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Agenda

  1. Feb
    1
    Sun
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Joyful Brushes: Works By Artists of the Plymale Gallery & Studio
      8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      People, places and objects come to life on canvas with joyful brushes in this group exhibition featuring 19 Central Kentucky artists.  Gallery hours are Tues – Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and between 8:30 a.m. & 10:55 a.m. services. Opening reception on Sunday, January 11th at 12:30 p.m. (immediately following the 10:55 a.m. service).

    2. ART EXHIBIT: “Lens-Less” alternative captivating photography at M.S. Rezny Studio
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      An exploration of 19th century photographic technology with a 21st century vision, each of these photographers uses different photographic techniques to create photographs without the use of a lens. Using a pinhole camera and traditional B&W paper, Kevin Griggs exposes the image for months resulting in an eerie landscape that documents times travels. Darrell Kincer’s silver gelatin images of contrasting typography and illustration begin by placing currency on photographic paper (photogram) and then finishing with a mordançaged, an unusual alternative process that allows for the literal removal of dark emulsion from the print. Nadezda Nikolova relies on wet plate collodion, a 19th century antiquarian process, to create handmade, one-of-a-kind images on aluminum plates. Mary Rezny explores Lumen prints created by placing objects directly on traditional B&W paper and exposing it to sunlight for long periods. Exhibit: January 13th – February 28th, Artist Reception January 16th, 2015 Workshops: Saturday January 17th & Saturday January 31st, 2015  

    3. First Sunday with Samuel
      5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      Spiritual or religious?  Open minds lead to open hearts.  Experience the difference that leads to a life of living love, self-empowerment and vitality at Phoenix Institute, 655 Lima Drive.  Discover Samuel at the free First Sunday meeting Feb. 1 at 5:00 p.m.   Lea Schultz has been channeling Samuel since 1984.  Stay for a vegan reception afterward.  Call (859)231-8449 for details or go to www.discoversamuel.com or check out our Facebook page – A Love-filled Life Phoenix Institute, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax exempt 501(c)3 organization

    4. “Ghosts of Super Bowls Past” Party
      6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Coba Cocina is hosting a “Ghosts of Super Bowls Past” party for the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1st at 6:00pm.  Guests are encouraged to wear their favourite jerseys of all time, no matter who is playing.  Food and drink packages are available.  Reservations recommended but not required.  Call Coba at 859-523-8484 for more information.

    5. Beards, Bourbon, Bands & Burlesque Weekend
      7:00 pm – 11:55 pm

      Witness two unique events for Lexington’s new and improved annual beard competition and entertainment showcases with all net proceeds benefitting Green House17, an advocacy agency for survivors of intimate partner abuse. These events are proudly presented by The Nomadic Beardsmen of the Bluegrass. The NBB, Kentucky Burlesque Society, Vagabond Artists Collective and Cosmic Charlie’s. Purchase tickets at http://www.cosmic-charlies.com Friday January 30 – Meet & Greet Registration with Live Music DOORS 7 PM, SHOW AT 8 PM – $5 – AGES 18+ Sign up for the competition, watch some awesome bands, and pick up some super cool gear from our vendors! Bands: Sonic Deville The Slams Floraburn Pulse Saturday January 31 – Beard Competition with Burlesque Entertainment DOORS 7 PM, SHOW AT 8 PM – $20 – AGES 18+ Witness some of the most epic facial hair you have ever seen in your life as contenders from far and wide descend upon Lexington to take home the victories! 14 categories, listed below. Registration will only be open from 7:00-7:30 PM on Saturday, your best bet is to register on Friday at the Meet & Greet! Throughout the night take in the lovely sights of burlesque and variety performers from Kentucky Burlesque Society and Vagabond Artists Collective and jam with us as Brown Bag Travelers closes out the night. Don’t forget to take photos with your friends and the performers at the photo booth provided by shootingfrenzy!

  2. Feb
    2
    Mon
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Joyful Brushes: Works By Artists of the Plymale Gallery & Studio
      8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      People, places and objects come to life on canvas with joyful brushes in this group exhibition featuring 19 Central Kentucky artists.  Gallery hours are Tues – Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and between 8:30 a.m. & 10:55 a.m. services. Opening reception on Sunday, January 11th at 12:30 p.m. (immediately following the 10:55 a.m. service).

    2. 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.

