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  1. Jul
    28
    Tue
    1. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Jul 28 (all-day)

      June 22, 2015 – October 16, 2015 “Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative: Diverse Methods” Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative members showcase prints in “Diverse Methods”, a group exhibit at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY. This exhibits features the work of the many celebrated artists who comprise the Bluegrass Printmakers Collaborative, including work from: Kirsti Anderssen Marta Dorton Liz Foley Cristina Igelmo Natalia Ilieva Erica Meuser Cathy Vigor Carolynne Weber Stephen Wiggins “Diverse Methods” , a group exhibit of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, explores an array of personal experiences, learned messages and printmaking mediums. As we travel in our life journey we glean knowledge from our experiences, keeping some, discarding others. This exhibit provides a look into our varied journeys and some of the methods artists use to transcribe personal experience into visual art. The artwork on exhibit are printmaking pieces;  art pieces created by using pressure to transfer inks from a plate to paper. Mediums included in the show are collagraphs, etching, screen printing, monotypes, and linocuts, among others. The BPC plans several events and hands-on opportunities for community participation. 2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, organized to provide local and regional printmakers with a studio space to create prints, share knowledge and provide community. The estate of Lexington artist Lillian Boyer donated her hand-made printmaking press and the BPC began. The mission of the BPC is to be a thriving print studio where printmakers work and to create a dialogue about prints and art. Through demonstrations, classes and workshops the BPC exposes the community to prints and teaches printmaking processes. As juried members of the cooperative, printmakers also have the opportunity to exhibit and promote their artwork. Located on the lower level of ArtsPlace in Lexington, the BPC is part of LexArts’ Space to Create initiative, which offers support for local artists and arts organizations.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    3. Lexington Ballet MAD Camp
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      MAD Camp is a summer arts program for children ages 4-10, located in the heart of Lexington, KY. Students receive daily instruction in Music and Art (led by certified school teachers), and Dance (led by members of the Lexington Ballet Company). In addition to arts classes, students also participate in daily field trips throughout the heart of Lexington. These trips include: art museums, parks, theaters and other points of interest. This year, MAD Camp will be offered for 3 one-week sessions: July 20th-24th, July 27th-Aug 31st and Aug 3rd-7th. There will be different activities planned for all three weeks.

    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: LAL FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

    6. ART EXHIBIT: John G. Irvin Art Gallery at Central Bank
      4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      John G. Irvin Gallery at Central Bank is pleased to announce the original art works by the Kentucky State Nature Preserve Commission. Their show is entitled Kentucky’s Natural Heritage. This show is not to be missed! All artwork will be on display July 10 – July 31, 2015 A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, July 10, on the 5th floor executive area of the bank, located at 300 West Vine Street in Lexington from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m. The art may also be viewed during normal business hours Monday thru Friday.  The collection is displayed on floors 2 and 3. For more information please call Central Bank, Patricia Wheatley at 859-253-6346.

    7. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

    8. Photography: Level 3 at The Carnegie Center
      5:30 pm – 7:15 pm

      Photography: Level 3 with Camilo Quintana Take your photography to the next level by learning how to administer, conserve, and develop your image library. We will use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, which administers and helps create amazing images that will inspire, inform, and delight your audience. We will continue with assisted exercises to help shoot and develop your project. We will end with a project that will be exhibited at the Carnegie Center. Please bring your DSLR camera. Meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 28-August 13 // 5:30-7:15 pm.

