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  1. Jul
    3
    Fri
    1. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Jul 3 (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. Jul
    4
    Sat
    1. ART EXHIBIT: CHESTER CORNETT: Beyond the Narrow Sky
      12:00 am – 12:00 am

      An exhibition of unique, beautifully hand-crafted furniture by legendary Appalachian artist Chester Cornett. Museum Hours: Tues.-Sun.: noon – 5 pm, Fri: noon – 8 pm; CLOSED MONDAYS

    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. 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: 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.

    5. Independence Day Sidewalk Sale at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
      10:00 am – 9:00 pm

      The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is the go-to stop for everyone to celebrate Independence Day in style. Sidewalk sales will be going on throughout the weekend and there’ll be entertainment for the whole family.  The mall will open for regular hours on Independence Day from 10am – 9pm. The sidewalk sales can be found throughout The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. The sidewalk sales will begin Friday, July 3 and end Monday, July 6.

    6. ART EXHIBIT: OTHER STREETS: Photographs from the Collection
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      An exhibition of black and white street photographs, drawn from the Art Museum’s extensive photography collection, taken during the 1950s-1970s. Includes work by Van Deren Coke, Bruce Davidson, and Ralph Eugene Meatyard and others. MUSEUM HOURS: Tue.-Sun.: noon-5 pm and Fri: noon-8 pm / CLOSED MONDAYS

    7. ART EXHIBIT: VIVIAN MAIER: On the Street
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      An exhibition of beautiful black and white street photographs taken in New York and Chicago during the 50s and 60s by a secretive nanny whose work was not discovered until after her death in 2009. MUSEUM HOURS: Tues-Sun: noon-5pm and Fri: noon-8pm CLOSED MONDAYS

    8. Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center Family Fun Day
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Come out for the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center Family Fun Day events - kids of all ages are welcome! Activities will include painting a horse shoe, dressing up like a jockey, taking a photo with the Secretariat statue, meeting our awesome adoptable Thoroughbreds, and more. Horse demonstrations throughout the day will showcase our retraining process. Tickets are $20 per family at the door and include all activities. Snacks and beverages will be available for an additional fee. For more information about the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center and our events check out our website. www.secretariatcenter.org

  3. Jul
    5
    Sun
    1. ART EXHIBIT: CHESTER CORNETT: Beyond the Narrow Sky
      12:00 am – 12:00 am

      An exhibition of unique, beautifully hand-crafted furniture by legendary Appalachian artist Chester Cornett. Museum Hours: Tues.-Sun.: noon – 5 pm, Fri: noon – 8 pm; CLOSED MONDAYS

    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. 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: 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.

    5. Independence Day Sidewalk Sale at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
      10:00 am – 9:00 pm

      The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is the go-to stop for everyone to celebrate Independence Day in style. Sidewalk sales will be going on throughout the weekend and there’ll be entertainment for the whole family.  The mall will open for regular hours on Independence Day from 10am – 9pm. The sidewalk sales can be found throughout The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. The sidewalk sales will begin Friday, July 3 and end Monday, July 6.

    6. ART EXHIBIT: OTHER STREETS: Photographs from the Collection
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      An exhibition of black and white street photographs, drawn from the Art Museum’s extensive photography collection, taken during the 1950s-1970s. Includes work by Van Deren Coke, Bruce Davidson, and Ralph Eugene Meatyard and others. MUSEUM HOURS: Tue.-Sun.: noon-5 pm and Fri: noon-8 pm / CLOSED MONDAYS

    7. ART EXHIBIT: VIVIAN MAIER: On the Street
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      An exhibition of beautiful black and white street photographs taken in New York and Chicago during the 50s and 60s by a secretive nanny whose work was not discovered until after her death in 2009. MUSEUM HOURS: Tues-Sun: noon-5pm and Fri: noon-8pm CLOSED MONDAYS