    3. ART EXHIBIT: “Lens-Less” alternative captivating photography at M.S. Rezny Studio
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      An exploration of 19th century photographic technology with a 21st century vision, each of these photographers uses different photographic techniques to create photographs without the use of a lens. Using a pinhole camera and traditional B&W paper, Kevin Griggs exposes the image for months resulting in an eerie landscape that documents times travels. Darrell Kincer’s silver gelatin images of contrasting typography and illustration begin by placing currency on photographic paper (photogram) and then finishing with a mordançaged, an unusual alternative process that allows for the literal removal of dark emulsion from the print. Nadezda Nikolova relies on wet plate collodion, a 19th century antiquarian process, to create handmade, one-of-a-kind images on aluminum plates. Mary Rezny explores Lumen prints created by placing objects directly on traditional B&W paper and exposing it to sunlight for long periods. Exhibit: January 13th – February 28th, Artist Reception January 16th, 2015 Workshops: Saturday January 17th & Saturday January 31st, 2015  

    4. Independent Film Networking Group
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      This group will meet at the Carnegie Center each month for those interested in networking for independent film projects. Those with technical proficiency are welcome to attend, such as lighting and sound people, editors, screenwriters, film directors, and producers. There will be some time available each meeting for discussion of members’ screenwriting. Instructed by Christopher Kelder.

  3. Feb
    3
    Tue
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Joyful Brushes: Works By Artists of the Plymale Gallery & Studio
      8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      People, places and objects come to life on canvas with joyful brushes in this group exhibition featuring 19 Central Kentucky artists.  Gallery hours are Tues – Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and between 8:30 a.m. & 10:55 a.m. services. Opening reception on Sunday, January 11th at 12:30 p.m. (immediately following the 10:55 a.m. service).

    2. ART EXHIBIT: “Lens-Less” alternative captivating photography at M.S. Rezny Studio
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      An exploration of 19th century photographic technology with a 21st century vision, each of these photographers uses different photographic techniques to create photographs without the use of a lens. Using a pinhole camera and traditional B&W paper, Kevin Griggs exposes the image for months resulting in an eerie landscape that documents times travels. Darrell Kincer’s silver gelatin images of contrasting typography and illustration begin by placing currency on photographic paper (photogram) and then finishing with a mordançaged, an unusual alternative process that allows for the literal removal of dark emulsion from the print. Nadezda Nikolova relies on wet plate collodion, a 19th century antiquarian process, to create handmade, one-of-a-kind images on aluminum plates. Mary Rezny explores Lumen prints created by placing objects directly on traditional B&W paper and exposing it to sunlight for long periods. Exhibit: January 13th – February 28th, Artist Reception January 16th, 2015 Workshops: Saturday January 17th & Saturday January 31st, 2015  

    3. English & Literacy for Adults
      6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

      Tuesdays, February 3-April 28 (no class March 17). 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. Instructed by Dr. Kristen Perry & UK students.

  4. Feb
    4
    Wed
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Joyful Brushes: Works By Artists of the Plymale Gallery & Studio
      8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      People, places and objects come to life on canvas with joyful brushes in this group exhibition featuring 19 Central Kentucky artists.  Gallery hours are Tues – Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and between 8:30 a.m. & 10:55 a.m. services. Opening reception on Sunday, January 11th at 12:30 p.m. (immediately following the 10:55 a.m. service).

    2. 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.

    3. ART EXHIBIT: “Lens-Less” alternative captivating photography at M.S. Rezny Studio
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      An exploration of 19th century photographic technology with a 21st century vision, each of these photographers uses different photographic techniques to create photographs without the use of a lens. Using a pinhole camera and traditional B&W paper, Kevin Griggs exposes the image for months resulting in an eerie landscape that documents times travels. Darrell Kincer’s silver gelatin images of contrasting typography and illustration begin by placing currency on photographic paper (photogram) and then finishing with a mordançaged, an unusual alternative process that allows for the literal removal of dark emulsion from the print. Nadezda Nikolova relies on wet plate collodion, a 19th century antiquarian process, to create handmade, one-of-a-kind images on aluminum plates. Mary Rezny explores Lumen prints created by placing objects directly on traditional B&W paper and exposing it to sunlight for long periods. Exhibit: January 13th – February 28th, Artist Reception January 16th, 2015 Workshops: Saturday January 17th & Saturday January 31st, 2015  

    4. LGBT Writing Workshop
      5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      Wednesdays, February 4-March 25. We will explore the wealth of LGBT literature and take time for some of our own writing. Participants will contribute suggestions to build a reading list of classical and contemporary writers from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Each week, we will read and discuss selected works of poetry, fiction, and/or nonfiction. Sessions also will include writing prompts and exercises within a creative and welcoming environment. This class takes place at The Morris Book Shop, 882 E. High Street. Call 859-276-0494 to register. Limit: 6 participants. Instructed by Jay McCoy.