    9. “Runoff” – Kentucky Theatrical Premiere
      6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Directed and written by Kentucky native Kimberly Levin, “Runoff” has been lauded by The New York Times, Variety, Roger Ebert, Indiewire, The Village Voice, Joyce Carol Oates among many others. The film was shot entirely on location in Kentucky on working farms and tells the story of a woman who goes to desperate lengths to save her family when threatened to be forced off their land. Following a July 23 premiere in Louisville, the film will premiere at the Kentucky Theater. It will remain there and at Louisville’s Village 8 Theater for a week-long theatrical run. Thursday, July 23rd, 2015- “Runoff” Film Special Preview Screening and Gala Tickets available here: http://runoffmovie.brownpapertickets.com Kentucky Theater Showtimes: Friday, July 24: 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 9:30 pm Saturday, July 25 & Sunday, July 26: 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm Monday, July 27: 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm Tuesday, July 28: 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm Wednesday, July 29: no shows Thursday, July 30: 7:30 pm

    10. The Adventures of Madeline Auditions at Lexington Children’s Theatre
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Adventures of Madeline at Lexington Children’s Theatre will be directed by guest director Karyn Czar. Casting roles for ages 9 to 99. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition time, call (859) 254-4546 ext 310. When you arrive at the theatre you will go to the check-in desk and turn in your audition packet (provided to you after you arrange your appointment) and then have your picture taken (don’t forget to bring $1 to pay for the picture). During the actual audition you may play some improvisational games and/or be asked to read from the script.  All performers must turn 9 prior to July 29, 2015 to be eligible to audition. The show will be performed on the LCT Main Stage. Performances will take place September 13th – 20th.

  2. Jul
    29
    Wed
    1. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Jul 29 (all-day)

      June 22, 2015 – October 16, 2015 “Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative: Diverse Methods” Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative members showcase prints in “Diverse Methods”, a group exhibit at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY. This exhibits features the work of the many celebrated artists who comprise the Bluegrass Printmakers Collaborative, including work from: Kirsti Anderssen Marta Dorton Liz Foley Cristina Igelmo Natalia Ilieva Erica Meuser Cathy Vigor Carolynne Weber Stephen Wiggins “Diverse Methods” , a group exhibit of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, explores an array of personal experiences, learned messages and printmaking mediums. As we travel in our life journey we glean knowledge from our experiences, keeping some, discarding others. This exhibit provides a look into our varied journeys and some of the methods artists use to transcribe personal experience into visual art. The artwork on exhibit are printmaking pieces;  art pieces created by using pressure to transfer inks from a plate to paper. Mediums included in the show are collagraphs, etching, screen printing, monotypes, and linocuts, among others. The BPC plans several events and hands-on opportunities for community participation. 2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, organized to provide local and regional printmakers with a studio space to create prints, share knowledge and provide community. The estate of Lexington artist Lillian Boyer donated her hand-made printmaking press and the BPC began. The mission of the BPC is to be a thriving print studio where printmakers work and to create a dialogue about prints and art. Through demonstrations, classes and workshops the BPC exposes the community to prints and teaches printmaking processes. As juried members of the cooperative, printmakers also have the opportunity to exhibit and promote their artwork. Located on the lower level of ArtsPlace in Lexington, the BPC is part of LexArts’ Space to Create initiative, which offers support for local artists and arts organizations.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    3. Lexington Ballet MAD Camp
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      MAD Camp is a summer arts program for children ages 4-10, located in the heart of Lexington, KY. Students receive daily instruction in Music and Art (led by certified school teachers), and Dance (led by members of the Lexington Ballet Company). In addition to arts classes, students also participate in daily field trips throughout the heart of Lexington. These trips include: art museums, parks, theaters and other points of interest. This year, MAD Camp will be offered for 3 one-week sessions: July 20th-24th, July 27th-Aug 31st and Aug 3rd-7th. There will be different activities planned for all three weeks.

    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: LAL FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

    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: John G. Irvin Art Gallery at Central Bank
      4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      John G. Irvin Gallery at Central Bank is pleased to announce the original art works by the Kentucky State Nature Preserve Commission. Their show is entitled Kentucky’s Natural Heritage. This show is not to be missed! All artwork will be on display July 10 – July 31, 2015 A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, July 10, on the 5th floor executive area of the bank, located at 300 West Vine Street in Lexington from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m. The art may also be viewed during normal business hours Monday thru Friday.  The collection is displayed on floors 2 and 3. For more information please call Central Bank, Patricia Wheatley at 859-253-6346.

