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  1. Mar
    31
    Tue
    1. “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Mar 31 (all-day)

      Kentucky painter Mary Neely, shares work painted “en plein air” inspired by 19 summers in France and  sculptor Ed Dixon presents works in clay based on his love of plant pathology and the natural world.

  2. Apr
    1
    Wed
    1. “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Apr 1 (all-day)

      Kentucky painter Mary Neely, shares work painted “en plein air” inspired by 19 summers in France and  sculptor Ed Dixon presents works in clay based on his love of plant pathology and the natural world.

    2. NO-SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Early Drop-Off Detectives
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      Harriet the Spy won’t lie about the great detective work that will be going on in this class. We’ll create secret codes, have fun with forensics and make covert crafts.  Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3.  For kindergarten to 12th grade, 8:00 am to 9:00 am, $35 for non-members and $25 for members.

    3. Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience three different and distinct approaches to the depiction of mammals, birds and reptiles through the incredible art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips.  Scientific illustrator Jacqueline Dillard creates anatomically precise drawings of animals, birds and insects.  Acclaimed Kentucky artist Douglas Miller produces breathtaking masterworks that explore the inner personality of his beautifully rendered subjects and paper artist Jenni Phillips creates whimsical shadowboxes and illustrations involving creators that swim, climb, and crawl.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: “Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist” at Apostles Anglican Church
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious, according to Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. But even though Roault was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was resisted by the church for much of life, due its dark nature. The graphic art in this exhibition, which was created at the height of the artist’s powers, reveals how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings. This exhibit focuses on Rouault as printmaker, as it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape. The exhibit includes eighteen pieces from the “Miserere” series, five from “Fleurs du Mal I,” several colored pieces from “The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III,” along with two signed works and several other prints. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 18 – May 15, 2015. Gallery hours:  Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. or by appointment. An Art Talk in March will be announced soon;  for more information call 859-245-1318.

    5. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Colors of the Tropics
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      What can exotic birds and fish teach us about color? We will explore the depths of the coral reefs and the birds of the tropics, creating colorful drawings and paintings of many amazing creatures. We’ll explore how form and color combine in nature for beauty and purpose — learning the science behind these stunning sights, while also learning how to depict them in our art. We’ll even incorporate color theory as we experiment with additive and subtractive color wheels and professional watercolor paints. Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For 6th to 12th grades, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    6. NO-SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Grossology 101
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      In this class we will dive into the weird and wacky world of disturbing bodily functions, bizarre bugs and gross goodies.  We’ll create the eruption of “Mt. Zit,” some great but gross practical jokes, and some revolting but surprisingly yummy recipes.  A memorable educational experience!  Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3.  For kindergarten to 2nd grade, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    7. NO-SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Painting People
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Painting people can be fun and challenging! From careful color selection to understanding realistic body proportions, we will learn basic concepts and practice skills that can transform how you paint. Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For 3rd to 5th grades, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    8. 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

    9. ART EXHIBIT: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    10. “Talismans” Beaded Mixed Media Collaged Artifacts and Jewelry by Kathleen O’Brien
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Talismans is an exhibit of beaded mixed media collaged Artifacts and bead jewelry. Whether displayed on the wall or worn on the body, each exudes a healing power. Mixed media collages for the wall or table will include a 3D Talisman, and  3D beaded assemblages.  The jewelry combines, or collages, a variety of beads from across time – ancient, antique, vintage and contemporary handmade beads. Each artwork is imbued with intentions, healing power. On the Saturdays while the Talismans are on display, there will be informal talks about the chronology of beads and the intrinsic value as the healing, historical, cultural, aesthetic power objects that they are. Opening reception, Friday March 20th 5-8pm

    11. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Supervised Lunch
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Students attending both AM and PM sessions must register for our supervised lunch period to eat, relax, create, and play between classes.  We’ll also meet guest artists from Transylvania University and participate in a community art project! Meals not provided – please pack a lunch! Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For kindergarten to 12th grade, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, $35 for non-members and $25 for members.

