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Agenda

  1. Sep
    30
    Tue
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Sep 30 (all-day)

      This exhibition examines ways in which artists use language to directly engage the viewer. Drawings, prints, and books by Clifford Amyx, Luis Camnitzer, Van Deren Coke, Wendy Ewald, Hand Haacke, Jenny Holtzer, Susan E, King, Barbara Kruger, Les Levine, Kay Rosen, Edwards Ruscha, Tad Savinar, Pat Steir, Catherine Wagner, Kara Walker offer a range of subjects and conditions, from poetics to politics. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Laurel Nakadate, “Strangers and Relations”
      Sep 30 (all-day)

      Photographer Laurel Nakadate will visit Lexington as part of the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. Her exhibition, Strangers & Relations, features two distinct groups who are documented in similar ways. The “strangers” are part of Nakadate’s Star Portraits series, and feature individuals who she found through a process of asking friends to invite people to meet her, as well as by postings made on Facebook and community message boards. The “relatives” were found when Nakadate, whose paternal lineage is Japanese-American, took a DNA test in order to uncover data about her mother’s family history. Exhibit runs September 6 – December 23. Lecture with Nakadate on October 10 at 4 p.m. in Worhsam Theatre Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.  

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Madmen and Moonbeams – Fanciful Faces by Kurt Vonnegut
      Sep 30 (all-day)

      Novelist Kurt Vonnegut made drawings throughout his life, and like writers and musicians including Norman Mailer, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and John Lennon, found that visual art offered him another space for creativity. This exhibition of his silkscreens, feature portraits that are both comic and surreal, defined by bolds line and carefully placed areas of color. It is organized by Art History graduate student Courtney Anich, and the works were printed in Lexington, Kentucky, by Joe Petro III. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Sep 30 (all-day)

      The Showplace for Saddlebreds celebrates the breeding program at the late Jean McLean Davis’ Oak Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, KY, which has long been synonymous with World’s Champion Saddlebred performance horses and the 2014 exhibit will focus on the tradition of excellence the farm represents. On display are hundreds of items, including photos, paintings, trophies and furnishings from the estate of the farm’s owner, Jean McLean Davis. The exhibition runs February 14, 2014 to January 31, 2015, and admission to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds and Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass exhibition is included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park. For further information contact 859-259-2746 or museum@asbmusuem.org or visit www.ASBMuseum.org.

    5. ART EXHIBIT: Victory without Fanfare at the Loudoun House
      Sep 30 (all-day)

      A shark made out of old quits, a pile of dirty dishes in the sink–these darkly playful twists on retro Americana themes are the kinds of subjects you’ll find in Kentucky-based mixed-media artist Melissa Vandenberg’s and painter Lori Larusso’s joint exhibition, Victory without Fanfare. Be the first to see new bodies of work they created this past summer during In Residence, a three month residency at the Loudoun House.

    6. On the Verge presents “Much Ado” at Central Christian Church
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      What happens when you take twelve stellar actors, one beloved Shakespeare script and a Verge point of view, shake them up and turn them loose in a hundred year old downtown church? Much ado. Many surprises. And much fun. Newly-elected senator Don Peter, hot off the campaign trail, takes a break at the home of wealthy supporter, Leo. With him comes an unruly entourage – chief of staff, Benedick, press secretary, Claudio, disaffected daughter Donna and her posse. Add Leo’s daughter, Hero and niece Beatrice, old grudges and new intrigues to the mix and ado ensues. Audiences, dressed in black and white, track the action upstairs and down, indoors and out. The only thing that’s small about Lexington’s first immersive Shakespeare adaptation is the size of the audience, so go to ontheverge.org and book now! September 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. All shows 7 p.m. except Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Central Christian Church at Short and MLK. With Janet Scott, Tom Philips, Roger Leasor, Darius Fatemi, Zach Dearing, Kelsey Waltermire, Meredith Crutcher, Courtney Waltermire, Cari Bingham, Tanner Gray, Troy Walton and Stephanie Peniston. Directed by Ave Lawyer.

