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Agenda

  1. Sep
    19
    Fri
    1. OKTOBERFEST at Christ the king
      Sep 19 – Sep 20 (all-day)

      Christ the King OKTOBERFEST Featuring friends, German food and fun at Lexington’s premier Fall Fundraising festival. All ages welcome! Friday Nights Musical headliner includes THE SMITHEREENS and Saturday’s headliner is THE FIXX! FREE ADMISSION

  2. Sep
    20
    Sat
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Sep 20 (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 20 (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 20 (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 20 (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 20 (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. Sep
    21
    Sun
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Sep 21 (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 21 (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 21 (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 21 (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 21 (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. John van Willigen to sign, “Kentucky’s Cookbook Heritage: Two Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture”
      2:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Morris Book Shop is happy to host John van Willigen as he signs, Kentucky’s Cookbook Heritage: Two Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture. About the book: Food is a significant part of our daily lives and can be one of the most telling records of a time and place. Our meals — from what we eat, to how we prepare it, to how we consume it — illuminate our culture and history. As a result, cookbooks present a unique opportunity to analyze changing foodways and can yield surprising discoveries about society’s tastes and priorities In Kentucky’s Cookbook Heritage, John van Willigen explores the state’s history through its changing food culture, beginning with Lettice Bryan’s The Kentucky Housewife (originally published in 1839). Considered one of the earliest regional cookbooks, The Kentucky Housewife includes pre–Civil War recipes intended for use by a household staff instead of an individual cook, along with instructions for serving the family. Van Willigen also shares the story of the original Aunt Jemima — the advertising persona of Nancy Green, born in Montgomery County, Kentucky — who was one of many African American voices in Kentucky culinary history. Kentucky’s Cookbook Heritage is a journey through the history of the commonwealth, showcasing the shifting priorities and innovations of the times. Analyzing the historical importance of a wide range of publications, from the nonprofit and charity cookbooks that flourished at the end of the twentieth century to the contemporary cookbook that emphasizes local ingredients, van Willigen provides a valuable perspective on the state’s social history. About the author: John van Willigen is professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Kentucky and the author of many books, including Food and Everyday Life on Kentucky Family Farms, 1920–1950.

    7. Lexington Children’s Theatre: Miss Nelson is Missing!
      2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Recommended for 5yrs+ / Pre-K Grade+ Geography! Spelling! Math! The students of room 207 are failing them all, and it’s time for drastic measures – time for the worst kids in the world to meet the world’s meanest teacher. Viola Swamp strikes terror into the hearts of these rambunctious ruffians, and may even make them realize that a little learning isn’t such a bad thing. Sunday, September 14 – 2:00 Saturday, September 20 – 2:00 Saturday, September 20 –7:00 Sunday, September 21 – 2:00  

    8. 2nd Annual Hard Putters & Fast Greens Miniature Golf Tournament
      4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      The 2nd Annual Hard Putters & Fast Greens Miniature Golf Tournament is taking place at the Lexington Ice Center on Sunday, September 21st at 4:00pm. Competitors are encouraged to preregister on the website: www.HPFG.org

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

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

    10. 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

  4. Sep
    22
    Mon
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Sep 22 (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 22 (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. On the Verge presents “Much Ado” at Central Christian Church
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

    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. Sep
    23
    Tue
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Sep 23 (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 23 (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 23 (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 23 (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 23 (all-day)

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

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

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

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

      Grades 3-5 Tuesdays, September 16-November 18 In the Outstanding Writers League (O.W.L.), you’ll hone your writing skills in a creative, hands-on environment! Together, we’ll explore how fun writing can be as we write blogs, book and movie reviews, comic strips, and more. Funded by Children’s Charity Fund of the Bluegrass.