    5. Sprouts Innovators Club
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Plantory’s Sprouts Innovators Club offers small workshops that teach new skills, which vary widely from week to week while building community and allowing participants to think creatively. This week’s focus is telling your story with numbers! Check out the Sprouts Innovators Club page on Facebook for more details.

  5. Feb
    5
    Thu
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Joyful Brushes: Works By Artists of the Plymale Gallery & Studio
      8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      People, places and objects come to life on canvas with joyful brushes in this group exhibition featuring 19 Central Kentucky artists.  Gallery hours are Tues – Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and between 8:30 a.m. & 10:55 a.m. services. Opening reception on Sunday, January 11th at 12:30 p.m. (immediately following the 10:55 a.m. service).

    2. ART EXHIBIT: “Lens-Less” alternative captivating photography at M.S. Rezny Studio
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      An exploration of 19th century photographic technology with a 21st century vision, each of these photographers uses different photographic techniques to create photographs without the use of a lens. Using a pinhole camera and traditional B&W paper, Kevin Griggs exposes the image for months resulting in an eerie landscape that documents times travels. Darrell Kincer’s silver gelatin images of contrasting typography and illustration begin by placing currency on photographic paper (photogram) and then finishing with a mordançaged, an unusual alternative process that allows for the literal removal of dark emulsion from the print. Nadezda Nikolova relies on wet plate collodion, a 19th century antiquarian process, to create handmade, one-of-a-kind images on aluminum plates. Mary Rezny explores Lumen prints created by placing objects directly on traditional B&W paper and exposing it to sunlight for long periods. Exhibit: January 13th – February 28th, Artist Reception January 16th, 2015 Workshops: Saturday January 17th & Saturday January 31st, 2015  

    3. Teen Howl Poetry Series
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Come on the first Thursday of every month and share your words! Open mic for poets under 21. Each month also features a teen poet, a teen musician, and an established guest writer from the community. Great opportunity to meet and socialize with other cool writers! Hosted by Elizabeth Beck & Jay McCoy.

  6. Feb
    6
    Fri
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Joyful Brushes: Works By Artists of the Plymale Gallery & Studio
      8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      People, places and objects come to life on canvas with joyful brushes in this group exhibition featuring 19 Central Kentucky artists.  Gallery hours are Tues – Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and between 8:30 a.m. & 10:55 a.m. services. Opening reception on Sunday, January 11th at 12:30 p.m. (immediately following the 10:55 a.m. service).

    2. Family Fun Time with New Drop-In Sessions
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Each Friday we’ll offer a new fun-filled hour of art and science activities for you and your little one. We’ll paint, draw, play with clay, make mud-pies, slime, and more! Please come dressed for a mess and arrive early to pay for sessions. No need to pre-register for these classes, just come early enough to pay for the session! You may pre-purchase a 5 class or 10 class card and use it for any of the Family Fun Time classes. These sessions take place every Friday from January 9 through May 22. For 2-4 yrs plus adult.

    3. 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.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: “Lens-Less” alternative captivating photography at M.S. Rezny Studio
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      An exploration of 19th century photographic technology with a 21st century vision, each of these photographers uses different photographic techniques to create photographs without the use of a lens. Using a pinhole camera and traditional B&W paper, Kevin Griggs exposes the image for months resulting in an eerie landscape that documents times travels. Darrell Kincer’s silver gelatin images of contrasting typography and illustration begin by placing currency on photographic paper (photogram) and then finishing with a mordançaged, an unusual alternative process that allows for the literal removal of dark emulsion from the print. Nadezda Nikolova relies on wet plate collodion, a 19th century antiquarian process, to create handmade, one-of-a-kind images on aluminum plates. Mary Rezny explores Lumen prints created by placing objects directly on traditional B&W paper and exposing it to sunlight for long periods. Exhibit: January 13th – February 28th, Artist Reception January 16th, 2015 Workshops: Saturday January 17th & Saturday January 31st, 2015  

  7. Feb
    7
    Sat
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Joyful Brushes: Works By Artists of the Plymale Gallery & Studio
      8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      People, places and objects come to life on canvas with joyful brushes in this group exhibition featuring 19 Central Kentucky artists.  Gallery hours are Tues – Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and between 8:30 a.m. & 10:55 a.m. services. Opening reception on Sunday, January 11th at 12:30 p.m. (immediately following the 10:55 a.m. service).