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

      Grades 3-5 Tuesdays, September 16-November 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.

    8. ART EXHIBIT: Mary Newton: Contemplative Places at Ann Tower
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Contemplative Places: New Paintings by Mary Newton opening with a Gallery Hop reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. The show will be up from September 19th to November 15th during our usual hours of 10:00-5:00 Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 10:00-2:00. Newton’s newest paintings depict empty rooms and outdoor spaces that convey an appealing combination of mystery, calm and tension.  Using bold and gestural brushwork and a primarily blue/gray palette, she paints sky, water, expansive walls and beautifully tiled floors.  Newton has succeeded in creating alluring, quiet places where we can relax and take some deep breathes; the paintings are at once stimulating and soothing. Newton explains: “I often use patterns to create order and rhythm along with shifting planes and altered linear perspective, which distort reality and create movement. The combination of architecture and nature is interesting to me and create a visually exciting dialogue.” Newton earned a Master of Fine Arts degree  from the University of Cincinnati. Selected exhibits include the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Evansville Museum Bi-Annual and Wright State University.  She  is a two time recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship in Painting from the Kentucky Arts Council and was recently awarded a fellowship to work in Auvillar, France at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts International Fellowship Program. Publications include CD and Album Cover for Papa M (David Pajo), The Christian Science Journal, New American Paintings, and Louisville Magazine.

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

      Tuesdays, September 16-November 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 Eric at ericblair0@gmail.com. Assumes strong knowledge of the preterite and imperfect tenses. Covers 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. Optional $25 textbook (not included in price of class).

    10. English Camp; Literacy for Adults
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Tuesdays, September 16-November 18. Would you like to improve your spoken or written English? Come to the Carnegie Center for free adult ESL classes. All students – beginning to advanced – are welcome! Registration is required. Offered in partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences and College of Education.

    11. Math for Kids Camp; Parents (Lower Elementary)
      5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

      Grades K-2 & parents/guardians Tuesdays, September 16-November 11 Work and play together! This class uses games and cooperative activities to introduce and reinforce math skills such as addition, subtraction, logic, and more. Handouts provided and some homework help will be available.

    12. ART EXHIBIT: In Residence Exhibition at Lexington Art League
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Explore new bodies of work created via a three month summer artist residency by painter Lori Larusso and fiber artist  Melissa Vandenberg. FREE Opening Reception Sept. 5, 6pm-9pm. The residency will culminate in a public exhibition Sept. 5 – Oct. 5. Gallery Hours: Tues.- Fri.   10a-4p Sat.- Sun.     1p-4p Office Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9a-5p

  2. Oct
    1
    Wed
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Oct 1 (all-day)

      This exhibition examines ways in which artists use language to directly engage the viewer. Drawings, prints, and books by Clifford Amyx, Luis Camnitzer, Van Deren Coke, Wendy Ewald, Hand Haacke, Jenny Holtzer, Susan E, King, Barbara Kruger, Les Levine, Kay Rosen, Edwards Ruscha, Tad Savinar, Pat Steir, Catherine Wagner, Kara Walker offer a range of subjects and conditions, from poetics to politics. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Laurel Nakadate, “Strangers and Relations”
      Oct 1 (all-day)

      Photographer Laurel Nakadate will visit Lexington as part of the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. Her exhibition, Strangers & Relations, features two distinct groups who are documented in similar ways. The “strangers” are part of Nakadate’s Star Portraits series, and feature individuals who she found through a process of asking friends to invite people to meet her, as well as by postings made on Facebook and community message boards. The “relatives” were found when Nakadate, whose paternal lineage is Japanese-American, took a DNA test in order to uncover data about her mother’s family history. Exhibit runs September 6 – December 23. Lecture with Nakadate on October 10 at 4 p.m. in Worhsam Theatre Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.  

