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  1. Aug
    1
    Sat
    1. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    2. Lafayette High School Class of 1965′s 50th Reunion
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Lafayette High School class of 1965′s 50th Reunion Dates:  July 31 and  August 1, 2015 To register and sign up for each date activity, please go to www.lafayettesr65.com Let’s make this the Best!!! All event details are on the website and you must be registered in order to attend.

    3. LBX Dig Deep 5K at Keeneland
      8:30 am – 11:00 am

      LBX Company, Makers of the Link-Belt Excavator, is proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual LBX Dig Deep 5k Run/Walk to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The race will take place on August 1st, 2015 at 8:30am beginning at Keeneland. 100% of the net proceeds from the race plus a generous match from LBX will be going directly to the Lexington Shriners Hospitals for Children. Race information Door Prizes Chip timing Performance T-Shirts D.J. Stitz Refreshments Walkers/runners welcome Pet friendly http://lbxdigdeep.com

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    5. ART EXHIBIT: LAL FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

    6. Shaker Village Craft Fair
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Shaker Village Craft Fair is one of the state’s premier craft events. The fair attracts the elite among regional artisans as well as up-and-coming new artists, and boasts an assortment of crafts including exceptional pottery, jewelry, glassware, woven rugs, needle craft, basketry, leather goods, floral design and Shaker reproductions. http://shakervillageky.org/event/craft-fair/

    7. Wood Dough Bowl Carving Class at McConnell Springs
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Cost is $30 for this class.  Pre-registration is required for all wood carving classes.  Classes are taught by the Lexington Wood Carvers Guild. You can register by calling 225-4073

    8. Writing Memoir at The Carnegie Center
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Writing Memoir with Jessica Caudill In this memoir writing seminar, you’ll learn how to transform the ordinary into extraordinary, the mundane into magical. We will discuss how to use research in a writerly way, including how creative nonfiction writing research differs from academic research. We will explore how to write down a simple memory in different ways (flash, scene, etc.) to uncover important details so the story moves out of confession mode. We will do generative writing exercises to help you unlock your story ideas.

    9. Groovy Threads Tie-Dye at the Headley-Whitney Museum
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Bring all the t-shirts, socks, and pillowcases you want to dye and we will provide all of the supplies and instruction you need to convert your dingy whites into works or art! $10 online registration $15 day of event. http://www.headley-whitney.org/#!event-registration/c1i2

    10. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

    11. “The Grand Tour” presented by Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks
      6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

      Discover the history of Lexington, Queen of the Bluegrass.  From horses to heroes, First Ladies to phantoms, our Grand Tour takes you through 200 years of history as you stroll down the city’s loveliest streets and past its renowned historic architecture. (75 minutes, approx. 1.3 miles, family-friendly content) Tours depart outside the Lexington Visitors Center at 401 West Main Street.

    12. “Spirits! Scandals! Sordid Secrets!” presented by Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks
      8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

      Genteel Lexington has its dark side!  Uncover why Lexington was once called “the wicked city.”  Learn of the duelists, gamblers, and ladies-of-ill-repute who once walked these streets—many locals claim their spirits still do.  Come see for yourself.  (75 minutes, approx. 1.3 miles, parental discretion advised) Tours depart outside the Lexington Visitors Center at 401 West Main Street.

    13. Ballet Under the Stars at Woodland Park
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Ballet Under the Stars is one of Central Kentucky’s most anticipated events of the summer. This unique festival allows audiences to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of a professional ballet in a relaxed, casual setting of the park. The event will begin with a pre-show youth production (The Little Mermaid) at 8 p.m. followed by the main show that will feature professional dancers from Kentucky Ballet Theatre. Lawn chairs and/or blankets should be brought for seating and patrons may pack a picnic dinner or purchase concessions onsite. For more information, please call 288-2925. Ballet Under the Stars is presented by Lexington Parks & Recreation, the Ballet Under the Stars Volunteer Committee, and Don Jacobs Honda/BMW/Volkswagen.

    14. Contra Dance
      8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Contra Dance with caller Susan Moffett and band Reel World String Band 8:00-11:00 PM (Beginner lesson 7:30-8:00 PM)

  2. Aug
    2
    Sun
    1. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    3. ART EXHIBIT: LAL FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

    4. Shaker Village Craft Fair
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Shaker Village Craft Fair is one of the state’s premier craft events. The fair attracts the elite among regional artisans as well as up-and-coming new artists, and boasts an assortment of crafts including exceptional pottery, jewelry, glassware, woven rugs, needle craft, basketry, leather goods, floral design and Shaker reproductions. http://shakervillageky.org/event/craft-fair/

    5. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

    6. First Sunday with Samuel at Phoenix Institute
      5:00 pm – 5:25 pm

      Spiritual or religious? Open minds lead to open hearts. Experience the difference that leads to a life of living love, self-empowerment and vitality at Phoenix Institute, 655 Lima Drive. Discover Samuel at the free First Sunday meeting August  2, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.   Lea Schultz has been channeling Samuel since 1984. Stay for a vegan reception afterward. Call (859)231-8449 for details or go to www.discoversamuel.com Phoenix Institute, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax exempt 501(c)3 organization

    7. Ballet Under the Stars at Woodland Park
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Ballet Under the Stars is one of Central Kentucky’s most anticipated events of the summer. This unique festival allows audiences to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of a professional ballet in a relaxed, casual setting of the park. The event will begin with a pre-show youth production (The Little Mermaid) at 8 p.m. followed by the main show that will feature professional dancers from Kentucky Ballet Theatre. Lawn chairs and/or blankets should be brought for seating and patrons may pack a picnic dinner or purchase concessions onsite. For more information, please call 288-2925. Ballet Under the Stars is presented by Lexington Parks & Recreation, the Ballet Under the Stars Volunteer Committee, and Don Jacobs Honda/BMW/Volkswagen.

