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Agenda

  1. Sep
    2
    Tue
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Sep 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.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 13 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 13, our annual summer group exhibition. We will present an impressive variety of new work from artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. We’re also delighted to present new work from Sondra Dorn, a mixed media artist from Asheville, NC, and new paintings from the estate of Robert James Foose. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Gordon Gildersleeve, Ulrike Hahn, Georgia Henkel, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Anna Marie Pavlik, George Schmidt, Chris Segre-Lewis, James Shambhu, Valerie Shesko, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner.   The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 7, 2014.

  2. Sep
    3
    Wed
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Sep 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.

    2. Wellness Wednesday at Good Foods Co-Op
      Sep 3 (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.

    3. Sprouts Kickoff Party
      6:00 am – 7:00 pm

      These fun workshops build community while allowing our participants to think creatively. Not only that? But you’ll also earn a pin, certificate, or patch for every activity that you complete! Kickoff Party! Curious about computer coding, but don’t know how to get started? Do you like eating delicious pizza while hanging with fun people? Join thePlantory and Lex Ladies Code at our super-fun coding party! No experience necessary! materials: laptop computer (some loaners may be available) and headphones.

    4. 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.

    5. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 13 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 13, our annual summer group exhibition. We will present an impressive variety of new work from artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. We’re also delighted to present new work from Sondra Dorn, a mixed media artist from Asheville, NC, and new paintings from the estate of Robert James Foose. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Gordon Gildersleeve, Ulrike Hahn, Georgia Henkel, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Anna Marie Pavlik, George Schmidt, Chris Segre-Lewis, James Shambhu, Valerie Shesko, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner.   The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 7, 2014.

  3. Sep
    4
    Thu
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Sep 4 (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.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 13 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 13, our annual summer group exhibition. We will present an impressive variety of new work from artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. We’re also delighted to present new work from Sondra Dorn, a mixed media artist from Asheville, NC, and new paintings from the estate of Robert James Foose. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Gordon Gildersleeve, Ulrike Hahn, Georgia Henkel, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Anna Marie Pavlik, George Schmidt, Chris Segre-Lewis, James Shambhu, Valerie Shesko, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner.   The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 7, 2014.

  4. Sep
    5
    Fri
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Sep 5 (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.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Victory without Fanfare at the Loudoun House
      Sep 5 (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.

    3. In Residence Open Reception
      Sep 5 (all-day)

      The work that Lori Larusso and Melissa Vandenberg have created during In Residence will be celebrated at the Lexington Art League’s Loudoun House.

    4. 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.

    5. 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]

    6. 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!  

    7. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 13 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 13, our annual summer group exhibition. We will present an impressive variety of new work from artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. We’re also delighted to present new work from Sondra Dorn, a mixed media artist from Asheville, NC, and new paintings from the estate of Robert James Foose. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Gordon Gildersleeve, Ulrike Hahn, Georgia Henkel, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Anna Marie Pavlik, George Schmidt, Chris Segre-Lewis, James Shambhu, Valerie Shesko, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner.   The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 7, 2014.

    8. 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

    9. Stand Up To Cancer Viewing Party
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      In a partnership with Stand Up To Cancer, the American Cancer Society will host viewing parties across the nation on Friday, September 5th to watch the televised fundraising special executive produced by Emmy-winning producer Joel Gallen and Gwyneth Paltrow.  This primetime special will deliver one-of-a-kind performances from top recording artists and celebrities from film and television, as well as feature powerful cancer patient stories that illustrate the remarkable progress that SU2C has made in cancer research over the last few years. The local American Cancer Society’s family-friendly viewing party of this exciting television special will take place at The Village Host Register online at http://goo.gl/r7Dozv A $25 donation to the Relay For Life of Fayette County and gets you a special Viewing Party t-shirt, Luminaria Bag, snacks, and drinks. For questions about the event, or other questions about the Relay For Life of Fayette County, please contact Sheldon Kozee at 859-260-8291 or sheldon.kozee@cancer.org.

  5. Sep
    6
    Sat
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Sep 6 (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 6 (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 6 (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 6 (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 6 (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. Long Road to Freedom
      2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Recommended for 8 years +/ Grades 3 + Be a beacon in the night. The Underground Railroad provides the backdrop for a brief but powerful childhood friendship between Graceanna, a freed slave, and Mary Catherine, a Quaker girl. Across the years and across the miles, the Railroad becomes the chain that links the two women together. This new play by Jan Lucas celebrates the strength of the human spirit and the ties that bind us to one another, even amidst the most difficult of circumstances. Saturday, September 6 – 2:00 Saturday, September 6 – 4:30

    7. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 13 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 13, our annual summer group exhibition. We will present an impressive variety of new work from artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. We’re also delighted to present new work from Sondra Dorn, a mixed media artist from Asheville, NC, and new paintings from the estate of Robert James Foose. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Gordon Gildersleeve, Ulrike Hahn, Georgia Henkel, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Anna Marie Pavlik, George Schmidt, Chris Segre-Lewis, James Shambhu, Valerie Shesko, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner.   The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 7, 2014.

    8. 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

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

      Discover the history of Lexington, Queen of the Bluegrass.  From horses to heroes, First Ladies to phantoms, our Grand Tour takes you through 200 years of history as you stroll down the city’s loveliest streets and past its renowned historic architecture. (75 minutes, aprox. 1.3 miles, family-friendly content). Saturdays at 6 p.m.

    10. Black Jacket Symphony- Performs Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Black Jacket Symphony performs Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours All Ages. 8:00 PM (Doors open at: 7:00 PM)

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

      Spirits! Scandals! Sordid Secrets! Genteel Lexington has its dark side!  Uncover why Lexington was called “the wicked city.”  Learn of the duelists, gamblers, and ladies-of-ill-repute who once walked these streets—many locals claim their spirits still do. Tours are 75 minutes, approx. 1.3 miles. Tours depart from the street at 401 W. Main St. Parental discretion advised.

  6. Sep
    7
    Sun
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Sep 7 (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 7 (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 7 (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 7 (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 7 (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. FAMILY PROGRAM: Take My Word For It!
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Guided exhibition tour and an art activity.

    7. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 13 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 13, our annual summer group exhibition. We will present an impressive variety of new work from artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. We’re also delighted to present new work from Sondra Dorn, a mixed media artist from Asheville, NC, and new paintings from the estate of Robert James Foose. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Gordon Gildersleeve, Ulrike Hahn, Georgia Henkel, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Anna Marie Pavlik, George Schmidt, Chris Segre-Lewis, James Shambhu, Valerie Shesko, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner.   The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 7, 2014.

    8. 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

  7. Sep
    8
    Mon
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Sep 8 (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.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Victory without Fanfare at the Loudoun House
      Sep 8 (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.

    3. United Way Golf Classic
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The United Way of the Bluegrass and Lexmark are living united every day to make a difference. Tournament Details: • Scramble format with a double shotgun start. • Tee times are at 8 am and 2 pm.  Lunch will be served from 12-2 pm. • Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for both the morning and afternoon rounds. • 1st place winners will receive a pro shop gift certificate as part of their prize package. • Contests, raffles and more! Website for additional info or to register:  http://www.uwbg.org/golfclassic

    4. 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. Sep
    9
    Tue
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Sep 9 (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 9 (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 9 (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 9 (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 9 (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
      7:00 pm – 7:00 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. 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

  9. Sep
    10
    Wed
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Sep 10 (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 10 (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.