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Madmen and Moonbeams – Fanciful Faces by Kurt Vonnegut
      Oct 1 (all-day)

      Novelist Kurt Vonnegut made drawings throughout his life, and like writers and musicians including Norman Mailer, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and John Lennon, found that visual art offered him another space for creativity. This exhibition of his silkscreens, feature portraits that are both comic and surreal, defined by bolds line and carefully placed areas of color. It is organized by Art History graduate student Courtney Anich, and the works were printed in Lexington, Kentucky, by Joe Petro III. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Oct 1 (all-day)

      The Showplace for Saddlebreds celebrates the breeding program at the late Jean McLean Davis’ Oak Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, KY, which has long been synonymous with World’s Champion Saddlebred performance horses and the 2014 exhibit will focus on the tradition of excellence the farm represents. On display are hundreds of items, including photos, paintings, trophies and furnishings from the estate of the farm’s owner, Jean McLean Davis. The exhibition runs February 14, 2014 to January 31, 2015, and admission to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds and Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass exhibition is included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park. For further information contact 859-259-2746 or museum@asbmusuem.org or visit www.ASBMuseum.org.

    5. ART EXHIBIT: Victory without Fanfare at the Loudoun House
      Oct 1 (all-day)

      A shark made out of old quits, a pile of dirty dishes in the sink–these darkly playful twists on retro Americana themes are the kinds of subjects you’ll find in Kentucky-based mixed-media artist Melissa Vandenberg’s and painter Lori Larusso’s joint exhibition, Victory without Fanfare. Be the first to see new bodies of work they created this past summer during In Residence, a three month residency at the Loudoun House.

    6. Wellness Wednesday at Good Foods Co-Op
      Oct 1 (all-day)

      On the first Wednesday of the month, all customers will receive discounts on all supplements, body care, and bulk herb & spice items. Customers can special order Wellness Wednesday items ahead of time and pick them up on Wellness Wednesday.

    7. Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Lexington
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      Offered in association with the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation, this 90-minute guided walking tour includes historic churches, Victorian Square, the Lexington Opera House, Cheapside Park, the Carnegie Center, Patterson Cabin, Transylvania University’s campus, Gratz Park and more.

      Adults are $15 and children are $8. Tour starts and ends at the downtown Starbucks.

      Reservations are required and can be made at (859) 321-5897. Group and private tours are available by appointment.

    8. ART EXHIBIT: Mary Newton: Contemplative Places at Ann Tower
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Contemplative Places: New Paintings by Mary Newton opening with a Gallery Hop reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. The show will be up from September 19th to November 15th during our usual hours of 10:00-5:00 Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 10:00-2:00. Newton’s newest paintings depict empty rooms and outdoor spaces that convey an appealing combination of mystery, calm and tension.  Using bold and gestural brushwork and a primarily blue/gray palette, she paints sky, water, expansive walls and beautifully tiled floors.  Newton has succeeded in creating alluring, quiet places where we can relax and take some deep breathes; the paintings are at once stimulating and soothing. Newton explains: “I often use patterns to create order and rhythm along with shifting planes and altered linear perspective, which distort reality and create movement. The combination of architecture and nature is interesting to me and create a visually exciting dialogue.” Newton earned a Master of Fine Arts degree  from the University of Cincinnati. Selected exhibits include the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Evansville Museum Bi-Annual and Wright State University.  She  is a two time recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship in Painting from the Kentucky Arts Council and was recently awarded a fellowship to work in Auvillar, France at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts International Fellowship Program. Publications include CD and Album Cover for Papa M (David Pajo), The Christian Science Journal, New American Paintings, and Louisville Magazine.

    9. ART EXHIBIT: In Residence Exhibition at Lexington Art League
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Explore new bodies of work created via a three month summer artist residency by painter Lori Larusso and fiber artist  Melissa Vandenberg. FREE Opening Reception Sept. 5, 6pm-9pm. The residency will culminate in a public exhibition Sept. 5 – Oct. 5. Gallery Hours: Tues.- Fri.   10a-4p Sat.- Sun.     1p-4p Office Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9a-5p

    10. Chocolate Soiree with Business Babes Society
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      OUR FOURTH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE Soirée:  Come join us for a Women-in-Business networking event.  There will be door prizes, fun presentations, food & drinks and of course … CHOCOLATE!  Free admission, free parking. Bring a Friend!  ABOUT BUSINESS BABES:  Supporting Women in Business in our community through network opportunities, professional development, friendship and support.  No stress … it’s all about the friendships … the rest will follow!

