Friday, November 09, 2007

Selected works of Ross Zirkle

Due to popular request we announce a special gallery showing

From The Estate of Ross Zirkle
Selected works of Ross Zirkle including framed and unframed artist pulled waterless lithographs, stone lithographs, wood cuts, and drawings

210 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY

On the corner of Woodland Avenue & Maxwell Street
2nd floor

Friday, December 7th, 5 pm - 9 pm
Gallery Hours:
Saturday, December 8th, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, December 9th, 1 pm - 4pm

Phone: 859-321-1257 E-Mail:
To purchase on-line:

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Memorial Service - Ross Zirkle at UK Memorial Hall

There will be a memorial on the University of Kentucky campus Friday April 20 at 2p.m. in Memorial Hall.

If you are out of town and would like to come in, you are more than welcome too. Also, if you would like to say a few words about Ross at this memorial, feel free to contact Ben Withers, the chair of the department, who is doing the organizing.

We would like to start an art scholarship in Ross's name, if you would like to make a contribution for that you will also need to contact Ben Withers.

Here is Mr. Withers email's

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Ross Zirkle - Memorial Service

Memorial services are being arranged, and will be held on the campus of the University of Kentucky on Friday April 20th at 2p.m. Specific information is currently being planned and will be posted soon. Anyone and everyone touched by Ross are encouraged to attend.
If you would like to send something to Suzanne please send to
915 McClain Dr.
Lexington, Ky. 40505

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ross Zirkle Article in Lexington Herald Leader

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Ross Zirkle Leaves Us Behind

Hello everybody,
Ross's long hard fight with cancer ended Monday about 5:30 p.m.. The last couple of days have been incredibly hard with fevers and hallucinations, on top of liver and kidney failure. He talked about printing and art up close to the very end. For those of you attending the Southern Graphics Conference in a week and a half, I'll still see you there and I'm bringing Ross's spirit with me.
Derrick Riley

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Bad News on Ross Zirkle's recovery

Things are not going so well now. The new chemo that Ross has been on, hasn't done a damn thing. From what I understand the cancer is all over the liver and has already spread to the lymph nodes, it has not yet spread to the brain or lungs. Since the new chemo was a complete failure, Ross and his doctors have decided to go back to a form of the original chemo that did
so well at the beginning, his treatments will now be two doses in consecutive days, along with three types of drugs to go along with it. The choices for Ross are becoming very limited, he was given the option of the treatment that he will start soon, an experimental treatment only used on two people whose results are not known yet, or to stop treatments. This new treatment will continue until sometime in april when they will stop and do another evaluation. I don't know what else to say right now, it's just been a shitty day.
I'll be in touch soon,

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

What caused Ross' cancer

Hello everyone,

I am writing you all with more specifics about Ross's new treatment. I just talked to Suzanne and happen to ask if they ever figured out where the cancer began. She says the doctors now believe that it all began in the lungs. When the tests started, all those months ago, they never found any cancer in the lungs but they did find pre-cancer/remnant signs. The doctors said that when the body recognizes the cancer it attacks it, and the cancer responds like a dandy lion and spreads "spores" all over the body. Although there are no signs of lung cancer now, the new medicine that he has been put on is made specifically for patients with lung cancer due to prolonged exposure to asbestos. Ross's treatment will continue until the end of February, then they will stop and do another evaluation. I'll be back in touch when new news comes up.