    2. Free Ice Skating Learn to Skate Class
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Children are invited to participate in a free Learn to Skate class through the United States Figure Skating Association Program. Mondays 6-7 pm, Tuesdays 1:30-2:30pm, Wednesdays 6-7 pm or Saturday 10-11am. This class focuses on the FUNdamentals of skating at every level. Students will be placed in an appropriate level class and taught in a group setting with a professional coach. Bring a Buddy and enjoy the fun! Class runs through June 2015, skates provided. Call June Warta (859) 619-6228

    3. GRE Prep
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      3-part class: Saturday, February 7, 10:00 am-1:00 pm; Wednesday, February 11, 5:30-7:15 pm; & Wednesday, February 18, 5:30-7:15 pm This affordable review will help you begin studying for the GRE and hold you accountable. We’ll work sample math problems, review test-taking strategies, and make your vocabulary more precise. Required text: Kaplan’s New GRE Math Workbook (ISBN: 978-1-4195-5003-4). Purchase on your own, or tell us in advance if you’d like to purchase a copy from the instructor on the first day ($22). Instructed by Elise Mandel.

    4. LEGO® & Books: Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Put on your hard hat and head on over to our construction site! Join us with Bricks 4 Kidz to read Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker. Then we will learn all about dump trucks and bulldozers and spend time building our own with LEGO® Bricks. For grades K-3. Instructed by Tracy Morris.

    5. ART EXHIBIT: “Lens-Less” alternative captivating photography at M.S. Rezny Studio
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      An exploration of 19th century photographic technology with a 21st century vision, each of these photographers uses different photographic techniques to create photographs without the use of a lens. Using a pinhole camera and traditional B&W paper, Kevin Griggs exposes the image for months resulting in an eerie landscape that documents times travels. Darrell Kincer’s silver gelatin images of contrasting typography and illustration begin by placing currency on photographic paper (photogram) and then finishing with a mordançaged, an unusual alternative process that allows for the literal removal of dark emulsion from the print. Nadezda Nikolova relies on wet plate collodion, a 19th century antiquarian process, to create handmade, one-of-a-kind images on aluminum plates. Mary Rezny explores Lumen prints created by placing objects directly on traditional B&W paper and exposing it to sunlight for long periods. Exhibit: January 13th – February 28th, Artist Reception January 16th, 2015 Workshops: Saturday January 17th & Saturday January 31st, 2015  

    6. Valentine’s Day Relief print Card making with the BPC
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Make valentines for your Valentine! Saturday, February 7th, 2015 1-4pm It is time to show your special someone your love and affection with your very own print to give them! You will leave the class with cards printed onto card stock each with its own envelope. You learn two amazing techniques… relief printing and monotype printing. Relief printing is carving into a linoleum block and monotype is painting onto a plexiglass and printing onto paper. You can also come back for open studio and print more just in time for the special day, Saturday February 14th! Cost: $60 ($50 for members) Class Size: Up to 10 people Go to http://www.bgprintmakers.org/#!classes and sign up.  Or email bgprintmakers@gmail.com. Bring payment to class via, check, card or cash.

    7. R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train Murder Mystery: Death By Cupcake
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      February 7 @ 4:00 pm Candy Valentine has opened up a cupcake shop. Tonight’s special dinner is to celebrate her success. She doesn’t just have a new shop, she also has a new boyfriend. Hugh Jeego is good looking, funny and very attentive to Cany…but why does he keep winking at Candy’s mother, Hart Braker and why is Hart all a flutter. Something is amiss in this heart throbber full of Candy, Cupcakes and MURDER!! Tickets are $109.95 per adult and $69.95 per child (ages 5-12) plus tax & gratuity

    8. Markey Cancer Center: Expressions of Courage Gala
      6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      This fundraiser is offered by the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. Proceeds will be used to support the 2015 Expressions of Courage Cancer Survivor Celebration. Event Details Date: February 7, 2015 6:00 pm Appetizers, Cocktail Hour, Silent Auction 6:30 pm Entertainment by Zwisch & Kayla 7:30 pm Buffet Dinner 8:45 pm Entertainment by Donnie Brooks Band Location: DoubleTree by Hilton on Richmond Road Tickets: $50 BUY TICKETS ONLINE: UKMARKEY.ORG/MARKEYEVENTS/ BUY TICKETS IN PERSON: MARKEY ADMIN OFFICE/BEN ROACH BUILDING

    9. Chinese HanFu Fashion, Dance and Ancient Music
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The “HanFu” show is going to take you back to ancient China, and show you how Chinese fashion had developed over times.  A lot of those traditional arts are rarely seen by the western world.  It is a great opportunity to seat back and watch the history passing by in front of your eyes.