    11. Meditation in Everyday Life
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Meditation in Everyday Life  is open to everyone and introduces students to a deeper experience of peaceful abiding as the foundation for their path, offering practical suggestions for developing a meditation practice at home. Previous meditation experience is not required. We will explore through talks, discussion groups and individual interviews the connection between mindfulness and physical and emotional health, as well as beginning to see the relationship between meditation and daily life. There will also be an opportunity to discuss the challenges students face in their individual meditation practice. For more information or to register online, please visit the web page for this program. Program discounts are available.

    12. The First Draft Series: How to Write a Novel in 30 Days
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Can you write 50,000 words toward a novel in one month? Yes you can! Four-time National Novel Writing Month winner Jennifer Mattox will share with you how it’s done while living a busy life. The seminar includes strategies for meeting your word count, writing a quick first draft, and keeping track of your storyline and characters. Are you up for the challenge? All levels welcome! *Note: This event is at the Scott County Public Library, 104 S. Bradford Lane, Georgetown. Call 502-863-3566 to register.

  3. Oct
    2
    Thu
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Oct 2 (all-day)

      This exhibition examines ways in which artists use language to directly engage the viewer. Drawings, prints, and books by Clifford Amyx, Luis Camnitzer, Van Deren Coke, Wendy Ewald, Hand Haacke, Jenny Holtzer, Susan E, King, Barbara Kruger, Les Levine, Kay Rosen, Edwards Ruscha, Tad Savinar, Pat Steir, Catherine Wagner, Kara Walker offer a range of subjects and conditions, from poetics to politics. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Laurel Nakadate, “Strangers and Relations”
      Oct 2 (all-day)

      Photographer Laurel Nakadate will visit Lexington as part of the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. Her exhibition, Strangers & Relations, features two distinct groups who are documented in similar ways. The “strangers” are part of Nakadate’s Star Portraits series, and feature individuals who she found through a process of asking friends to invite people to meet her, as well as by postings made on Facebook and community message boards. The “relatives” were found when Nakadate, whose paternal lineage is Japanese-American, took a DNA test in order to uncover data about her mother’s family history. Exhibit runs September 6 – December 23. Lecture with Nakadate on October 10 at 4 p.m. in Worhsam Theatre Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.  

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Madmen and Moonbeams – Fanciful Faces by Kurt Vonnegut
      Oct 2 (all-day)

      Novelist Kurt Vonnegut made drawings throughout his life, and like writers and musicians including Norman Mailer, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and John Lennon, found that visual art offered him another space for creativity. This exhibition of his silkscreens, feature portraits that are both comic and surreal, defined by bolds line and carefully placed areas of color. It is organized by Art History graduate student Courtney Anich, and the works were printed in Lexington, Kentucky, by Joe Petro III. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Oct 2 (all-day)

      The Showplace for Saddlebreds celebrates the breeding program at the late Jean McLean Davis’ Oak Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, KY, which has long been synonymous with World’s Champion Saddlebred performance horses and the 2014 exhibit will focus on the tradition of excellence the farm represents. On display are hundreds of items, including photos, paintings, trophies and furnishings from the estate of the farm’s owner, Jean McLean Davis. The exhibition runs February 14, 2014 to January 31, 2015, and admission to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds and Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass exhibition is included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park. For further information contact 859-259-2746 or museum@asbmusuem.org or visit www.ASBMuseum.org.