  3. Aug
    3
    Mon
    1. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Aug 3 (all-day)

      June 22, 2015 – October 16, 2015 “Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative: Diverse Methods” Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative members showcase prints in “Diverse Methods”, a group exhibit at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY. This exhibits features the work of the many celebrated artists who comprise the Bluegrass Printmakers Collaborative, including work from: Kirsti Anderssen Marta Dorton Liz Foley Cristina Igelmo Natalia Ilieva Erica Meuser Cathy Vigor Carolynne Weber Stephen Wiggins “Diverse Methods” , a group exhibit of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, explores an array of personal experiences, learned messages and printmaking mediums. As we travel in our life journey we glean knowledge from our experiences, keeping some, discarding others. This exhibit provides a look into our varied journeys and some of the methods artists use to transcribe personal experience into visual art. The artwork on exhibit are printmaking pieces;  art pieces created by using pressure to transfer inks from a plate to paper. Mediums included in the show are collagraphs, etching, screen printing, monotypes, and linocuts, among others. The BPC plans several events and hands-on opportunities for community participation. 2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, organized to provide local and regional printmakers with a studio space to create prints, share knowledge and provide community. The estate of Lexington artist Lillian Boyer donated her hand-made printmaking press and the BPC began. The mission of the BPC is to be a thriving print studio where printmakers work and to create a dialogue about prints and art. Through demonstrations, classes and workshops the BPC exposes the community to prints and teaches printmaking processes. As juried members of the cooperative, printmakers also have the opportunity to exhibit and promote their artwork. Located on the lower level of ArtsPlace in Lexington, the BPC is part of LexArts’ Space to Create initiative, which offers support for local artists and arts organizations.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    3. Lexington Ballet MAD Camp
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      MAD Camp is a summer arts program for children ages 4-10, located in the heart of Lexington, KY. Students receive daily instruction in Music and Art (led by certified school teachers), and Dance (led by members of the Lexington Ballet Company). In addition to arts classes, students also participate in daily field trips throughout the heart of Lexington. These trips include: art museums, parks, theaters and other points of interest. This year, MAD Camp will be offered for 3 one-week sessions: July 20th-24th, July 27th-Aug 31st and Aug 3rd-7th. There will be different activities planned for all three weeks.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    5. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

  4. Aug
    4
    Tue
    1. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Aug 4 (all-day)

      June 22, 2015 – October 16, 2015 “Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative: Diverse Methods” Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative members showcase prints in “Diverse Methods”, a group exhibit at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY. This exhibits features the work of the many celebrated artists who comprise the Bluegrass Printmakers Collaborative, including work from: Kirsti Anderssen Marta Dorton Liz Foley Cristina Igelmo Natalia Ilieva Erica Meuser Cathy Vigor Carolynne Weber Stephen Wiggins “Diverse Methods” , a group exhibit of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, explores an array of personal experiences, learned messages and printmaking mediums. As we travel in our life journey we glean knowledge from our experiences, keeping some, discarding others. This exhibit provides a look into our varied journeys and some of the methods artists use to transcribe personal experience into visual art. The artwork on exhibit are printmaking pieces;  art pieces created by using pressure to transfer inks from a plate to paper. Mediums included in the show are collagraphs, etching, screen printing, monotypes, and linocuts, among others. The BPC plans several events and hands-on opportunities for community participation. 2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, organized to provide local and regional printmakers with a studio space to create prints, share knowledge and provide community. The estate of Lexington artist Lillian Boyer donated her hand-made printmaking press and the BPC began. The mission of the BPC is to be a thriving print studio where printmakers work and to create a dialogue about prints and art. Through demonstrations, classes and workshops the BPC exposes the community to prints and teaches printmaking processes. As juried members of the cooperative, printmakers also have the opportunity to exhibit and promote their artwork. Located on the lower level of ArtsPlace in Lexington, the BPC is part of LexArts’ Space to Create initiative, which offers support for local artists and arts organizations.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    3. Lexington Ballet MAD Camp
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      MAD Camp is a summer arts program for children ages 4-10, located in the heart of Lexington, KY. Students receive daily instruction in Music and Art (led by certified school teachers), and Dance (led by members of the Lexington Ballet Company). In addition to arts classes, students also participate in daily field trips throughout the heart of Lexington. These trips include: art museums, parks, theaters and other points of interest. This year, MAD Camp will be offered for 3 one-week sessions: July 20th-24th, July 27th-Aug 31st and Aug 3rd-7th. There will be different activities planned for all three weeks.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    5. ART EXHIBIT: LAL FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

    6. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

    7. Carnegie’s Family Fun & Learning Nights: Back to School Bash
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Join us for a celebration of going back to school! Free backpacks/tote bags and school supplies will be distributed to pre-registered youth in grades K-12 (supplies are limited). Sponsored by Kentucky Utilities. Activities and crafts for the whole family! Registration is required for all Family Fun & Learning Nights. FREE dinner is provided to families who pre-register, and a free book is given away to every child. Only for families with children ages 3-12.