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

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

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

      Tuesdays, September 16-November 18. Learn Spanish for the first time or brush up on old skills! Great professional development opportunity. If you have questions about which level of Spanish is right for you, please contact Eric at ericblair0@gmail.com. Assumes strong knowledge of the preterite and imperfect tenses. Covers the present subjunctive mood and will touch on it in the past and conditional, as well. Students will learn many native speaker grammar concepts that are not usually found in textbooks. We will also use in-class readings to deepen our understanding. Optional $25 textbook (not included in price of class).

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

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

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

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

    12. Memories with Recipes: Journal Writing
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Tuesdays, September 23-November 11. Organize your beloved recipes into one cohesive book for yourself, friends, and family. In tribute to Maya Angelou’s book, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes, this workshop will lead you through writing your own stories about favorite dinner parties and holidays to include with recipes. Come prepared to share ideas and be inspired to create your own recipe journal. All levels welcome!

    13. Just Enough Italian
      5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

      Tuesdays, September 23-November 11. Get started on the way to communicating in Italian and appreciating Italian culture. In this 8-week course in conversational Italian, you’ll learn fundamentals of the language through exercises, poems, songs, and practice.

    14. 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

    15. Keeneland Library Lecture Series
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Keeneland Library Lecture Series returns Sept. 23-24 with presentations of recent works about Thoroughbred racing. On Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Paul Roberts will discuss Racecourse Architecture. The book, which Roberts wrote with Isabelle Taylor, is an exhaustive look at the history of the architecture at some of the world’s greatest race courses, including Keeneland. Roberts, the director of Turnberry Consulting in London, has extensive experience as a strategic consultant to racecourses, including Saratoga Race Course and Belmont Park in New York, Ascot and York Racecourses in the United Kingdom, Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia, and Leopardstown Racecourse in Ireland. On Sept. 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Roberts will talk about his book The Spa: The Legendary Saratoga Race Course. The book is an architectural history of the race track, the oldest sporting venue in the U.S. Following both presentations, guests may stay for a reception and book-signing with Roberts. A limited number of copies of Racecourse Architecture and The Spa will be available for purchase. The Keeneland Library Lecture Series is free, and ample parking is available.

  6. Sep
    24
    Wed
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Sep 24 (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 24 (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 24 (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 24 (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 24 (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. Yes We Can! Salsa Edition
      12:00 am – 12:00 am

      On Wednesday, September 24th, Seedleaf will be hosting a canning and preserving workshop at New Beginnings Church of God (845 Bryan Ave) where we will be making fresh salsa. To RSVP contact Seedleaf’s director, Ryan Koch, at ryan@seedleaf.org or 859-967-8865. There are 12 spaces available for this event, so please let us know if you are coming. This event will be offered free of charge.

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

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

    8. 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.

    9. Mary Newton: Contemplative Places
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

      Fourth Wednesday of each month, September through November. 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.

    12. Intermediate Italian
      5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

      Wednesdays, September 24-November 12. Build on your basic knowledge of Italian with this intermediate course. We will merge language and culture with constant references to Dante’s Inferno and Alessandro Manzoni’s I Promessi Sposi.

    13. 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

    14. Keeneland Library Lecture Series
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Keeneland Library Lecture Series returns Sept. 23-24 with presentations of recent works about Thoroughbred racing. On Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Paul Roberts will discuss Racecourse Architecture. The book, which Roberts wrote with Isabelle Taylor, is an exhaustive look at the history of the architecture at some of the world’s greatest race courses, including Keeneland. Roberts, the director of Turnberry Consulting in London, has extensive experience as a strategic consultant to racecourses, including Saratoga Race Course and Belmont Park in New York, Ascot and York Racecourses in the United Kingdom, Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia, and Leopardstown Racecourse in Ireland. On Sept. 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Roberts will talk about his book The Spa: The Legendary Saratoga Race Course. The book is an architectural history of the race track, the oldest sporting venue in the U.S. Following both presentations, guests may stay for a reception and book-signing with Roberts. A limited number of copies of Racecourse Architecture and The Spa will be available for purchase. The Keeneland Library Lecture Series is free, and ample parking is available.

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    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Sep 25 (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.