    5. ART EXHIBIT: Victory without Fanfare at the Loudoun House
      Oct 2 (all-day)

      A shark made out of old quits, a pile of dirty dishes in the sink–these darkly playful twists on retro Americana themes are the kinds of subjects you’ll find in Kentucky-based mixed-media artist Melissa Vandenberg’s and painter Lori Larusso’s joint exhibition, Victory without Fanfare. Be the first to see new bodies of work they created this past summer during In Residence, a three month residency at the Loudoun House.

    6. Empowering Women in Business-Labors of Love and Leadership
      12:00 am – 12:00 am

      REGISTRATION is required to attend this program. Cost $25.00 This is a program designed for leaders in corporate America from the CEO and senior leadership to the front-line supervisors and aspiring leaders. Knowledge empowerment through this program can help you take your teams to a higher level of productivity and overall health by identification of stress in yourself and your team members. Stress, absenteeism, and violence in the workplace are significant barriers to a healthy and productive workplace. This program is comprised of psychosocial development, leadership behaviors that promote or detour healthy outcomes, and the stress response. Join us in a safe, healthy learning environment led by a registered nurse. REGISTER AT www.lamplightersofamerica.org Food and beverage is served in this program

    7. Brown Bag Book Discussion
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Thursdays, September 18-November 6. An informal discussion group focusing on literature by and about women. Be prepared to buy or check out from the library the works selected. Contact the Carnegie Center for the updated book list.

    8. ART EXHIBIT: Mary Newton: Contemplative Places at Ann Tower
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Contemplative Places: New Paintings by Mary Newton opening with a Gallery Hop reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. The show will be up from September 19th to November 15th during our usual hours of 10:00-5:00 Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 10:00-2:00. Newton’s newest paintings depict empty rooms and outdoor spaces that convey an appealing combination of mystery, calm and tension.  Using bold and gestural brushwork and a primarily blue/gray palette, she paints sky, water, expansive walls and beautifully tiled floors.  Newton has succeeded in creating alluring, quiet places where we can relax and take some deep breathes; the paintings are at once stimulating and soothing. Newton explains: “I often use patterns to create order and rhythm along with shifting planes and altered linear perspective, which distort reality and create movement. The combination of architecture and nature is interesting to me and create a visually exciting dialogue.” Newton earned a Master of Fine Arts degree  from the University of Cincinnati. Selected exhibits include the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Evansville Museum Bi-Annual and Wright State University.  She  is a two time recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship in Painting from the Kentucky Arts Council and was recently awarded a fellowship to work in Auvillar, France at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts International Fellowship Program. Publications include CD and Album Cover for Papa M (David Pajo), The Christian Science Journal, New American Paintings, and Louisville Magazine.

    9. LiveGreenLexington Green Business Challenge Launch
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Free, friendly, year-long sustainability competition open to all Lexington businesses and organizations.  Registration open now; sign up before 10/1 and earn 50 bonus points.  Launch event will feature a welcome from the city, speakers from partners Office Depot and Graybar, registration stations, Challenge Q&A, networking, and refreshments.

    10. Master Class in Poetry: Heart Like a Wheel
      5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

      Thursdays, October 2-November 6. Submission deadline: Monday, September 22 If you’ve been writing poems for a while and want to take your poetry to the next level, this is this class for you. Our efforts will focus on identifying the structural “heart” (or engine) of each poem you workshop; once the heart has been identified, we’ll then focus our discussion on structural elements that might be revised in your work so that movement, sound, figurative language, and the sense of each poem work together to create a successful piece of literary art. Each week students should bring in one poem for serious critique, with the aim of looking and learning about more advanced poetic technique that can be used when writing poetry. Limit: 10 participants. Payment required upon acceptance. To be considered for this class, please submit a writing sample of 3-5 poems (no more than 5 pages total) to CCLL1@carnegiecenterlex.org by 5:00 pm on Monday, September 22. The submissions will be juried. Advanced levels.

    11. Introduction to Illustrator
      5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

      Thursdays, October 2 & 9. Start learning the basics of Vector artwork. Why is this different than a photo? Why do you need layers, and what are these tools for? Gather the knowledge that will help you create fantastic logos and graphics for any occasion. Limit: 10 participants. Basic computer skills required.