    8. Big Band & Jazz Series at Ecton Park
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Enjoy one of Lexington’s longest running and most beloved concert series – Big Band & Jazz. With a full schedule of live music planned, concert-goers can enjoy weekly Big Band or jazz music. Picnics are encouraged and patrons should bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. August 4         Lexington Concert Band August 11       Rick Cook Quintet August 18       Dave Shelton Jazz Quintet August 25       Rain Date

  5. Aug
    5
    Wed
    1. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Aug 5 (all-day)

      June 22, 2015 – October 16, 2015 “Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative: Diverse Methods” Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative members showcase prints in “Diverse Methods”, a group exhibit at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY. This exhibits features the work of the many celebrated artists who comprise the Bluegrass Printmakers Collaborative, including work from: Kirsti Anderssen Marta Dorton Liz Foley Cristina Igelmo Natalia Ilieva Erica Meuser Cathy Vigor Carolynne Weber Stephen Wiggins “Diverse Methods” , a group exhibit of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, explores an array of personal experiences, learned messages and printmaking mediums. As we travel in our life journey we glean knowledge from our experiences, keeping some, discarding others. This exhibit provides a look into our varied journeys and some of the methods artists use to transcribe personal experience into visual art. The artwork on exhibit are printmaking pieces;  art pieces created by using pressure to transfer inks from a plate to paper. Mediums included in the show are collagraphs, etching, screen printing, monotypes, and linocuts, among others. The BPC plans several events and hands-on opportunities for community participation. 2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, organized to provide local and regional printmakers with a studio space to create prints, share knowledge and provide community. The estate of Lexington artist Lillian Boyer donated her hand-made printmaking press and the BPC began. The mission of the BPC is to be a thriving print studio where printmakers work and to create a dialogue about prints and art. Through demonstrations, classes and workshops the BPC exposes the community to prints and teaches printmaking processes. As juried members of the cooperative, printmakers also have the opportunity to exhibit and promote their artwork. Located on the lower level of ArtsPlace in Lexington, the BPC is part of LexArts’ Space to Create initiative, which offers support for local artists and arts organizations.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    3. Lexington Ballet MAD Camp
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      MAD Camp is a summer arts program for children ages 4-10, located in the heart of Lexington, KY. Students receive daily instruction in Music and Art (led by certified school teachers), and Dance (led by members of the Lexington Ballet Company). In addition to arts classes, students also participate in daily field trips throughout the heart of Lexington. These trips include: art museums, parks, theaters and other points of interest. This year, MAD Camp will be offered for 3 one-week sessions: July 20th-24th, July 27th-Aug 31st and Aug 3rd-7th. There will be different activities planned for all three weeks.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    5. ART EXHIBIT: LAL FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

    6. Make the Most of Your Money at Kentucky Career Center
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Bank On Bluegrass is hosting a Basic Budgeting and Credit workshop hosted by Apprisen. Refreshments will be provided as well as a drawing for a gift card.

    7. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

    8. Networking After Hours at The Barrel House
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      A great networking opportunity that brings together a dynamic and diverse group of professionals. Join us for our next networking event, “Making Connections: Networking With A Purpose”. Join us as we mix and mingle and learn some great tips to take your networking skills to the next level.

    9. Writing with Sensory Details at The Carnegie Center
      5:30 pm – 7:15 pm

      Writing with Sensory Details with Melissa Bell Pitts “The artist brain is the sensory brain: sight and sound, smell and taste, touch; these are the elements of magic and magic is the elemental stuff of art,” writes Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way. This is a generative, hands-on class designed to increase your stock of sensory details through in-class exercises, a sensory journal and close examination of passages by authors who bring the magic to their prose and poetry. By the end of class, you will have your own sensory well to draw from for your art. Meets on Wednesdays, August 5-26 // 5:30-7:15 pm.