    12. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Art from Nature
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Let’s make lots of fun and wacky creations using objects from nature. We’ll explore the outdoors to gather supplies, then create collages made of seeds, nuts and flowers, build sculptures from vegetables and twigs, and more.  Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For 3rd to 5th grades, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    13. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Drawing with Graph Paper
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Learn all about graph paper and its limitless potential to change your art. We’ll use it to draw, text, patterns, and photo-transfers!  Monday, March 30 –Friday, April 3. For 6th to 12th grades, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    14. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Pick ‘n Print
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Let’s look at nature in a new way and pick objects like leaves, twigs, and bark to print with. Every day we will explore new materials and printmaking techniques, creating personal artwork as well as a cool class coloring book!  Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For kindergarten to 2nd grade, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    15. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Staying Late Studios: Artist Trading Cards
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are small works of art designed to swap with friends and fellow artists. We will provide a variety of interesting materials to choose from each day so you can test new techniques and practice old favorites as you make lots of miniature mixed-media masterpieces that showcase your own style. You can take them home or trade with classmates to start your collection! Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For kindergarten to 12th grade, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, $50 for non-members and $40 for members.

  3. Apr
    2
    Thu
    1. “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Apr 2 (all-day)

      Kentucky painter Mary Neely, shares work painted “en plein air” inspired by 19 summers in France and  sculptor Ed Dixon presents works in clay based on his love of plant pathology and the natural world.

    2. NO-SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Early Drop-Off Detectives
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      Harriet the Spy won’t lie about the great detective work that will be going on in this class. We’ll create secret codes, have fun with forensics and make covert crafts.  Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3.  For kindergarten to 12th grade, 8:00 am to 9:00 am, $35 for non-members and $25 for members.

    3. Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience three different and distinct approaches to the depiction of mammals, birds and reptiles through the incredible art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips.  Scientific illustrator Jacqueline Dillard creates anatomically precise drawings of animals, birds and insects.  Acclaimed Kentucky artist Douglas Miller produces breathtaking masterworks that explore the inner personality of his beautifully rendered subjects and paper artist Jenni Phillips creates whimsical shadowboxes and illustrations involving creators that swim, climb, and crawl.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: “Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist” at Apostles Anglican Church
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious, according to Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. But even though Roault was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was resisted by the church for much of life, due its dark nature. The graphic art in this exhibition, which was created at the height of the artist’s powers, reveals how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings. This exhibit focuses on Rouault as printmaker, as it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape. The exhibit includes eighteen pieces from the “Miserere” series, five from “Fleurs du Mal I,” several colored pieces from “The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III,” along with two signed works and several other prints. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 18 – May 15, 2015. Gallery hours:  Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. or by appointment. An Art Talk in March will be announced soon;  for more information call 859-245-1318.

    5. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Colors of the Tropics
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      What can exotic birds and fish teach us about color? We will explore the depths of the coral reefs and the birds of the tropics, creating colorful drawings and paintings of many amazing creatures. We’ll explore how form and color combine in nature for beauty and purpose — learning the science behind these stunning sights, while also learning how to depict them in our art. We’ll even incorporate color theory as we experiment with additive and subtractive color wheels and professional watercolor paints. Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For 6th to 12th grades, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    6. NO-SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Grossology 101
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      In this class we will dive into the weird and wacky world of disturbing bodily functions, bizarre bugs and gross goodies.  We’ll create the eruption of “Mt. Zit,” some great but gross practical jokes, and some revolting but surprisingly yummy recipes.  A memorable educational experience!  Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3.  For kindergarten to 2nd grade, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    7. NO-SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Painting People
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Painting people can be fun and challenging! From careful color selection to understanding realistic body proportions, we will learn basic concepts and practice skills that can transform how you paint. Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For 3rd to 5th grades, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    8. 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

    9. ART EXHIBIT: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    10. “Talismans” Beaded Mixed Media Collaged Artifacts and Jewelry by Kathleen O’Brien
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Talismans is an exhibit of beaded mixed media collaged Artifacts and bead jewelry. Whether displayed on the wall or worn on the body, each exudes a healing power. Mixed media collages for the wall or table will include a 3D Talisman, and  3D beaded assemblages.  The jewelry combines, or collages, a variety of beads from across time – ancient, antique, vintage and contemporary handmade beads. Each artwork is imbued with intentions, healing power. On the Saturdays while the Talismans are on display, there will be informal talks about the chronology of beads and the intrinsic value as the healing, historical, cultural, aesthetic power objects that they are. Opening reception, Friday March 20th 5-8pm

    11. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Supervised Lunch
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Students attending both AM and PM sessions must register for our supervised lunch period to eat, relax, create, and play between classes.  We’ll also meet guest artists from Transylvania University and participate in a community art project! Meals not provided – please pack a lunch! Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For kindergarten to 12th grade, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, $35 for non-members and $25 for members.