    12. ART EXHIBIT: In Residence Exhibition at Lexington Art League
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Explore new bodies of work created via a three month summer artist residency by painter Lori Larusso and fiber artist  Melissa Vandenberg. FREE Opening Reception Sept. 5, 6pm-9pm. The residency will culminate in a public exhibition Sept. 5 – Oct. 5. Gallery Hours: Tues.- Fri.   10a-4p Sat.- Sun.     1p-4p Office Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9a-5p

    13. Discovery Night: Animal Kingdom Color
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Come explore the world of color in the animal kingdom as we meet animals who use color to communicate, warn or hide from predators, attract friends, and more! Special LIVE animal guests will include tropical birds from The Parrot’s Nest in Richmond, Kentucky and LASC’s own poison dart frogs, salamanders, fire-bellied toads, and new chameleon! Also during Discovery Night, explore our brand new Discovery Exhibit: The Nature of Color! Uncover the mystery of light and color with hands-on physics experiments, examine the intersections of art and science, learn about the importance of color perception, and much more! And don’t forget to make some vibrant, color art to take home! Suggested Donation: $2 for 12 – Adult; $1 for children under 12

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

      First Thursday of each month. 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! *NOTE: This event is at the Morris Book Shop, 882 East High Street

    15. The Carnegie Series at Joseph-Beth: How to Write a Novel in 30 Days
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Can you write 50,000 words toward a novel in one month? Yes you can! Four-time National Novel Writing Month winner Jennifer Mattox will share with you how it’s done while living a busy life. The seminar includes strategies for meeting your word count, writing a quick first draft, and keeping track of your storyline and characters. Are you up for the challenge? Offered in collaboration with Joseph-Beth Booksellers. All levels welcome! *NOTE: This workshop takes place at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Circle. Please call 859-273-2911 to reserve a spot!

  4. Oct
    3
    Fri
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Oct 3 (all-day)

      This exhibition examines ways in which artists use language to directly engage the viewer. Drawings, prints, and books by Clifford Amyx, Luis Camnitzer, Van Deren Coke, Wendy Ewald, Hand Haacke, Jenny Holtzer, Susan E, King, Barbara Kruger, Les Levine, Kay Rosen, Edwards Ruscha, Tad Savinar, Pat Steir, Catherine Wagner, Kara Walker offer a range of subjects and conditions, from poetics to politics. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Laurel Nakadate, “Strangers and Relations”
      Oct 3 (all-day)

      Photographer Laurel Nakadate will visit Lexington as part of the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. Her exhibition, Strangers & Relations, features two distinct groups who are documented in similar ways. The “strangers” are part of Nakadate’s Star Portraits series, and feature individuals who she found through a process of asking friends to invite people to meet her, as well as by postings made on Facebook and community message boards. The “relatives” were found when Nakadate, whose paternal lineage is Japanese-American, took a DNA test in order to uncover data about her mother’s family history. Exhibit runs September 6 – December 23. Lecture with Nakadate on October 10 at 4 p.m. in Worhsam Theatre Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.  

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Madmen and Moonbeams – Fanciful Faces by Kurt Vonnegut
      Oct 3 (all-day)

      Novelist Kurt Vonnegut made drawings throughout his life, and like writers and musicians including Norman Mailer, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and John Lennon, found that visual art offered him another space for creativity. This exhibition of his silkscreens, feature portraits that are both comic and surreal, defined by bolds line and carefully placed areas of color. It is organized by Art History graduate student Courtney Anich, and the works were printed in Lexington, Kentucky, by Joe Petro III. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Oct 3 (all-day)

      The Showplace for Saddlebreds celebrates the breeding program at the late Jean McLean Davis’ Oak Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, KY, which has long been synonymous with World’s Champion Saddlebred performance horses and the 2014 exhibit will focus on the tradition of excellence the farm represents. On display are hundreds of items, including photos, paintings, trophies and furnishings from the estate of the farm’s owner, Jean McLean Davis. The exhibition runs February 14, 2014 to January 31, 2015, and admission to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds and Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass exhibition is included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park. For further information contact 859-259-2746 or museum@asbmusuem.org or visit www.ASBMuseum.org.