  6. Aug
    6
    Thu
    1. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Aug 6 (all-day)

      June 22, 2015 – October 16, 2015 “Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative: Diverse Methods” Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative members showcase prints in “Diverse Methods”, a group exhibit at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY. This exhibits features the work of the many celebrated artists who comprise the Bluegrass Printmakers Collaborative, including work from: Kirsti Anderssen Marta Dorton Liz Foley Cristina Igelmo Natalia Ilieva Erica Meuser Cathy Vigor Carolynne Weber Stephen Wiggins “Diverse Methods” , a group exhibit of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, explores an array of personal experiences, learned messages and printmaking mediums. As we travel in our life journey we glean knowledge from our experiences, keeping some, discarding others. This exhibit provides a look into our varied journeys and some of the methods artists use to transcribe personal experience into visual art. The artwork on exhibit are printmaking pieces;  art pieces created by using pressure to transfer inks from a plate to paper. Mediums included in the show are collagraphs, etching, screen printing, monotypes, and linocuts, among others. The BPC plans several events and hands-on opportunities for community participation. 2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, organized to provide local and regional printmakers with a studio space to create prints, share knowledge and provide community. The estate of Lexington artist Lillian Boyer donated her hand-made printmaking press and the BPC began. The mission of the BPC is to be a thriving print studio where printmakers work and to create a dialogue about prints and art. Through demonstrations, classes and workshops the BPC exposes the community to prints and teaches printmaking processes. As juried members of the cooperative, printmakers also have the opportunity to exhibit and promote their artwork. Located on the lower level of ArtsPlace in Lexington, the BPC is part of LexArts’ Space to Create initiative, which offers support for local artists and arts organizations.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    3. Lexington Ballet MAD Camp
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      MAD Camp is a summer arts program for children ages 4-10, located in the heart of Lexington, KY. Students receive daily instruction in Music and Art (led by certified school teachers), and Dance (led by members of the Lexington Ballet Company). In addition to arts classes, students also participate in daily field trips throughout the heart of Lexington. These trips include: art museums, parks, theaters and other points of interest. This year, MAD Camp will be offered for 3 one-week sessions: July 20th-24th, July 27th-Aug 31st and Aug 3rd-7th. There will be different activities planned for all three weeks.

    4. Creative Writing Teen Retreat at The Carnegie Center
      9:30 am – 4:00 pm

      For grades 9-12. Attention teen writers! Join us for this one-of-a-kind retreat for the next great generation of writers! You’ll work with talented writers, spend free time putting your pen to paper in an inspiring environment, and get to know peers who share similar passions! Instructors include Elizabeth Beck (co-host of the Teen Howl Poetry Series) and Sarah Combs (author of the award-winning YA novel Breakfast Served Anytime). Please bring your own lunch both days. Meets on Thursday, August 6 & Friday, August 7 // 9:30 am-4:00 pm.

    5. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    6. ART EXHIBIT: LAL FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

    7. National Root Beer Floats Day at A&W
      2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day. Stop by any A&W Burgers Chicken Floats to receive a free Root Beer Float during the hours of 2-Close. Donations to Wounded Warrior Project will also be collected during these hours. For more information or to find the nearest restaurant visit, www.awrestaurants.com Where: Fayette Mall, Hamburg, Leestown Road, and Main Street locations

    8. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

    9. Teen Howl Poetry Series
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Teen Howl Poetry Series with Elizabeth Beck & Jay McCoy Come and share your words! Open mic for poets under 21. Each month also features a teen poet, a teen musician, and an established guest writer from the community. Great opportunity to meet and socialize with other cool writers! Meets on the first Thursday of every month.

  7. Aug
    7
    Fri
    1. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Aug 7 (all-day)

      June 22, 2015 – October 16, 2015 “Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative: Diverse Methods” Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative members showcase prints in “Diverse Methods”, a group exhibit at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY. This exhibits features the work of the many celebrated artists who comprise the Bluegrass Printmakers Collaborative, including work from: Kirsti Anderssen Marta Dorton Liz Foley Cristina Igelmo Natalia Ilieva Erica Meuser Cathy Vigor Carolynne Weber Stephen Wiggins “Diverse Methods” , a group exhibit of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, explores an array of personal experiences, learned messages and printmaking mediums. As we travel in our life journey we glean knowledge from our experiences, keeping some, discarding others. This exhibit provides a look into our varied journeys and some of the methods artists use to transcribe personal experience into visual art. The artwork on exhibit are printmaking pieces;  art pieces created by using pressure to transfer inks from a plate to paper. Mediums included in the show are collagraphs, etching, screen printing, monotypes, and linocuts, among others. The BPC plans several events and hands-on opportunities for community participation. 2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, organized to provide local and regional printmakers with a studio space to create prints, share knowledge and provide community. The estate of Lexington artist Lillian Boyer donated her hand-made printmaking press and the BPC began. The mission of the BPC is to be a thriving print studio where printmakers work and to create a dialogue about prints and art. Through demonstrations, classes and workshops the BPC exposes the community to prints and teaches printmaking processes. As juried members of the cooperative, printmakers also have the opportunity to exhibit and promote their artwork. Located on the lower level of ArtsPlace in Lexington, the BPC is part of LexArts’ Space to Create initiative, which offers support for local artists and arts organizations.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    3. Lexington Ballet MAD Camp
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      MAD Camp is a summer arts program for children ages 4-10, located in the heart of Lexington, KY. Students receive daily instruction in Music and Art (led by certified school teachers), and Dance (led by members of the Lexington Ballet Company). In addition to arts classes, students also participate in daily field trips throughout the heart of Lexington. These trips include: art museums, parks, theaters and other points of interest. This year, MAD Camp will be offered for 3 one-week sessions: July 20th-24th, July 27th-Aug 31st and Aug 3rd-7th. There will be different activities planned for all three weeks.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    5. ART EXHIBIT: LAL FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

    6. FREE Writing Practice at The Carnegie Center
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      FREE Writing Practice with Cole Bennett This is an opportunity to write without rules, editing, or judgment—the best way to start. It’s also the best way to limber up or generate something new and energetic for working on later. We write from a simple prompt, followed by readings and “recalls” where other writers simply recall your words back to you without criticism or praise. Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down The Bones is suggested reading, but not required. Join at any time. Meets on Fridays, June 12-August 28 // noon-1:30 pm.