    8. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

    9. “Runoff” – Kentucky Theatrical Premiere
      6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Directed and written by Kentucky native Kimberly Levin, “Runoff” has been lauded by The New York Times, Variety, Roger Ebert, Indiewire, The Village Voice, Joyce Carol Oates among many others. The film was shot entirely on location in Kentucky on working farms and tells the story of a woman who goes to desperate lengths to save her family when threatened to be forced off their land. Following a July 23 premiere in Louisville, the film will premiere at the Kentucky Theater. It will remain there and at Louisville’s Village 8 Theater for a week-long theatrical run. Thursday, July 23rd, 2015- “Runoff” Film Special Preview Screening and Gala Tickets available here: http://runoffmovie.brownpapertickets.com Kentucky Theater Showtimes: Friday, July 24: 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 9:30 pm Saturday, July 25 & Sunday, July 26: 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm Monday, July 27: 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm Tuesday, July 28: 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm Wednesday, July 29: no shows Thursday, July 30: 7:30 pm

  3. Jul
    30
    Thu
    1. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Jul 30 (all-day)

      June 22, 2015 – October 16, 2015 “Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative: Diverse Methods” Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative members showcase prints in “Diverse Methods”, a group exhibit at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY. This exhibits features the work of the many celebrated artists who comprise the Bluegrass Printmakers Collaborative, including work from: Kirsti Anderssen Marta Dorton Liz Foley Cristina Igelmo Natalia Ilieva Erica Meuser Cathy Vigor Carolynne Weber Stephen Wiggins “Diverse Methods” , a group exhibit of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, explores an array of personal experiences, learned messages and printmaking mediums. As we travel in our life journey we glean knowledge from our experiences, keeping some, discarding others. This exhibit provides a look into our varied journeys and some of the methods artists use to transcribe personal experience into visual art. The artwork on exhibit are printmaking pieces;  art pieces created by using pressure to transfer inks from a plate to paper. Mediums included in the show are collagraphs, etching, screen printing, monotypes, and linocuts, among others. The BPC plans several events and hands-on opportunities for community participation. 2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, organized to provide local and regional printmakers with a studio space to create prints, share knowledge and provide community. The estate of Lexington artist Lillian Boyer donated her hand-made printmaking press and the BPC began. The mission of the BPC is to be a thriving print studio where printmakers work and to create a dialogue about prints and art. Through demonstrations, classes and workshops the BPC exposes the community to prints and teaches printmaking processes. As juried members of the cooperative, printmakers also have the opportunity to exhibit and promote their artwork. Located on the lower level of ArtsPlace in Lexington, the BPC is part of LexArts’ Space to Create initiative, which offers support for local artists and arts organizations.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    3. Lexington Ballet MAD Camp
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      MAD Camp is a summer arts program for children ages 4-10, located in the heart of Lexington, KY. Students receive daily instruction in Music and Art (led by certified school teachers), and Dance (led by members of the Lexington Ballet Company). In addition to arts classes, students also participate in daily field trips throughout the heart of Lexington. These trips include: art museums, parks, theaters and other points of interest. This year, MAD Camp will be offered for 3 one-week sessions: July 20th-24th, July 27th-Aug 31st and Aug 3rd-7th. There will be different activities planned for all three weeks.

    4. 8th Annual OWL Foundation Golf Outing
      10:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Opportunity for Work & Learning (OWL, Inc.) partners within communities to educate and equip individuals with barriers to employment to reach their vocational goals. Our 8th Annual OWL Foundation Golf Outing and silent auction will be held on July 30 at the University Club of Kentucky. Registration fees include course fees and goodie bag, lunch, course refreshments, and an after-event reception. A professional PGA -taught golf clinic will also be available. All proceeds benefit the OWL Foundation. Registration details can be found online at http://www.owlinc.net/owl_foundation_golf_outing.html.