    5. ART EXHIBIT: Victory without Fanfare at the Loudoun House
      Oct 3 (all-day)

      A shark made out of old quits, a pile of dirty dishes in the sink–these darkly playful twists on retro Americana themes are the kinds of subjects you’ll find in Kentucky-based mixed-media artist Melissa Vandenberg’s and painter Lori Larusso’s joint exhibition, Victory without Fanfare. Be the first to see new bodies of work they created this past summer during In Residence, a three month residency at the Loudoun House.

    6. ART EXHIBIT: Interstruct at Pope Villa
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      International artist collective Expanded Draught dramatically re-imagine the Pope Villa in its multidisciplinary installation If Walls Could Talk. The Pope Villa is one of the few residential buildings remaining by “America’s first architect” Henry Latrobe, who also designed the U.S. Capitol. The installation is part of the Lexington Art League’s Interstruct, an exhibition exploring art in non-art spaces during Fall 2014. Check www.lexingtonartleague.org for hours and details.

    7. Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Lexington
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      Offered in association with the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation, this 90-minute guided walking tour includes historic churches, Victorian Square, the Lexington Opera House, Cheapside Park, the Carnegie Center, Patterson Cabin, Transylvania University’s campus, Gratz Park and more.

      Adults are $15 and children are $8. Tour starts and ends at the downtown Starbucks.

      Reservations are required and can be made at (859) 321-5897. Group and private tours are available by appointment.

    8. Seniors Writing Group
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      With  Sarah Combs // Fridays, June 20-August 22 // FREE If you’ve reached that golden age, join this writing group, which meets at the Lexington Senior Center, 1530 Nicholasville Road. This group features in-class writing exercises; feedback for family stories, memoirs, poems and stories; tips for reading and publishing your work; and lively conversation and fellowship. [ALL LEVELS]

    9. Food Trucks For A Cause (new location)
      11:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Now in a new location,  The Bluegrass Food Truck Association presents Food Trucks For A Cause — a “food truck court” featuring several local food trucks at Beaumont Center’s Liquor Barn parking lot — every Friday through the end of a October.  10% of all proceeds go to a different charity each week. Come eat lunch and come back again for dinner!  

    10. Free Writing Practice
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Fridays, September 12-December 5 (no class November 28). This is an opportunity to write without rules, editing, or judgment—the best way to start! Freewriting is 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 witty and insightful Writing Down The Bones is suggested reading, but not required. Writers of all stripes are welcome to join us at any time.

    11. ART EXHIBIT: Mary Newton: Contemplative Places at Ann Tower
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Contemplative Places: New Paintings by Mary Newton opening with a Gallery Hop reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. The show will be up from September 19th to November 15th during our usual hours of 10:00-5:00 Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 10:00-2:00. Newton’s newest paintings depict empty rooms and outdoor spaces that convey an appealing combination of mystery, calm and tension.  Using bold and gestural brushwork and a primarily blue/gray palette, she paints sky, water, expansive walls and beautifully tiled floors.  Newton has succeeded in creating alluring, quiet places where we can relax and take some deep breathes; the paintings are at once stimulating and soothing. Newton explains: “I often use patterns to create order and rhythm along with shifting planes and altered linear perspective, which distort reality and create movement. The combination of architecture and nature is interesting to me and create a visually exciting dialogue.” Newton earned a Master of Fine Arts degree  from the University of Cincinnati. Selected exhibits include the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Evansville Museum Bi-Annual and Wright State University.  She  is a two time recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship in Painting from the Kentucky Arts Council and was recently awarded a fellowship to work in Auvillar, France at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts International Fellowship Program. Publications include CD and Album Cover for Papa M (David Pajo), The Christian Science Journal, New American Paintings, and Louisville Magazine.