    7. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

    8. Summer Nights in Suburbia at Moondance Amphitheater
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      What better way to unwind after a long week than at an open-air concert with friends. Especially when the concert is free! Moondance Amphitheater will once again offer a summer concert series featuring genres to include jazz, bluegrass, indie rock, Big Band and folk, just to name a few. In addition to the live music, there will also be food trucks. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and come enjoy the music. August 7          The Stella Vees August 14        Brian Owens & the Soul of Cash August 21        Bridge 19 August 28        TBD September 4    CoraLee & the Townies

  8. Aug
    8
    Sat
    1. Personalized Chakra Rejuvenation Necklace at the Headley Whitney Museum
      1:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Join Skylar Davis Anderson for a thoughtful afternoon of beauty and fun! Learn how to implement the various healing powers of crystals in your everyday life. Each attendee will make their own personalized genuine crystal necklace. http://www.headley-whitney.org/#!event-registration/c1i2

    2. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    3. ART EXHIBITION: Spectrum: Artwork by Claudia Miller
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Art, for me, is an expression that allows one’s spirit to transform what is seen, felt, and experienced into a kind of visual music. My subject matter ranges from meditation to joie  de vivre and takes form in landscapes, photo-graphs, mixed media, and abstract paintings. They may seem quite different from one another at first glance, but considered as a spectrum, there are consonances in line, form, color, and feeling. I especially enjoy a sense of musicality (visual movement of forms) as well as composition (interweaving dominant and secondary areas). Whatever the subject, each painting in its own way attempts to incorporate an awareness of Divine meaning in an earthly existence. Claudia Miller has an art degree/painting emphasis (Asbury University) and interior design degree (University of Kentucky).  Over the last 25 years she has worked professionally in interior design and has served as visual arts director and graphic designer at the Lexington Art League.  Claudia has exhibited her paintings in and around Lexington, KY, since the mid-1990s.  Now retired and a member of CIVA, she and her husband, Jerry, reside in Wilmore, KY, and have two adult children with spouses, three grandchildren, and a cat and dog.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    5. ART EXHIBIT: LAL FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

    6. Main Street A&W- Grand Opening Celebration
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Come join the fun at the newest A&W Burgers Chicken Floats located in Downtown, Lexington. This event is fun for the whole family. Enjoy prizes, games, music, and the chance to win FREE Root Beer Floats for a YEAR!!

    7. Well Crafted – Local Bands + Local Brews
      12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      This second annual festival celebrates the quality and diversity of Kentucky’s music and craft beer cultures by bringing together a flavorful mix of up-and-coming local breweries with favorite local musicians in a venue like no other. http://shakervillageky.org/event/well-crafted/

    8. Little Explorers at Raven Run
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Bring your children ages 3–7 years to Raven Run for this special children’s program.  Activities include a short nature hike and art project with all supplies provided.  These programs are held monthly and have a different theme so feel free to attend as many programs as you like. Registration is required and can be done by calling 272-6105.

    9. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

    10. “The Grand Tour” presented by Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks
      6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

      Discover the history of Lexington, Queen of the Bluegrass.  From horses to heroes, First Ladies to phantoms, our Grand Tour takes you through 200 years of history as you stroll down the city’s loveliest streets and past its renowned historic architecture. (75 minutes, approx. 1.3 miles, family-friendly content) Tours depart outside the Lexington Visitors Center at 401 West Main Street.

    11. Opera Under the Stars at Moondance Amphitheater
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Lexington Parks & Recreation is excited to bring a new performance to its tradition of summer entertainment. The inaugural performance features some of the best young opera artists Central Kentucky has to offer. Performing some of opera’s greatest hits from “La Traviata”, “The Magic Flute”, “The Marriage of Figaro” and more. Lawn chairs and/or blankets should be brought for seating and patrons may pack a picnic dinner or purchase from local food trucks. For additional information, contact 859-425-2550.

    12. ROLLER DERBY: Rollergirls of Central Kentucky vs. Dixie Derby Girls
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Join us for Rollergirls of Central Kentucky’s third home bout of the season, against Dixie Derby Girls of Huntsville, AL! Doors at 6pm, first whistle at 7. Or come early to watch the first bout of a double-header, with Central Kentucky Junior Roller Derby! One ticket gets you in for both games! TICKET PRICES: $10 in advance via Brown Paper Tickets (www.brownpapertickets.com) or ask your local rollergirl. $12 at the door (13+) $5 Kids ages 7-12 (Kids under 6 free) Groups: 11-50 $8 each 50+ $7 each Special discounts (only available at the door, with valid ID, off adult prices) $5 off for Students (with valid ID) $5 off for Military (with valid ID) $5 off for Seniors (65+) TIMES 4:30 Doors open for juniors’ bout 5:00 First whistle Central Kentucky Roller Derby Doors will remain open throughout the bout 7:00 First Whistle – ROCK vs. Dixie Derby Girls PARKING: Lot parking available More information: http://rockandrollergirls.com/ or email rockandrollergirls@gmail.com

    13. “Spirits! Scandals! Sordid Secrets!” presented by Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks
      8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

      Genteel Lexington has its dark side!  Uncover why Lexington was once called “the wicked city.”  Learn of the duelists, gamblers, and ladies-of-ill-repute who once walked these streets—many locals claim their spirits still do.  Come see for yourself.  (75 minutes, approx. 1.3 miles, parental discretion advised) Tours depart outside the Lexington Visitors Center at 401 West Main Street.