    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: LAL FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

    7. ART EXHIBIT: John G. Irvin Art Gallery at Central Bank
      4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      John G. Irvin Gallery at Central Bank is pleased to announce the original art works by the Kentucky State Nature Preserve Commission. Their show is entitled Kentucky’s Natural Heritage. This show is not to be missed! All artwork will be on display July 10 – July 31, 2015 A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, July 10, on the 5th floor executive area of the bank, located at 300 West Vine Street in Lexington from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m. The art may also be viewed during normal business hours Monday thru Friday.  The collection is displayed on floors 2 and 3. For more information please call Central Bank, Patricia Wheatley at 859-253-6346.

    8. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

    9. ACT Test Prep at The Carnegie Center
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      ACT Test Prep with Rajiv Khanna For grades 10-12. Prepare for test dates in fall 2015 and beyond! Together, we will work on several typical ACT questions from each of the four ACT subject areas of English, math, reading, and science. Test-taking strategies will be discussed. Homework will be assigned so that you have a guide to optimizing your test preparation efforts. Fee includes ACT prep book. Must register at least one week in advance to be guaranteed a book on the first day. Space is limited! 5-part class: Thursday, July 30; Monday, August 3; Thursday, August 6; Monday, August 10; & Thursday, August 13 // 5:30-7:00 pm.

    10. Lower Elementary Math
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Lower Elementary Math with Sharron Brown For grades K-2. In this hands-on class, we will use games, music/songs, hands-on activities, manipulatives, and art to learn basic math concepts such as telling time, counting money, fractions, number sense, addition/subtraction facts, geometry, and more! Meets on Thursdays, June 18-July 30 (no class July 9) // 5:30-6:30 pm.

    11. “Runoff” – Kentucky Theatrical Premiere
      6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Directed and written by Kentucky native Kimberly Levin, “Runoff” has been lauded by The New York Times, Variety, Roger Ebert, Indiewire, The Village Voice, Joyce Carol Oates among many others. The film was shot entirely on location in Kentucky on working farms and tells the story of a woman who goes to desperate lengths to save her family when threatened to be forced off their land. Following a July 23 premiere in Louisville, the film will premiere at the Kentucky Theater. It will remain there and at Louisville’s Village 8 Theater for a week-long theatrical run. Thursday, July 23rd, 2015- “Runoff” Film Special Preview Screening and Gala Tickets available here: http://runoffmovie.brownpapertickets.com Kentucky Theater Showtimes: Friday, July 24: 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 9:30 pm Saturday, July 25 & Sunday, July 26: 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm Monday, July 27: 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm Tuesday, July 28: 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm Wednesday, July 29: no shows Thursday, July 30: 7:30 pm

    12. Ballet Under the Stars at Woodland Park
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Ballet Under the Stars is one of Central Kentucky’s most anticipated events of the summer. This unique festival allows audiences to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of a professional ballet in a relaxed, casual setting of the park. The event will begin with a pre-show youth production (The Little Mermaid) at 8 p.m. followed by the main show that will feature professional dancers from Kentucky Ballet Theatre. Lawn chairs and/or blankets should be brought for seating and patrons may pack a picnic dinner or purchase concessions onsite. For more information, please call 288-2925. Ballet Under the Stars is presented by Lexington Parks & Recreation, the Ballet Under the Stars Volunteer Committee, and Don Jacobs Honda/BMW/Volkswagen.

