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“Wildcat Legends” to honor Louie Dampier on Saturday

Now in its 5th season, the popular “Wildcat Legends” Fine Art Series will unveil a new UK Basketball tribute print this weekend during the UK-Georgia Tech game, when two-time Kentucky All-American & fan favorite LOUIE DAMPIER will be honored with his new action portrait.  A crafty and popular guard who scored 1,575 points and 134 assists in his 3-year UK career in the mid-1960s, Louie will be on-hand to sign his beautiful new art print for fans at a special autograph ceremony before the game.

Dampier’s “Art Release Ceremony” will be held this Saturday, December 14th, at Your Frame Of Mind Galleries on the first level of the Rupp Arena/Lexington Center mall foodcourt, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., immediately before the 5 p.m. UK tip-off. 

Louie will be joined by “Special Guest” DAN ISSEL — Louie’s best friend and former UK and Kentucky Colonels teammate — to autograph their respective “Wildcat Legends” prints for all fans, regardless if they have tickets for the game or not.  The price of each print will be $40, including player signatures (unframed, and including the artist’s autograph).  Also available will be the Special Edition “Rupp’s Living Legends” print that both will sign for only $65; this price includes the print and signatures.  (Players will also sign personal items for $20 per player.) Only 500 commemorative prints of the Dampier art will be produced.

The “Wildcat Legends” Fine Art Series has featured Limited-Edition tribute prints to some of UK’s greatest players over the past 5 years, and Dampier joins the list of star ‘Cats to be so honored — including Issel, Jack Givens, Kyle Macy, Kenny Walker, Rex Chapman, Mike Pratt, Kevin Grevey, Jeff Sheppard and Tony Delk; Special Edition art of Coach Joe B. Hall and of Adolph Rupp’s Living Legends are also available. Produced by native Kentuckian and national sports artist David Bryan Blondell, fans may collect any one or all of them

As an added bonus for KSR fans, Louie and Dan will join Ryan Lemond and Drew Franklin on tomorrow’s Kentucky Sports Radio at approximately 11 a.m., so be sure to tune in!

Brought to you by “Your Frame of Mind Galleries” in Lexington, get additional details on their website: or on YFOM’s Facebook page:   — All 12 current prints from the “Wildcat Legends” Fine Art Series are available at this venue. See you Saturday!

Article written by KSR