  9. Aug
    9
    Sun
    1. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    2. ART EXHIBITION: Spectrum: Artwork by Claudia Miller
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Art, for me, is an expression that allows one’s spirit to transform what is seen, felt, and experienced into a kind of visual music. My subject matter ranges from meditation to joie  de vivre and takes form in landscapes, photo-graphs, mixed media, and abstract paintings. They may seem quite different from one another at first glance, but considered as a spectrum, there are consonances in line, form, color, and feeling. I especially enjoy a sense of musicality (visual movement of forms) as well as composition (interweaving dominant and secondary areas). Whatever the subject, each painting in its own way attempts to incorporate an awareness of Divine meaning in an earthly existence. Claudia Miller has an art degree/painting emphasis (Asbury University) and interior design degree (University of Kentucky).  Over the last 25 years she has worked professionally in interior design and has served as visual arts director and graphic designer at the Lexington Art League.  Claudia has exhibited her paintings in and around Lexington, KY, since the mid-1990s.  Now retired and a member of CIVA, she and her husband, Jerry, reside in Wilmore, KY, and have two adult children with spouses, three grandchildren, and a cat and dog.

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    4. ART EXHIBIT: LAL FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

    5. Diamond Rings and Pretty Things Bridal Show
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Is there a wedding in your future? Then join us for the Diamond Rings and Pretty Things Fall Bridal Show, Sunday August 9th at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena. Meet with over 90 of the area’s favorite wedding professionals and find out just how much fun you can have planning your wedding! Doors open at 11:00 am and Parking and Admission to the show are free. Register to be eligible for great door prizes and please bring a canned good for God’s Pantry. Log onto LexingtonBridalShows.com for more information. Brought to you by Ashley Portraits, Events with Design, and Tiger’s DJ Service.

    6. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

  10. Aug
    10
    Mon
    1. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Aug 10 (all-day)

      June 22, 2015 – October 16, 2015 “Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative: Diverse Methods” Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative members showcase prints in “Diverse Methods”, a group exhibit at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY. This exhibits features the work of the many celebrated artists who comprise the Bluegrass Printmakers Collaborative, including work from: Kirsti Anderssen Marta Dorton Liz Foley Cristina Igelmo Natalia Ilieva Erica Meuser Cathy Vigor Carolynne Weber Stephen Wiggins “Diverse Methods” , a group exhibit of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, explores an array of personal experiences, learned messages and printmaking mediums. As we travel in our life journey we glean knowledge from our experiences, keeping some, discarding others. This exhibit provides a look into our varied journeys and some of the methods artists use to transcribe personal experience into visual art. The artwork on exhibit are printmaking pieces;  art pieces created by using pressure to transfer inks from a plate to paper. Mediums included in the show are collagraphs, etching, screen printing, monotypes, and linocuts, among others. The BPC plans several events and hands-on opportunities for community participation. 2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, organized to provide local and regional printmakers with a studio space to create prints, share knowledge and provide community. The estate of Lexington artist Lillian Boyer donated her hand-made printmaking press and the BPC began. The mission of the BPC is to be a thriving print studio where printmakers work and to create a dialogue about prints and art. Through demonstrations, classes and workshops the BPC exposes the community to prints and teaches printmaking processes. As juried members of the cooperative, printmakers also have the opportunity to exhibit and promote their artwork. Located on the lower level of ArtsPlace in Lexington, the BPC is part of LexArts’ Space to Create initiative, which offers support for local artists and arts organizations.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    3. ART EXHIBITION: Spectrum: Artwork by Claudia Miller
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Art, for me, is an expression that allows one’s spirit to transform what is seen, felt, and experienced into a kind of visual music. My subject matter ranges from meditation to joie  de vivre and takes form in landscapes, photo-graphs, mixed media, and abstract paintings. They may seem quite different from one another at first glance, but considered as a spectrum, there are consonances in line, form, color, and feeling. I especially enjoy a sense of musicality (visual movement of forms) as well as composition (interweaving dominant and secondary areas). Whatever the subject, each painting in its own way attempts to incorporate an awareness of Divine meaning in an earthly existence. Claudia Miller has an art degree/painting emphasis (Asbury University) and interior design degree (University of Kentucky).  Over the last 25 years she has worked professionally in interior design and has served as visual arts director and graphic designer at the Lexington Art League.  Claudia has exhibited her paintings in and around Lexington, KY, since the mid-1990s.  Now retired and a member of CIVA, she and her husband, Jerry, reside in Wilmore, KY, and have two adult children with spouses, three grandchildren, and a cat and dog.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