  4. Jul
    31
    Fri
    1. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Jul 31 (all-day)

      June 22, 2015 – October 16, 2015 “Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative: Diverse Methods” Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative members showcase prints in “Diverse Methods”, a group exhibit at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY. This exhibits features the work of the many celebrated artists who comprise the Bluegrass Printmakers Collaborative, including work from: Kirsti Anderssen Marta Dorton Liz Foley Cristina Igelmo Natalia Ilieva Erica Meuser Cathy Vigor Carolynne Weber Stephen Wiggins “Diverse Methods” , a group exhibit of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, explores an array of personal experiences, learned messages and printmaking mediums. As we travel in our life journey we glean knowledge from our experiences, keeping some, discarding others. This exhibit provides a look into our varied journeys and some of the methods artists use to transcribe personal experience into visual art. The artwork on exhibit are printmaking pieces;  art pieces created by using pressure to transfer inks from a plate to paper. Mediums included in the show are collagraphs, etching, screen printing, monotypes, and linocuts, among others. The BPC plans several events and hands-on opportunities for community participation. 2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative, organized to provide local and regional printmakers with a studio space to create prints, share knowledge and provide community. The estate of Lexington artist Lillian Boyer donated her hand-made printmaking press and the BPC began. The mission of the BPC is to be a thriving print studio where printmakers work and to create a dialogue about prints and art. Through demonstrations, classes and workshops the BPC exposes the community to prints and teaches printmaking processes. As juried members of the cooperative, printmakers also have the opportunity to exhibit and promote their artwork. Located on the lower level of ArtsPlace in Lexington, the BPC is part of LexArts’ Space to Create initiative, which offers support for local artists and arts organizations.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    3. Lafayette High School Class of 1965′s 50th Reunion
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Lafayette High School class of 1965′s 50th Reunion Dates:  July 31 and  August 1, 2015 To register and sign up for each date activity, please go to www.lafayettesr65.com Let’s make this the Best!!! All event details are on the website and you must be registered in order to attend.

    4. Lexington Ballet MAD Camp
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      MAD Camp is a summer arts program for children ages 4-10, located in the heart of Lexington, KY. Students receive daily instruction in Music and Art (led by certified school teachers), and Dance (led by members of the Lexington Ballet Company). In addition to arts classes, students also participate in daily field trips throughout the heart of Lexington. These trips include: art museums, parks, theaters and other points of interest. This year, MAD Camp will be offered for 3 one-week sessions: July 20th-24th, July 27th-Aug 31st and Aug 3rd-7th. There will be different activities planned for all three weeks.

    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: LAL FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

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

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

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

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

    8. FREE Writing Practice at The Carnegie Center
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      FREE Writing Practice with Cole Bennett This is an opportunity to write without rules, editing, or judgment—the best way to start. It’s also the best way to limber up or generate something new and energetic for working on later. We write from a simple prompt, followed by readings and “recalls” where other writers simply recall your words back to you without criticism or praise. Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down The Bones is suggested reading, but not required. Join at any time. Meets on Fridays, June 12-August 28 // noon-1:30 pm.

    9. ART EXHIBIT: John G. Irvin Art Gallery at Central Bank
      4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      John G. Irvin Gallery at Central Bank is pleased to announce the original art works by the Kentucky State Nature Preserve Commission. Their show is entitled Kentucky’s Natural Heritage. This show is not to be missed! All artwork will be on display July 10 – July 31, 2015 A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, July 10, on the 5th floor executive area of the bank, located at 300 West Vine Street in Lexington from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m. The art may also be viewed during normal business hours Monday thru Friday.  The collection is displayed on floors 2 and 3. For more information please call Central Bank, Patricia Wheatley at 859-253-6346.

    10. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 14 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 14, our annual summer group exhibition for the Gallery Hop’s first mid-summer event. We are delighted to introduce new paintings by Louisville artist Ewa Perz, Cincinnati artist Linda Fischer, Belgian artist Marleen De Waele-De Bock, who has lived in Nashville for several years, Stephen Howell and David Stenulson of Lexington, and sculpture by Jason Kelty, a Shepardsville artist who earned an MFA from the University of Kentucky. We will also present an impressive variety of new work from other artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Sondra Dorn, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Ulrike Hahn, Nori Hall, Georgia Henkel, Mike Holdren, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Joe Molinaro, Elissa Morley, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Janet Neuwalder, Mary Newton, Anna Marie Pavlik,  Spencer Reinhard, Chris Segre-Lewis,  Valerie Shesko, David Shiner, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner. The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 6, 2015. The gallery is open Tuesdays though Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 10am-2pm with extended hours during special events, theater performances and by appointment.

