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Agenda

  1. Apr
    18
    Sat
    1. Lexington Dream Factory “Up, Up and Away” Annual Gala
      6:30 pm – 12:00 am

      Join us for our annual fundraiser to make local youth’s dreams come true! Lexington Dream Factory helps dreams take flight for youth with critical and severe chronic illnesses in the local area.  2015 gala will feature live music and dancing by ”Burning Las Vegas” with catering by SouthVan events.  Live and silent auction throughout the evening. Make your required reservations early by calling (859) 254-9474.

  2. Apr
    19
    Sun
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

    2. Guest Chef Night at Best Friend Bar
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Guest Chef Night at Best Friend Bar Best Friend Bar is excited to announce our Guest Chef Night Series, in which will feature special onetime menus designed by some of Lexington’s finest culinary professionals. Our best friend Robert Weickel, formerly of Table 310 and currently of Proof on Main in Louisville, will be kicking off the series this Sunday, February 22 starting at 5 p.m! Come on out and enjoy food, friends and drinks with us over at Best Friend Bar located at 500 Euclid Avenue. Check back or contact us on the following sites for more upcoming details on Robert’s awesome menu items for the evening and more on the chefs featured in this ongoing series! https://www.facebook.com/bestfriendbarlexington http://instagram.com/bestfriendbar/

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

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

    4. Dress for Success Lexington Spring Blowout Sale
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Are you a woman who likes to shop? Dress for Success Lexington is a local nonprofit that works to empower economically disadvantaged women in our community by providing professional attire and career development services. Our popular sale to benefit the ladies of Dress for Success Lexington returns – with 2 extra days! Join us on Friday, April 17th- Sunday, April 19th from 10 am – 5 pm for some great savings on some of your favorite labels and styles. The sale features everything you could want for the ladies – ladies clothing, shoes, accessories and more will be available! Come early on Friday, April 17th at 9:00 for our V.I.P. Sale and be the first to take advantage of all the great deals! For a $20 donation you can get a jump on the public and shop early! 100% of the proceeds stay local and benefit the suiting and career programs at Dress for Success Lexington to help empower the women in our community on their path to self-sufficiency!    

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

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

    8. Hair
      7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Join the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance as we tell the story of a “tribe” of politically active, long-haired hippies living in 1968, New York City, as they fight against conscription into the Vietnam War.

    9. Home Free
      8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      ***Tickets On Sale 2/20*** Sun, April 19, 2015 8:00 PM (Doors open at: 7:00 PM) Home Free Lexington Opera House 401 West Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507 (859-233-4567) All Ages. $30.00 Advance. $33.00 Day Of Show. Tickets available from Ticketmaster Presale Password: CHEER – Presale starts 2/19 at 10am! Ticket prices range from $30.00 and $100 VIP tickets in advance. All tickets $3.00 higher day of show! VIP Tickets Include: – Pre-show Meet and greet and Q&A with the band inside the theatre (90 minutes prior to the show) – Exclusive Spring 2015 Tour VIP Laminate – Limited-Edition Show Hatch Print – A photo with the band – Crowd-free merchandise shopping

  3. Apr
    20
    Mon
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Apr 20 (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. ART EXHIBIT: Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

    5. 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.

    6. ART EXHIBIT: “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

    7. Hair
      7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Join the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance as we tell the story of a “tribe” of politically active, long-haired hippies living in 1968, New York City, as they fight against conscription into the Vietnam War.

  4. Apr
    21
    Tue
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Apr 21 (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. ART EXHIBIT: Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

    4. “Learn and Play” at Crestwood Christian Church
      9:30 am – 11:30 am

      Classes for children 2-3 years old and a parent or caregiver. Enjoy play and learning activities with your child and learn some useful parenting tools under the guidance of early childhood professionals and parent educators, in both English and Spanish. Tuesday mornings April 14, 21, 28 and May 3, 12 &19 from 9:30-11:30 am at Crestwood Christian Church. This program is provided at no charge under a grant from Blue Grass Community Foundation. Enroll on our website www.enrichingfamilies.org or Call: 859-533-0531 (English) or 859-229-3446 (Spanish).