    12. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Art from Nature
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Let’s make lots of fun and wacky creations using objects from nature. We’ll explore the outdoors to gather supplies, then create collages made of seeds, nuts and flowers, build sculptures from vegetables and twigs, and more.  Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For 3rd to 5th grades, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    13. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Drawing with Graph Paper
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Learn all about graph paper and its limitless potential to change your art. We’ll use it to draw, text, patterns, and photo-transfers!  Monday, March 30 –Friday, April 3. For 6th to 12th grades, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    14. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Pick ‘n Print
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Let’s look at nature in a new way and pick objects like leaves, twigs, and bark to print with. Every day we will explore new materials and printmaking techniques, creating personal artwork as well as a cool class coloring book!  Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For kindergarten to 2nd grade, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    15. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Staying Late Studios: Artist Trading Cards
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are small works of art designed to swap with friends and fellow artists. We will provide a variety of interesting materials to choose from each day so you can test new techniques and practice old favorites as you make lots of miniature mixed-media masterpieces that showcase your own style. You can take them home or trade with classmates to start your collection! Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For kindergarten to 12th grade, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, $50 for non-members and $40 for members.

    16. Discovery Night: Fiber Art & LIVE Alpacas!
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Join us for a unique evening program that will feature LIVE alpacas from Bittersweet Alpaca Farm in Winchester, fiber art demonstrations and hands on fiber projects designed for you to make and take home!  $2.00 suggested donation.

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

      Come on the first Thursday of every month 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! Hosted by Elizabeth Beck & Jay McCoy.

    18. Turquoise Jeep with Lexington-based Alternative Hip Hop team, Bubble Cat Studios are taking over Cosmic Charlie’s!
      9:00 pm – 11:55 pm

      Expect the party to be HYPE from doors open to tear down with sets by guests DJs and DJ My Name Is, performances by Shadow Clone, Alex Zayne, and SPECIAL GUESTS Tabs24x7, Christina Villaflor, Bridgin’ Da Gapz Cru, and TURQUOISE JEEP as one of the stops on their Existing Musical Beings Tour! This will be a show unlike any other around, and definitely not one to miss!!

  4. Apr
    3
    Fri
    1. “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Apr 3 (all-day)

      Kentucky painter Mary Neely, shares work painted “en plein air” inspired by 19 summers in France and  sculptor Ed Dixon presents works in clay based on his love of plant pathology and the natural world.

    2. The Bluegrass Opera’s 4th Annual Easter Oratorio
      7:30 am – 8:30 pm

      Back by popular demand, BgO is thrilled to welcome the Easter season with the beautiful and uplifting oratorio King of Glory — this year we’re excited to present the piece not only in Lexington, but also in Richmond and Berea! With text entirely from the Bible, the work combines unforgettable melodies and lush harmonies, all performed by some of Kentucky’s most talented singers (drawn from an area almost 200 miles wide). It’s like Handel’s Messiah, except it’s written for today’s listeners! If you saw the work last year, we hope you’ll come back and experience it again, and if you haven’t seen it, come find out what you’ve been missing – we promise to leave you with a tune in your head and a song in your heart!

    3. NO-SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Early Drop-Off Detectives
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      Harriet the Spy won’t lie about the great detective work that will be going on in this class. We’ll create secret codes, have fun with forensics and make covert crafts.  Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3.  For kindergarten to 12th grade, 8:00 am to 9:00 am, $35 for non-members and $25 for members.

    4. Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience three different and distinct approaches to the depiction of mammals, birds and reptiles through the incredible art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips.  Scientific illustrator Jacqueline Dillard creates anatomically precise drawings of animals, birds and insects.  Acclaimed Kentucky artist Douglas Miller produces breathtaking masterworks that explore the inner personality of his beautifully rendered subjects and paper artist Jenni Phillips creates whimsical shadowboxes and illustrations involving creators that swim, climb, and crawl.

    5. ART EXHIBIT: “Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist” at Apostles Anglican Church
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious, according to Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. But even though Roault was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was resisted by the church for much of life, due its dark nature. The graphic art in this exhibition, which was created at the height of the artist’s powers, reveals how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings. This exhibit focuses on Rouault as printmaker, as it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape. The exhibit includes eighteen pieces from the “Miserere” series, five from “Fleurs du Mal I,” several colored pieces from “The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III,” along with two signed works and several other prints. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 18 – May 15, 2015. Gallery hours:  Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. or by appointment. An Art Talk in March will be announced soon;  for more information call 859-245-1318.