  4. Jul
    6
    Mon
    1. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Jul 6 (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. Summer SmART Camp @ MADE KY & the Kids Korner
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      A smart art camp for kids with personalized, hands-on instruction by a professional artist. SPACE IS LIMITED to only 6 students per class. CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015. CLASS DETAILS: 1 Day a Week • 4 Week Sessions Morning and Afternoon Sessions (3 Hours Each) • Projects include Clay, Painting, Recycled Materials & More! • • • Session 1: Mud & Miscellany MON, June 15 – MON, July 6 Session 2: Oh, the Things… MON, July 13 – MON, August 3 • • • Mondays • 9 am – Noon 5 – 8 Year Olds (ONLY 6 spots per session) Mondays • 1 pm – 4 pm 9 – 12 Year Olds (ONLY 6 spots per session)

    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. 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. Independence Day Sidewalk Sale at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
      10:00 am – 9:00 pm

      The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is the go-to stop for everyone to celebrate Independence Day in style. Sidewalk sales will be going on throughout the weekend and there’ll be entertainment for the whole family.  The mall will open for regular hours on Independence Day from 10am – 9pm. The sidewalk sales can be found throughout The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. The sidewalk sales will begin Friday, July 3 and end Monday, July 6.

    7. Lexington Ballet Advanced Summer Intensive
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

      SUMMER INTENSIVE is a one,two, or three-week comprehensive program for students and professionals. Focus is on classical ballet technique and complementary dance and fitness to challenge each student’s potential. Led by School Director Nancy Dominguez, the summer intensive provides exemplary instruction in a safe and nurturing environment. Lexington Ballet studios are located in the heart of downtown Lexington in the midst of restaurants, hotels, galleries, and boutiques.

    8. Jabberwocky & Other Wacky Words: Creating Your Own Language
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Jabberwocky & Other Wacky Words: Creating Your Own Language with Carole Johnston For grades 3-5. Let’s slay the “Frumious Bandersnatch” with our imaginations and some crayons. This class will take us on some strange adventures. The only way to be heroes will be to make up our own words, use them to act out stories and write them down. Meets on Monday, July 6-Thursday, July 9 (4 days) // 1:00-2:00 pm.

  5. Jul
    7
    Tue
    1. ART EXHIBIT: CHESTER CORNETT: Beyond the Narrow Sky
      12:00 am – 12:00 am

      An exhibition of unique, beautifully hand-crafted furniture by legendary Appalachian artist Chester Cornett. Museum Hours: Tues.-Sun.: noon – 5 pm, Fri: noon – 8 pm; CLOSED MONDAYS

    2. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Jul 7 (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.

    3. 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

    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. Lexington Ballet Advanced Summer Intensive
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

      SUMMER INTENSIVE is a one,two, or three-week comprehensive program for students and professionals. Focus is on classical ballet technique and complementary dance and fitness to challenge each student’s potential. Led by School Director Nancy Dominguez, the summer intensive provides exemplary instruction in a safe and nurturing environment. Lexington Ballet studios are located in the heart of downtown Lexington in the midst of restaurants, hotels, galleries, and boutiques.

    7. ART EXHIBIT: OTHER STREETS: Photographs from the Collection
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      An exhibition of black and white street photographs, drawn from the Art Museum’s extensive photography collection, taken during the 1950s-1970s. Includes work by Van Deren Coke, Bruce Davidson, and Ralph Eugene Meatyard and others. MUSEUM HOURS: Tue.-Sun.: noon-5 pm and Fri: noon-8 pm / CLOSED MONDAYS

    8. ART EXHIBIT: VIVIAN MAIER: On the Street
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      An exhibition of beautiful black and white street photographs taken in New York and Chicago during the 50s and 60s by a secretive nanny whose work was not discovered until after her death in 2009. MUSEUM HOURS: Tues-Sun: noon-5pm and Fri: noon-8pm CLOSED MONDAYS

    9. Photography: Level 2 at The Carnegie Center
      5:30 pm – 7:15 pm

      Photography: Level 2 with Camilo Quintana Once you know the basics, this class will help you loosen up a bit more with your camera so you can make your own decisions instead of your equipment making them for you. We will start using aperture priority and shutter priority to comprehend the aperture and speed of your camera. This will help you to understand the manual mode, giving you a whole new experience when taking photos. Bring your DSLR camera, and we will do assisted exercises and group critiques. Meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7-23 // 5:30-7:15 pm.

