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Agenda

  1. Mar
    28
    Sat
    1. Comedian Nick Griffin at Comedy Off Broadway
      7:15 pm – 11:00 pm

      Comedy Off Broadway presents comedian Nick Griffin for six shows March 25 – 28, 2015.     Griffin has appeared ten times on The Late Show with David Letterman and has been featured on Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, in his own half-hour Comedy Central special and is a frequent guest on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show.   A comic for more than 20 years, Griffin has been described as a wry observationalist with matter-of-fact delivery. Griffin’s intelligent humor, quick wit and relatable style makes him one of the most respected comedians in the business.     TICKET INFORMATION:                          Comedian Nick Griffin performs March 25 – 28 at Comedy Off Broadway, 161 Lexington Green Drive, Lexington, KY 40503. Performances are 7:15pm Wednesday and Thursday ($8) and 7:15pm and 9:45pm Friday ($14) and Saturday ($16). Tickets are available online at https://www.comedyoffbroadway.com/event/nick-griffin. Reservations encouraged. For more information call 859-271-JOKE.   For videos and more information visit nickgriffin.net.

    2. Contra Dance (Berea)
      8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Contra Dance with caller Charley Harvey and band Zeke’s Fancy 8:00-11:00 PM (Beginner lesson 7:30-8:00 PM)

    3. The Lexington Passion Play
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Central Kentucky….we are back! We can’t describe how excited we are to be putting on this beautiful production and serving the community of Central Kentucky once again. This refreshed production of the passion of Jesus will feature a new script and updated music!

  2. Mar
    29
    Sun
    1. Kentucky Ballet Theatre presents Beauty & The Beast
      2:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Kentucky Ballet Theatre Presents Beauty & the Beast, A Classic Love Story, Turned Ballet! WHEN:                                   March 28, 2015 at 2 pm; March 29, 2015 at 2 pm WHERE:                                Lexington Opera House, 401 West Short Street Lexington, KY 40507 WHAT:                                   KBT presents one of their contemporary classical ballets featuring your favorite enchanted characters, Tavern folk, wolves, and of course, Gustav and the Beast as they duel over the damsel in distress, Belle. TICKETS:                            kyballettickets.com or 859.252.5245 — $35 best available to $16 high balcony, $20 student tickets, children 12 & under: $16 CONTACT:                        Brienne Lowry, Executive Director/Company Dancer Brie.Lowry@gmail.com, 314.606.3232, OR Adell Cook, KBT Office Manager at 859.252.5245 Lexington, KY – Kentucky Ballet Theatre, Lexington’s premier professional ballet company, will present their original production of Beauty & the Beast on the Lexington Opera House stage March 28-29, 2015. Artistic Director Norbe Risco uses a cast of nearly sixty dancers in this production highlighting his choreographic creativity and his dancers’ technique and style. Risco crafted his version of this story in 2012, developing a unique musical composition including Adams, Mahler and Strauss among others, to give audiences their spin on the classic love story. Due to popular demand, the production will return to the Opera House stage. In the story, Belle is an intelligent young woman living with her father, Marcel, the inventor. The egotistical Gustav is determined to marry Belle, but she has no interest in him. Her life changes drastically as she saves her father taking his place as prisoner in the Beast’s castle, after finding his scarf on a treacherous journey through the dark forest. Enchanted characters such as Lumiere, Mrs. Teapot, Mr. Horlodge and Ms. Featherduster are portrayed by KBT’s professional company members. Young academy students grace the stage as teacups, plates, silverware, napkins and more, welcoming Belle to their home. Villagers, Gustav and his sidekick, Beauty’s father Marcel, tavern folk and fearless wolves complete this high-energy cast. Principal dancer Kelsey Van Tine will dance the role of Belle while Allan Rivas is the Beast and principal dancer Jorge Barani will perform as both the high-leaping Gustav and as the enchanted candlestick, Lumiere. Tim Lamm, of the Vintage Dance Society, will portray Marcel. Custom built, three-dimensional costumes complement the multimedia scene changes created by Cincinnati visual artist, Mark Patsfall. Audience members are taken to and from the Beast’s home at the magical castle and everywhere in between: the village, Marcel’s home, the tavern and the dark forest. Gustav and the Beast vie for Belle’s love and duel as the ballet concludes. The Beast ultimately triumphs, professing his love for Belle by giving her the magical rose which returns him to human form after true love’s transformation. Advanced students from Kentucky Ballet theatre perform as wolves. Guest dancers from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati are tavern men. For more information and to order your tickets today, please visit kyballettickets.com or call 859.252.5245.

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

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

    6. ART EXHIBIT: 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

    7. Lexington Rock Gem and Jewelry Show
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Sponsored by Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club in conjunction with former Rockhounds of Central Kentucky. 28-29 March 2015. Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 11AM-5PM. Show includes minerals, jewelry, specimens, equipment dealers, exhibits, KY Agate, fluorescent display, prizes, and auctions. Admission $2 Adults, $1 Children, $5 Max Family, Scouts in uniform free. Web site: www.bggamc.homestead.com.

    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. Second Presbyterian Community Easter Egg Hunt!
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Join Second Presbyterian Church for a family tradition– our Community Easter Egg Hunt! Following Palm Sunday Services at 11:00, beginning at noon, we will offer kid-friendly snacks and simple craft activities. After snack-time we will have egg hunts first for pre-K children and then for elementary and up. Event will be rain or shine. Come join the fun!

    10. The Bluegrass Opera’s 4th Annual Easter Oratorio
      2:30 pm – 3:30 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!

    11. Faure Requiem with the Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      His Requiem “was composed…for fun” according to Gabriel Faure’.  This short piece is written for orchestra, organ, chorus with two soloists and is sung in Latin.

    12. Thy Will Be Done Easter Oratorio
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Lexington composer Angela Rice’s oratorio is a 90-minute celebration of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ by soloists, choir and orchestra. The fourth annual performance  is produced by Dr. Everett McCorvey and stars Metropolitan Opera tenor Gregory Turay.

    13. The Lexington Passion Play
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Central Kentucky….we are back! We can’t describe how excited we are to be putting on this beautiful production and serving the community of Central Kentucky once again. This refreshed production of the passion of Jesus will feature a new script and updated music!

  3. Mar
    30
    Mon
    1. “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Mar 30 (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. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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.

    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. What to Consider When Building a Birdhouse
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Berle Clay will demonstrate how to build a simple, rugged birdhouse. We will discuss where birds like to nest, why some birds like to choose their own nests, and what we can do to entice them to use the nests we build for them. Class limited to 30 people.

    16. 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.

  4. 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. 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. “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

    12. 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.

    13. 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.

    14. 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.

    15. 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.

    16. 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.

    17. There’s a __ in the Bathroom!: Writing Speculative Poetry
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Tuesdays, March 31-May 5. Does your poetry feel as though its feet are too tethered to the terra firma of realism? Could you stand to shake things up by mixing in a little more of the cosmos or phenomenal world? Do you constantly find yourself asking of your poems, “What if…?” Join award-winning poet and Poetry Editor of Apex Magazine, Bianca Spriggs, who will lead a generative and craft-oriented workshop on speculative poetry. This class is perfect for poets wanting to learn more about creating highly imaginative tension in their work as well as for particularly adventurous poets who don’t mind letting their geek flags fly. This class will examine classic and contemporary speculative poems as well as offer participants the opportunity to write and round-table workshop some of their own speculative poems.

  5. Apr
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    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.