    6. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Colors of the Tropics
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      What can exotic birds and fish teach us about color? We will explore the depths of the coral reefs and the birds of the tropics, creating colorful drawings and paintings of many amazing creatures. We’ll explore how form and color combine in nature for beauty and purpose — learning the science behind these stunning sights, while also learning how to depict them in our art. We’ll even incorporate color theory as we experiment with additive and subtractive color wheels and professional watercolor paints. Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For 6th to 12th grades, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    7. NO-SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Grossology 101
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      In this class we will dive into the weird and wacky world of disturbing bodily functions, bizarre bugs and gross goodies.  We’ll create the eruption of “Mt. Zit,” some great but gross practical jokes, and some revolting but surprisingly yummy recipes.  A memorable educational experience!  Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3.  For kindergarten to 2nd grade, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    8. NO-SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Painting People
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Painting people can be fun and challenging! From careful color selection to understanding realistic body proportions, we will learn basic concepts and practice skills that can transform how you paint. Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For 3rd to 5th grades, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    9. 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

    10. ART EXHIBIT: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    11. Family Fun Time with New Drop-In Sessions
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Each Friday we’ll offer a new fun-filled hour of art and science activities for you and your little one. We’ll paint, draw, play with clay, make mud-pies, slime, and more! Please come dressed for a mess and arrive early to pay for sessions. No need to pre-register for these classes, just come early enough to pay for the session! You may pre-purchase a 5 class or 10 class card and use it for any of the Family Fun Time classes. These sessions take place every Friday from January 9 through May 22. For 2-4 yrs plus adult.

    12. “Talismans” Beaded Mixed Media Collaged Artifacts and Jewelry by Kathleen O’Brien
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Talismans is an exhibit of beaded mixed media collaged Artifacts and bead jewelry. Whether displayed on the wall or worn on the body, each exudes a healing power. Mixed media collages for the wall or table will include a 3D Talisman, and  3D beaded assemblages.  The jewelry combines, or collages, a variety of beads from across time – ancient, antique, vintage and contemporary handmade beads. Each artwork is imbued with intentions, healing power. On the Saturdays while the Talismans are on display, there will be informal talks about the chronology of beads and the intrinsic value as the healing, historical, cultural, aesthetic power objects that they are. Opening reception, Friday March 20th 5-8pm

    13. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Supervised Lunch
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Students attending both AM and PM sessions must register for our supervised lunch period to eat, relax, create, and play between classes.  We’ll also meet guest artists from Transylvania University and participate in a community art project! Meals not provided – please pack a lunch! Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For kindergarten to 12th grade, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, $35 for non-members and $25 for members.

    14. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Art from Nature
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Let’s make lots of fun and wacky creations using objects from nature. We’ll explore the outdoors to gather supplies, then create collages made of seeds, nuts and flowers, build sculptures from vegetables and twigs, and more.  Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For 3rd to 5th grades, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    15. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Drawing with Graph Paper
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Learn all about graph paper and its limitless potential to change your art. We’ll use it to draw, text, patterns, and photo-transfers!  Monday, March 30 –Friday, April 3. For 6th to 12th grades, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    16. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Pick ‘n Print
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Let’s look at nature in a new way and pick objects like leaves, twigs, and bark to print with. Every day we will explore new materials and printmaking techniques, creating personal artwork as well as a cool class coloring book!  Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For kindergarten to 2nd grade, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    17. NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES – Spring Break – Staying Late Studios: Artist Trading Cards
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are small works of art designed to swap with friends and fellow artists. We will provide a variety of interesting materials to choose from each day so you can test new techniques and practice old favorites as you make lots of miniature mixed-media masterpieces that showcase your own style. You can take them home or trade with classmates to start your collection! Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. For kindergarten to 12th grade, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, $50 for non-members and $40 for members.

  5. Apr
    4
    Sat
    1. Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience three different and distinct approaches to the depiction of mammals, birds and reptiles through the incredible art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips.  Scientific illustrator Jacqueline Dillard creates anatomically precise drawings of animals, birds and insects.  Acclaimed Kentucky artist Douglas Miller produces breathtaking masterworks that explore the inner personality of his beautifully rendered subjects and paper artist Jenni Phillips creates whimsical shadowboxes and illustrations involving creators that swim, climb, and crawl.

