. 

“You can really tell a sense of pride when a community gets a piece like that,” she said. 

Lacy Hale Mural

No Hate in My Holler

She shares about her art practice in this video from Rural Women Everywhere — and about the piece she’s most proud of, one that helped people across the world express themselves: No Hate in My Holler. 

“I do a lot of print making, a lot of fine art, but the piece that I probably most proud of is the No Hate in My Holler piece that I did in response to a white supremacist group coming to southeastern Kentucky in 2017,” Hale said. “Since then it has blown up and people all over the country and the world that identify with being in a holler adopted this phrase and bought T-shirts and screamed it from the rooftops and so I couldn’t be prouder of that.”

No-hate-in-my-holler-print 

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