    10. Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative “Intro to Printmaking” Classes
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Intro to Printmaking Classes Summer 2015 Tuesdays, July 7-July 28, 6pm-8pm Learn printmaking basics!Juried members of the BPC teach the basics of a different printmaking medium each week. Mediums covered may include monotypes, monoprints, collagraph, etching, linoleum, etc.Limit: 6 students Marta Dorton monitors each week. Weekly medium/instructor for July session: July 7 Monotypes with Marta Dorton July 14 Collograph with Erica Meuser July 21 Relief Printmaking with Elizabeth Foley July 28 Linocut with Stephen Wiggins Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28. 6-8pm $100 / 4 classes Register: http://www.bgprintmakers.org/#!intro-to-printmaking-classes/cq5

    11. Partners in Printmaking with Karen Geesey
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Let’s explore images of partnership in art. We will look at portraits of couples including the Bridal Couple by Rembrandt, Portrait of a Man and Woman by the Master of Flémalle and Jean-Honoré Fragonard and others.  This will be an exploration in gesture and expression through monoprint processes.  This class would make a super summer date-night… but no dates required!  This four week class takes place on Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

  6. Jul
    8
    Wed
    1. ART EXHIBIT: CHESTER CORNETT: Beyond the Narrow Sky
      12:00 am – 12:00 am

      An exhibition of unique, beautifully hand-crafted furniture by legendary Appalachian artist Chester Cornett. Museum Hours: Tues.-Sun.: noon – 5 pm, Fri: noon – 8 pm; CLOSED MONDAYS

    2. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Jul 8 (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.

    3. 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

    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. Lexington Ballet Advanced Summer Intensive
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

      SUMMER INTENSIVE is a one,two, or three-week comprehensive program for students and professionals. Focus is on classical ballet technique and complementary dance and fitness to challenge each student’s potential. Led by School Director Nancy Dominguez, the summer intensive provides exemplary instruction in a safe and nurturing environment. Lexington Ballet studios are located in the heart of downtown Lexington in the midst of restaurants, hotels, galleries, and boutiques.

    8. ART EXHIBIT: OTHER STREETS: Photographs from the Collection
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      An exhibition of black and white street photographs, drawn from the Art Museum’s extensive photography collection, taken during the 1950s-1970s. Includes work by Van Deren Coke, Bruce Davidson, and Ralph Eugene Meatyard and others. MUSEUM HOURS: Tue.-Sun.: noon-5 pm and Fri: noon-8 pm / CLOSED MONDAYS

    9. ART EXHIBIT: VIVIAN MAIER: On the Street
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      An exhibition of beautiful black and white street photographs taken in New York and Chicago during the 50s and 60s by a secretive nanny whose work was not discovered until after her death in 2009. MUSEUM HOURS: Tues-Sun: noon-5pm and Fri: noon-8pm CLOSED MONDAYS

  7. Jul
    9
    Thu
    1. ART EXHIBIT: CHESTER CORNETT: Beyond the Narrow Sky
      12:00 am – 12:00 am

      An exhibition of unique, beautifully hand-crafted furniture by legendary Appalachian artist Chester Cornett. Museum Hours: Tues.-Sun.: noon – 5 pm, Fri: noon – 8 pm; CLOSED MONDAYS

    2. Diverse Methods: A Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative Exhibition
      Jul 9 (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.

    3. The Whippoorwill Festival – Skills for Earth-Friendly Living
      Jul 9 (all-day)

      July 9-12 at HomeGrown HideAways near Berea.  4 day outdoor learning festival featuring over 80 earth-friendly workshops on old time and traditional Appalachian living and gardening skills.  Live simpler, healthier and happier lives.  Tent camping, family friendly, kids 16 and under free.  Breakfast and dinner are included. RV spaces available. Complete list of workshops at www.whippoorwillfest.com Evening music and dancing featuring The Carmonas, Sam Gleaves, The Kentucky Clodhoppers, Kevin Howard, the Tennessee Turkeys.  Contra dance Saturday night, also pie auction, cake walk

    4. 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

    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.