    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: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    4. Build-a-Face Magnetic Drawings
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Each week we will have tutorials on how to draw many types of noses, eyes, mouths, ears, etc. We will transfer these drawing exercises onto magnetic sheets to create our own mix and match faces to take home for hours of fun!  Keep these face parts on your fridge and leave silly faces for your family and friends!  This three-week course takes place on Saturdays (April 4, 11, 18), from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  This course is suited for ages K-2nd grade.  The cost is $55 for non-members and $45 for members.

    5. Creating Colors with Paint
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Discover the fun of mixing paint using the primary colors.  In addition to mixing paint, we’ll observe the landscape around us and paint our discoveries.  This three-week course takes place on Saturdays (April 4, 11, 18), from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  This course is suited for ages 3rd-5th grades.  The cost is $55 for non-members and $45 for members.

    6. Free Ice Skating Learn to Skate Class
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Children are invited to participate in a free Learn to Skate class through the United States Figure Skating Association Program. Mondays 6-7 pm, Tuesdays 1:30-2:30pm, Wednesdays 6-7 pm or Saturday 10-11am. This class focuses on the FUNdamentals of skating at every level. Students will be placed in an appropriate level class and taught in a group setting with a professional coach. Bring a Buddy and enjoy the fun! Class runs through June 2015, skates provided. Call June Warta (859) 619-6228

    7. “Talismans” Beaded Mixed Media Collaged Artifacts and Jewelry by Kathleen O’Brien
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Talismans is an exhibit of beaded mixed media collaged Artifacts and bead jewelry. Whether displayed on the wall or worn on the body, each exudes a healing power. Mixed media collages for the wall or table will include a 3D Talisman, and  3D beaded assemblages.  The jewelry combines, or collages, a variety of beads from across time – ancient, antique, vintage and contemporary handmade beads. Each artwork is imbued with intentions, healing power. On the Saturdays while the Talismans are on display, there will be informal talks about the chronology of beads and the intrinsic value as the healing, historical, cultural, aesthetic power objects that they are. Opening reception, Friday March 20th 5-8pm

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

      Contra Dance with caller Liz Natter and band Footbridge 8:00-11:00 PM (Beginner lesson 7:30-8:00 PM)

  6. Apr
    5
    Sun
    1. Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience three different and distinct approaches to the depiction of mammals, birds and reptiles through the incredible art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips.  Scientific illustrator Jacqueline Dillard creates anatomically precise drawings of animals, birds and insects.  Acclaimed Kentucky artist Douglas Miller produces breathtaking masterworks that explore the inner personality of his beautifully rendered subjects and paper artist Jenni Phillips creates whimsical shadowboxes and illustrations involving creators that swim, climb, and crawl.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: “Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist” at Apostles Anglican Church
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious, according to Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. But even though Roault was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was resisted by the church for much of life, due its dark nature. The graphic art in this exhibition, which was created at the height of the artist’s powers, reveals how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings. This exhibit focuses on Rouault as printmaker, as it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape. The exhibit includes eighteen pieces from the “Miserere” series, five from “Fleurs du Mal I,” several colored pieces from “The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III,” along with two signed works and several other prints. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 18 – May 15, 2015. Gallery hours:  Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. or by appointment. An Art Talk in March will be announced soon;  for more information call 859-245-1318.

    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: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    5. “Talismans” Beaded Mixed Media Collaged Artifacts and Jewelry by Kathleen O’Brien
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Talismans is an exhibit of beaded mixed media collaged Artifacts and bead jewelry. Whether displayed on the wall or worn on the body, each exudes a healing power. Mixed media collages for the wall or table will include a 3D Talisman, and  3D beaded assemblages.  The jewelry combines, or collages, a variety of beads from across time – ancient, antique, vintage and contemporary handmade beads. Each artwork is imbued with intentions, healing power. On the Saturdays while the Talismans are on display, there will be informal talks about the chronology of beads and the intrinsic value as the healing, historical, cultural, aesthetic power objects that they are. Opening reception, Friday March 20th 5-8pm

    6. R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train Easter Brunch
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Easter Brunch – April 5th @ 12:00 pm Spring has sprung! Join us for a special Easter Sunday Brunch aboard the Lexington Dinner Train. You will be treated to a two hour excursion through the beautiful horse farms of Central Kentucky while you dine on a gourmet, three course brunch.  Tickets are $69.95 per adult and $44.95 per child (ages 5-12) plus tax & gratuity.