    11. Ballet Under the Stars at Woodland Park
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Ballet Under the Stars is one of Central Kentucky’s most anticipated events of the summer. This unique festival allows audiences to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of a professional ballet in a relaxed, casual setting of the park. The event will begin with a pre-show youth production (The Little Mermaid) at 8 p.m. followed by the main show that will feature professional dancers from Kentucky Ballet Theatre. Lawn chairs and/or blankets should be brought for seating and patrons may pack a picnic dinner or purchase concessions onsite. For more information, please call 288-2925. Ballet Under the Stars is presented by Lexington Parks & Recreation, the Ballet Under the Stars Volunteer Committee, and Don Jacobs Honda/BMW/Volkswagen.

  5. Aug
    1
    Sat
    1. ART EXHIBIT: notBIG(3) a small arts juried competition at M.S. Rezny Gallery
      8:00 am – 11:00 pm

      not BIG(3)is a juried show that is open to all individual artists working in the contemporary arts.  There is no intended theme for the work; it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”.  No works over 12 inches in any direction including frame.  A $500 1st place award and three $100. awards will be presented.  The juror is Nathan Zamarron, LexArts, Community Arts Manager, Lexington, KY. Zamarron is a respected curator of dozens of exhibits and is active facilitating public art projects and workshops. Entry deadline is June 15th, 2015, and the exhibit is August 11th- September 11th, 2015. A complete prospectus can be found www.msreznygallery.jimdo.com

    2. Lafayette High School Class of 1965′s 50th Reunion
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Lafayette High School class of 1965′s 50th Reunion Dates:  July 31 and  August 1, 2015 To register and sign up for each date activity, please go to www.lafayettesr65.com Let’s make this the Best!!! All event details are on the website and you must be registered in order to attend.

    3. LBX Dig Deep 5K at Keeneland
      8:30 am – 11:00 am

      LBX Company, Makers of the Link-Belt Excavator, is proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual LBX Dig Deep 5k Run/Walk to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The race will take place on August 1st, 2015 at 8:30am beginning at Keeneland. 100% of the net proceeds from the race plus a generous match from LBX will be going directly to the Lexington Shriners Hospitals for Children. Race information Door Prizes Chip timing Performance T-Shirts D.J. Stitz Refreshments Walkers/runners welcome Pet friendly http://lbxdigdeep.com

    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: LAL FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Lexington Art League presents FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger + Ritual, an exploration of food and eating as seen through diverse perspectives from thirty-five local and international artists from May 22 – August 9 at the Loudoun House.

    6. Shaker Village Craft Fair
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Shaker Village Craft Fair is one of the state’s premier craft events. The fair attracts the elite among regional artisans as well as up-and-coming new artists, and boasts an assortment of crafts including exceptional pottery, jewelry, glassware, woven rugs, needle craft, basketry, leather goods, floral design and Shaker reproductions. http://shakervillageky.org/event/craft-fair/

    7. Wood Dough Bowl Carving Class at McConnell Springs
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Cost is $30 for this class.  Pre-registration is required for all wood carving classes.  Classes are taught by the Lexington Wood Carvers Guild. You can register by calling 225-4073

    8. Writing Memoir at The Carnegie Center
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Writing Memoir with Jessica Caudill In this memoir writing seminar, you’ll learn how to transform the ordinary into extraordinary, the mundane into magical. We will discuss how to use research in a writerly way, including how creative nonfiction writing research differs from academic research. We will explore how to write down a simple memory in different ways (flash, scene, etc.) to uncover important details so the story moves out of confession mode. We will do generative writing exercises to help you unlock your story ideas.