  11. Aug
    11
    Tue
    1. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Aug 11 (all-day)

      June 22, 2015 – October 16, 2015 “Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative: Diverse Methods” Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative members showcase prints in “Diverse Methods”, a group exhibit at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY. This exhibits features the work of the many celebrated artists who comprise the Bluegrass Printmakers Collaborative, including work from: Kirsti Anderssen Marta Dorton Liz Foley Cristina Igelmo Natalia Ilieva Erica Meuser Cathy Vigor Carolynne Weber Stephen Wiggins “Diverse Methods” , a group exhibit of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, explores an array of personal experiences, learned messages and printmaking mediums. As we travel in our life journey we glean knowledge from our experiences, keeping some, discarding others. This exhibit provides a look into our varied journeys and some of the methods artists use to transcribe personal experience into visual art. The artwork on exhibit are printmaking pieces;  art pieces created by using pressure to transfer inks from a plate to paper. Mediums included in the show are collagraphs, etching, screen printing, monotypes, and linocuts, among others. The BPC plans several events and hands-on opportunities for community participation. 2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, organized to provide local and regional printmakers with a studio space to create prints, share knowledge and provide community. The estate of Lexington artist Lillian Boyer donated her hand-made printmaking press and the BPC began. The mission of the BPC is to be a thriving print studio where printmakers work and to create a dialogue about prints and art. Through demonstrations, classes and workshops the BPC exposes the community to prints and teaches printmaking processes. As juried members of the cooperative, printmakers also have the opportunity to exhibit and promote their artwork. Located on the lower level of ArtsPlace in Lexington, the BPC is part of LexArts’ Space to Create initiative, which offers support for local artists and arts organizations.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    3. ART EXHIBITION: Spectrum: Artwork by Claudia Miller
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Art, for me, is an expression that allows one’s spirit to transform what is seen, felt, and experienced into a kind of visual music. My subject matter ranges from meditation to joie  de vivre and takes form in landscapes, photo-graphs, mixed media, and abstract paintings. They may seem quite different from one another at first glance, but considered as a spectrum, there are consonances in line, form, color, and feeling. I especially enjoy a sense of musicality (visual movement of forms) as well as composition (interweaving dominant and secondary areas). Whatever the subject, each painting in its own way attempts to incorporate an awareness of Divine meaning in an earthly existence. Claudia Miller has an art degree/painting emphasis (Asbury University) and interior design degree (University of Kentucky).  Over the last 25 years she has worked professionally in interior design and has served as visual arts director and graphic designer at the Lexington Art League.  Claudia has exhibited her paintings in and around Lexington, KY, since the mid-1990s.  Now retired and a member of CIVA, she and her husband, Jerry, reside in Wilmore, KY, and have two adult children with spouses, three grandchildren, and a cat and dog.

    4. Lexington Walk to End Alzheimer’s Community Kick Off
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Interested in learning more about the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to END Alzheimer’s? Join us for lunch on Tuesday, August 11 from 12-1pm to meet Alzheimer’s staff and learn about how you can make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lauren Ashley Pope at lapope@alz.org or (859) 266-5283.

    5. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

    6. History to Chew On Series at McConnell Springs
      6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Pack your brown bag dinner and come out to McConnell Springs for their “History to Chew On” series.  Held the second Tuesday of the month through October 13, these presentations will focus on aspects of Central Kentucky to include history, geology, archaeology and culture. The event is free but registration is requested as seating is limited. Soft drinks and water will be provided. For more information or to register, call McConnell Springs at 225-4073.

    7. Big Band & Jazz Series at Ecton Park
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Enjoy one of Lexington’s longest running and most beloved concert series – Big Band & Jazz. With a full schedule of live music planned, concert-goers can enjoy weekly Big Band or jazz music. Picnics are encouraged and patrons should bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. August 4         Lexington Concert Band August 11       Rick Cook Quintet August 18       Dave Shelton Jazz Quintet August 25       Rain Date