  7. Apr
    6
    Mon
    1. “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Apr 6 (all-day)

      Kentucky painter Mary Neely, shares work painted “en plein air” inspired by 19 summers in France and  sculptor Ed Dixon presents works in clay based on his love of plant pathology and the natural world.

    2. Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience three different and distinct approaches to the depiction of mammals, birds and reptiles through the incredible art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips.  Scientific illustrator Jacqueline Dillard creates anatomically precise drawings of animals, birds and insects.  Acclaimed Kentucky artist Douglas Miller produces breathtaking masterworks that explore the inner personality of his beautifully rendered subjects and paper artist Jenni Phillips creates whimsical shadowboxes and illustrations involving creators that swim, climb, and crawl.

    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: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    5. “Talismans” Beaded Mixed Media Collaged Artifacts and Jewelry by Kathleen O’Brien
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Talismans is an exhibit of beaded mixed media collaged Artifacts and bead jewelry. Whether displayed on the wall or worn on the body, each exudes a healing power. Mixed media collages for the wall or table will include a 3D Talisman, and  3D beaded assemblages.  The jewelry combines, or collages, a variety of beads from across time – ancient, antique, vintage and contemporary handmade beads. Each artwork is imbued with intentions, healing power. On the Saturdays while the Talismans are on display, there will be informal talks about the chronology of beads and the intrinsic value as the healing, historical, cultural, aesthetic power objects that they are. Opening reception, Friday March 20th 5-8pm

    6. French: Level 4
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Mondays, April 6-May 18. If you’ve always wanted to learn the language of love, now is your chance! Wonder which level of French is right for you? Contact the instructor Monique Roman at moniqueroman1@gmail.com or 859-266-8531. Required text: Schaum’s Outline of French Grammar, 5th ed. by Mary E. Coffman Crocker (please purchase on your own).

    7. French: Level 5
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      Mondays, April 6-May 18. If you’ve always wanted to learn the language of love, now is your chance! Wonder which level of French is right for you? Contact the instructor Monique Roman at moniqueroman1@gmail.com or 859-266-8531. Required text: Schaum’s Outline of French Grammar, 5th ed. by Mary E. Coffman Crocker (please purchase on your own).

    8. Outstanding Writers League
      4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      Mondays, April 6-May 18. In the Outstanding Writers League (O.W.L.), you’ll hone your writing skills in a creative, hands-on environment! Together, we’ll explore how fun writing can be as we write blogs, book and movie reviews, comic strips, and more. Funded by Children’s Charity Fund of the Bluegrass. For grades 3-5. Instructed by Kirsten Jaworski.

    9. Independent Film Networking Group
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      This group will meet at the Carnegie Center each month for those interested in networking for independent film projects. Those with technical proficiency are welcome to attend, such as lighting and sound people, editors, screenwriters, film directors, and producers. There will be some time available each meeting for discussion of members’ screenwriting. Instructed by Christopher Kelder.

    10. Intermediate Spanish
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Mondays, April 6-May 18. Learn Spanish for the first time or brush up on old skills! Great professional development opportunity. If you have questions about which level of Spanish is right for you, please contact the instructor Eric Blair at ericblair0@gmail.com. This level introduces tenses like the preterite and imperfect; polishes the students’ use of prepositions, participles, and object pronouns; and covers various other features of the Spanish language.

    11. Sci-Fi/Horror Writing Group
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Mondays, April 6-May 11. Join a lively, diverse group of genre writers looking to improve and expand their abilities in the form of short fiction. This is a chance to limber up as a writer, get feedback from others, and gain confidence in an affirming atmosphere. Instructed by Jason Sizemore.

  8. Apr
    7
    Tue
    1. “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Apr 7 (all-day)

      Kentucky painter Mary Neely, shares work painted “en plein air” inspired by 19 summers in France and  sculptor Ed Dixon presents works in clay based on his love of plant pathology and the natural world.