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

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

    8. Family Fun & Learning Nights: Celebrate the Earth
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Join us as we show appreciation for our environment through educational activities and crafts! Activities and crafts for the whole family. Registration is required for all Family Fun and Learning Nights. FREE dinner is provided to families who pre-register, and a free book is given away to every child. Only for families with children ages 3-12.

    9. Plein Air Drawing and Watercolor Painting
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      We will visit sites of historic buildings around the LASC neighborhood to complete two works of art. Being out before our subject, we can experience the freshness and mood of the site as our inspiration to stretch our skills.  We will render our responses to the unique atmosphere of each sitting, exploring the nuances of building colors, time-of-day, and other environmental factors.  This four-week course takes place on Tuesdays (April 14, 21, 28, May 5), from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  This course is suited for teens and adults.  The cost is $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    10. Hair
      7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Join the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance as we tell the story of a “tribe” of politically active, long-haired hippies living in 1968, New York City, as they fight against conscription into the Vietnam War.

  5. Apr
    22
    Wed
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Apr 22 (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. ART EXHIBIT: Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    6. 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.

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

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

    8. Monthly Book Discussion
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Join us for discussion of contemporary and classic novels as well as nonfiction, plays, and poetry chosen by the group. For current selections or more information, contact Alan at church11@webtv.net or 859-254-5649. Instructed by Alan Church.

    9. The Artist’s Way: Nurturing Our Creative Life
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Wednesdays, April 22-May 27. We will strengthen the roots of our creative life by working through Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. Whether encountering it for the first time or the fiftieth, Cameron’s insight into the creative process and exercises for stimulating creative work are an invaluable resource and guide. The practice of keeping a journal called “Morning Pages” will be a key aspect of this journey. We will work through the introduction and chapters 1-6 in the winter, and chapters 7-12 in the spring. New students are welcome in the spring session. Each participant will need a copy of The Artist’s Way. Instructed by Susan Christerson Brown. Note: this class takes place at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Circle. Please call 859-273-2911 to reserve a spot!

    10. Hair
      7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Join the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance as we tell the story of a “tribe” of politically active, long-haired hippies living in 1968, New York City, as they fight against conscription into the Vietnam War.

  6. Apr
    23
    Thu
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Apr 23 (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. ART EXHIBIT: Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    6. ART EXHIBIT: “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

    7. Arts & Letters
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      A combination of art and writing!  Overcome our inhibitions about writing and enjoy the pleasure of working from unexpected prompts in a free-flow process that can serve as a great starting point for prose or poetry!  We will also explore monotype printmaking using water-based mediums and create artwork to decorate our notebooks.  Everyone will take home extra printmaking pieces and a covered notebook containing personal writing.  This four-week course takes place on Thursdays (April 9, 16, 23, 30), from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm. This course is suited for teens and adults.  The cost is $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    8. Developing Dynamic Wildlife Art
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      This course will help you create interesting wildlife art with a sense of character and life.  Learn to create an original image based on careful study of a specific animal of your choice in an engaging environment.  We will study the structure, anatomy, forms, and motions of the animal, then create an interesting pose as we plan out a composition and enrich it with drama.  Projects will include thumbnail sketches, drawings, and mixed media paintings.  This four-week course takes place on Thursdays (April 9, 16, 23, 30), from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm. This course is suited for teens and adults.  The cost is $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    9. Hair
      7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Join the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance as we tell the story of a “tribe” of politically active, long-haired hippies living in 1968, New York City, as they fight against conscription into the Vietnam War.

  7. Apr
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    1. ART EXHIBIT: “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Apr 24 (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. ART EXHIBIT: Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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