  12. Aug
    12
    Wed
    1. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Aug 12 (all-day)

      June 22, 2015 – October 16, 2015 “Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative: Diverse Methods” Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative members showcase prints in “Diverse Methods”, a group exhibit at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY. This exhibits features the work of the many celebrated artists who comprise the Bluegrass Printmakers Collaborative, including work from: Kirsti Anderssen Marta Dorton Liz Foley Cristina Igelmo Natalia Ilieva Erica Meuser Cathy Vigor Carolynne Weber Stephen Wiggins “Diverse Methods” , a group exhibit of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, explores an array of personal experiences, learned messages and printmaking mediums. As we travel in our life journey we glean knowledge from our experiences, keeping some, discarding others. This exhibit provides a look into our varied journeys and some of the methods artists use to transcribe personal experience into visual art. The artwork on exhibit are printmaking pieces;  art pieces created by using pressure to transfer inks from a plate to paper. Mediums included in the show are collagraphs, etching, screen printing, monotypes, and linocuts, among others. The BPC plans several events and hands-on opportunities for community participation. 2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, organized to provide local and regional printmakers with a studio space to create prints, share knowledge and provide community. The estate of Lexington artist Lillian Boyer donated her hand-made printmaking press and the BPC began. The mission of the BPC is to be a thriving print studio where printmakers work and to create a dialogue about prints and art. Through demonstrations, classes and workshops the BPC exposes the community to prints and teaches printmaking processes. As juried members of the cooperative, printmakers also have the opportunity to exhibit and promote their artwork. Located on the lower level of ArtsPlace in Lexington, the BPC is part of LexArts’ Space to Create initiative, which offers support for local artists and arts organizations.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    3. ART EXHIBITION: Spectrum: Artwork by Claudia Miller
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Art, for me, is an expression that allows one’s spirit to transform what is seen, felt, and experienced into a kind of visual music. My subject matter ranges from meditation to joie  de vivre and takes form in landscapes, photo-graphs, mixed media, and abstract paintings. They may seem quite different from one another at first glance, but considered as a spectrum, there are consonances in line, form, color, and feeling. I especially enjoy a sense of musicality (visual movement of forms) as well as composition (interweaving dominant and secondary areas). Whatever the subject, each painting in its own way attempts to incorporate an awareness of Divine meaning in an earthly existence. Claudia Miller has an art degree/painting emphasis (Asbury University) and interior design degree (University of Kentucky).  Over the last 25 years she has worked professionally in interior design and has served as visual arts director and graphic designer at the Lexington Art League.  Claudia has exhibited her paintings in and around Lexington, KY, since the mid-1990s.  Now retired and a member of CIVA, she and her husband, Jerry, reside in Wilmore, KY, and have two adult children with spouses, three grandchildren, and a cat and dog.

    4. Early Learner Book Club
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Early Learner Book Club with Katherine Greene-Owens For 4-5 year-olds & parents/guardians. Join us for story time, parent-directed activities, and snack designed to encourage early excitement for reading through hands-on activities for parent and child. This laid-back atmosphere is a fun learning environment for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Featured books include: Lola Loves Stories (June), Ten Little Caterpillars (July), and Bunny Cakes (August). The first 18 pre-registered families in attendance will each bring home a free copy of the book each month. Funded by PNC Foundation.

    5. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

  13. Aug
    13
    Thu
    1. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Aug 13 (all-day)

      June 22, 2015 – October 16, 2015 “Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative: Diverse Methods” Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative members showcase prints in “Diverse Methods”, a group exhibit at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY. This exhibits features the work of the many celebrated artists who comprise the Bluegrass Printmakers Collaborative, including work from: Kirsti Anderssen Marta Dorton Liz Foley Cristina Igelmo Natalia Ilieva Erica Meuser Cathy Vigor Carolynne Weber Stephen Wiggins “Diverse Methods” , a group exhibit of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, explores an array of personal experiences, learned messages and printmaking mediums. As we travel in our life journey we glean knowledge from our experiences, keeping some, discarding others. This exhibit provides a look into our varied journeys and some of the methods artists use to transcribe personal experience into visual art. The artwork on exhibit are printmaking pieces;  art pieces created by using pressure to transfer inks from a plate to paper. Mediums included in the show are collagraphs, etching, screen printing, monotypes, and linocuts, among others. The BPC plans several events and hands-on opportunities for community participation. 2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, organized to provide local and regional printmakers with a studio space to create prints, share knowledge and provide community. The estate of Lexington artist Lillian Boyer donated her hand-made printmaking press and the BPC began. The mission of the BPC is to be a thriving print studio where printmakers work and to create a dialogue about prints and art. Through demonstrations, classes and workshops the BPC exposes the community to prints and teaches printmaking processes. As juried members of the cooperative, printmakers also have the opportunity to exhibit and promote their artwork. Located on the lower level of ArtsPlace in Lexington, the BPC is part of LexArts’ Space to Create initiative, which offers support for local artists and arts organizations.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    3. ART EXHIBITION: Spectrum: Artwork by Claudia Miller
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Art, for me, is an expression that allows one’s spirit to transform what is seen, felt, and experienced into a kind of visual music. My subject matter ranges from meditation to joie  de vivre and takes form in landscapes, photo-graphs, mixed media, and abstract paintings. They may seem quite different from one another at first glance, but considered as a spectrum, there are consonances in line, form, color, and feeling. I especially enjoy a sense of musicality (visual movement of forms) as well as composition (interweaving dominant and secondary areas). Whatever the subject, each painting in its own way attempts to incorporate an awareness of Divine meaning in an earthly existence. Claudia Miller has an art degree/painting emphasis (Asbury University) and interior design degree (University of Kentucky).  Over the last 25 years she has worked professionally in interior design and has served as visual arts director and graphic designer at the Lexington Art League.  Claudia has exhibited her paintings in and around Lexington, KY, since the mid-1990s.  Now retired and a member of CIVA, she and her husband, Jerry, reside in Wilmore, KY, and have two adult children with spouses, three grandchildren, and a cat and dog.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

    5. The Pay It Forward Parent Support Group
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Calling everyday parents of 2-10 year-old children! Bring your joys and concerns, and take home effective everyday tools to create closer relationships, make your discipline more effective, and to bring more peace to your home. Join this warm community of parents as we grow together. There is no charge because the evening was paid for by parents who came before you. You will be invited to “pay it forward” for the next group. Registration is required through our website or by calling 859-333-3053.