    2. Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience three different and distinct approaches to the depiction of mammals, birds and reptiles through the incredible art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips.  Scientific illustrator Jacqueline Dillard creates anatomically precise drawings of animals, birds and insects.  Acclaimed Kentucky artist Douglas Miller produces breathtaking masterworks that explore the inner personality of his beautifully rendered subjects and paper artist Jenni Phillips creates whimsical shadowboxes and illustrations involving creators that swim, climb, and crawl.

    3. ART EXHIBIT: “Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist” at Apostles Anglican Church
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious, according to Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. But even though Roault was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was resisted by the church for much of life, due its dark nature. The graphic art in this exhibition, which was created at the height of the artist’s powers, reveals how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings. This exhibit focuses on Rouault as printmaker, as it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape. The exhibit includes eighteen pieces from the “Miserere” series, five from “Fleurs du Mal I,” several colored pieces from “The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III,” along with two signed works and several other prints. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 18 – May 15, 2015. Gallery hours:  Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. or by appointment. An Art Talk in March will be announced soon;  for more information call 859-245-1318.

    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: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    6. Click, Clack, Moo: Fun With Sounds
      10:15 am – 11:00 am

      Tuesdays, April 7-28. This fun class will introduce your little one to alphabet knowledge, phonic awareness, and oral language skills. We will spend time focusing on imitation of sounds through fun and engaging book-themed activities that will encourage children to make associations between letters, sounds, and their own voice! Learn creative ways to use books as enticing speech, sound, and language development tools in your daily activities with your little one. For babies/toddlers (birth-2 year olds & parents/guardians). Instructed by Melissa Johnson Farris

    7. Beginning French
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Tuesdays, April 7-May 19. If you’ve always wanted to learn the language of love, now is your chance! Wonder which level of French is right for you? Contact the instructor Monique Roman at moniqueroman1@gmail.com or 859-266-8531. Required text: Schaum’s Outline of French Grammar, 5th ed. by Mary E. Coffman Crocker (please purchase on your own).

    8. “Talismans” Beaded Mixed Media Collaged Artifacts and Jewelry by Kathleen O’Brien
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Talismans is an exhibit of beaded mixed media collaged Artifacts and bead jewelry. Whether displayed on the wall or worn on the body, each exudes a healing power. Mixed media collages for the wall or table will include a 3D Talisman, and  3D beaded assemblages.  The jewelry combines, or collages, a variety of beads from across time – ancient, antique, vintage and contemporary handmade beads. Each artwork is imbued with intentions, healing power. On the Saturdays while the Talismans are on display, there will be informal talks about the chronology of beads and the intrinsic value as the healing, historical, cultural, aesthetic power objects that they are. Opening reception, Friday March 20th 5-8pm

    9. French: Level 6
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Tuesdays, April 7-May 19. If you’ve always wanted to learn the language of love, now is your chance! Wonder which level of French is right for you? Contact the instructor Monique Roman at moniqueroman1@gmail.com or 859-266-8531. Required text: Schaum’s Outline of French Grammar, 5th ed. by Mary E. Coffman Crocker (please purchase on your own).

    10. Nonfiction Writing Group
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Tuesdays, April 7-May 26. Join a lively, diverse group of people in exploring nonfiction writing, including personal essays, columns, magazine pieces, and autobiography. This is a chance to limber up as a writer, get feedback from others, and gain confidence in an affirming atmosphere. Instructed by Neil Chethik.

    11. Upper Elementary Reading
      4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      Tuesdays, April 7-May 19. Grades 3-5. This class will focus on two main goals: (1) phonemic awareness and sight word practice [alphabet, letter sounds, rhyming, blending], and (2) comprehension of stories read aloud. Students will play games that help to boost their reading skills and engage in activities and crafts that demonstrate their reading comprehension. Funded by Children’s Charity Fund of the Bluegrass. Instructed by Alex Russ.

    12. Finding the Form
      5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

      Tuesdays, April 7-May 19. You have completed a draft of your novel or memoir, and it hasn’t quite found its structure. This class series will engage you in close reading of your own work and of works that might provide models for you to employ or subvert as you shape your book. We will use exercises to discover what is already there in your draft and what is still missing. This intensive class is intended for advanced writers nearing a final draft of their book. Limit: 14 participants. Instructed by Leatha Kendrick.

    13. Advanced Spanish
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Tuesdays, April 7-May 19. Learn Spanish for the first time or brush up on old skills! Great professional development opportunity. If you have questions about which level of Spanish is right for you, please contact the instructor Eric Blair at ericblair0@gmail.com. This level assumes strong knowledge of the preterite and imperfect tenses. We will cover the present subjunctive mood and will touch on it in the past and conditional, as well. Students will learn many native speaker grammar concepts that are not usually found in textbooks. We will also use in-class readings to deepen our understanding. Required textbook ($25-please purchase on your own): A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish, 5th edition, by John Butt.

    14. French: Level 2
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Tuesdays, April 7-May 19. If you’ve always wanted to learn the language of love, now is your chance! Wonder which level of French is right for you? Contact the instructor Monique Roman at moniqueroman1@gmail.com or 859-266-8531. Required text: Schaum’s Outline of French Grammar, 5th ed. by Mary E. Coffman Crocker (please purchase on your own).

  9. Apr
    8
    Wed
    1. “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Apr 8 (all-day)

      Kentucky painter Mary Neely, shares work painted “en plein air” inspired by 19 summers in France and  sculptor Ed Dixon presents works in clay based on his love of plant pathology and the natural world.

    2. Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience three different and distinct approaches to the depiction of mammals, birds and reptiles through the incredible art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips.  Scientific illustrator Jacqueline Dillard creates anatomically precise drawings of animals, birds and insects.  Acclaimed Kentucky artist Douglas Miller produces breathtaking masterworks that explore the inner personality of his beautifully rendered subjects and paper artist Jenni Phillips creates whimsical shadowboxes and illustrations involving creators that swim, climb, and crawl.

    3. ART EXHIBIT: “Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist” at Apostles Anglican Church
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious, according to Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. But even though Roault was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was resisted by the church for much of life, due its dark nature. The graphic art in this exhibition, which was created at the height of the artist’s powers, reveals how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings. This exhibit focuses on Rouault as printmaker, as it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape. The exhibit includes eighteen pieces from the “Miserere” series, five from “Fleurs du Mal I,” several colored pieces from “The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III,” along with two signed works and several other prints. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 18 – May 15, 2015. Gallery hours:  Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. or by appointment. An Art Talk in March will be announced soon;  for more information call 859-245-1318.

    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: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    6. French: Level 3
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Wednesdays, April 8-May 20. If you’ve always wanted to learn the language of love, now is your chance! Wonder which level of French is right for you? Contact the instructor Monique Roman at moniqueroman1@gmail.com or 859-266-8531. Required text: Schaum’s Outline of French Grammar, 5th ed. by Mary E. Coffman Crocker (please purchase on your own).

    7. Fiction Writing Group
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      This is an opportunity for fiction writers of all genres and levels of experience. Through hands-on writing exercises and discussion of contemporary fiction, we will examine such nuts-and-bolts elements as voice, point of view, mood, and plot. Instructed by Sarah Combs. Meets Wednesdays, April 8-May 20 // 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.

    8. “Talismans” Beaded Mixed Media Collaged Artifacts and Jewelry by Kathleen O’Brien
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Talismans is an exhibit of beaded mixed media collaged Artifacts and bead jewelry. Whether displayed on the wall or worn on the body, each exudes a healing power. Mixed media collages for the wall or table will include a 3D Talisman, and  3D beaded assemblages.  The jewelry combines, or collages, a variety of beads from across time – ancient, antique, vintage and contemporary handmade beads. Each artwork is imbued with intentions, healing power. On the Saturdays while the Talismans are on display, there will be informal talks about the chronology of beads and the intrinsic value as the healing, historical, cultural, aesthetic power objects that they are. Opening reception, Friday March 20th 5-8pm

    9. French: Level 8
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Wednesdays, April 8-May 20. If you’ve always wanted to learn the language of love, now is your chance! Wonder which level of French is right for you? Contact the instructor Monique Roman at moniqueroman1@gmail.com or 859-266-8531. Required text: Schaum’s Outline of French Grammar, 5th ed. by Mary E. Coffman Crocker (please purchase on your own).

    10. Lower Elementary Reading
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Wednesdays, April 8-May 20. Grades K-2. This class will focus on two main goals: (1) phonemic awareness and sight word practice [alphabet, letter sounds, rhyming, blending] and (2) comprehension of stories read aloud. Students will play games that help to boost their reading skills and engage in activities and crafts that demonstrate their reading comprehension. Funded by Children’s Charity Fund of the Bluegrass. Instructed by Shelby Auxier.