    10. Break Your Resolutions 2
      9:00 pm – 2:00 am

      Since when did live music shows start becoming a bunch of people standing around barely moving to the music? Let’s have a concert, bright lights, loud bass, pretty girls, and cheap drinks. Have you broken your resolutions yet? Featuring Live HipHop and Metal performances from acts all around Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana for one night only. IdolEyes & Van Go, Chadillac Dundee, PFV, Las Vicious and more!

  8. Feb
    8
    Sun
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Joyful Brushes: Works By Artists of the Plymale Gallery & Studio
      8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      People, places and objects come to life on canvas with joyful brushes in this group exhibition featuring 19 Central Kentucky artists.  Gallery hours are Tues – Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and between 8:30 a.m. & 10:55 a.m. services. Opening reception on Sunday, January 11th at 12:30 p.m. (immediately following the 10:55 a.m. service).

    2. ART EXHIBIT: “Lens-Less” alternative captivating photography at M.S. Rezny Studio
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      An exploration of 19th century photographic technology with a 21st century vision, each of these photographers uses different photographic techniques to create photographs without the use of a lens. Using a pinhole camera and traditional B&W paper, Kevin Griggs exposes the image for months resulting in an eerie landscape that documents times travels. Darrell Kincer’s silver gelatin images of contrasting typography and illustration begin by placing currency on photographic paper (photogram) and then finishing with a mordançaged, an unusual alternative process that allows for the literal removal of dark emulsion from the print. Nadezda Nikolova relies on wet plate collodion, a 19th century antiquarian process, to create handmade, one-of-a-kind images on aluminum plates. Mary Rezny explores Lumen prints created by placing objects directly on traditional B&W paper and exposing it to sunlight for long periods. Exhibit: January 13th – February 28th, Artist Reception January 16th, 2015 Workshops: Saturday January 17th & Saturday January 31st, 2015  

  9. Feb
    9
    Mon
    1. 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.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: “Lens-Less” alternative captivating photography at M.S. Rezny Studio
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      An exploration of 19th century photographic technology with a 21st century vision, each of these photographers uses different photographic techniques to create photographs without the use of a lens. Using a pinhole camera and traditional B&W paper, Kevin Griggs exposes the image for months resulting in an eerie landscape that documents times travels. Darrell Kincer’s silver gelatin images of contrasting typography and illustration begin by placing currency on photographic paper (photogram) and then finishing with a mordançaged, an unusual alternative process that allows for the literal removal of dark emulsion from the print. Nadezda Nikolova relies on wet plate collodion, a 19th century antiquarian process, to create handmade, one-of-a-kind images on aluminum plates. Mary Rezny explores Lumen prints created by placing objects directly on traditional B&W paper and exposing it to sunlight for long periods. Exhibit: January 13th – February 28th, Artist Reception January 16th, 2015 Workshops: Saturday January 17th & Saturday January 31st, 2015  

  10. Feb
    10
    Tue
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Lens-Less” alternative captivating photography at M.S. Rezny Studio
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      An exploration of 19th century photographic technology with a 21st century vision, each of these photographers uses different photographic techniques to create photographs without the use of a lens. Using a pinhole camera and traditional B&W paper, Kevin Griggs exposes the image for months resulting in an eerie landscape that documents times travels. Darrell Kincer’s silver gelatin images of contrasting typography and illustration begin by placing currency on photographic paper (photogram) and then finishing with a mordançaged, an unusual alternative process that allows for the literal removal of dark emulsion from the print. Nadezda Nikolova relies on wet plate collodion, a 19th century antiquarian process, to create handmade, one-of-a-kind images on aluminum plates. Mary Rezny explores Lumen prints created by placing objects directly on traditional B&W paper and exposing it to sunlight for long periods. Exhibit: January 13th – February 28th, Artist Reception January 16th, 2015 Workshops: Saturday January 17th & Saturday January 31st, 2015  

    2. Kentucky Great Writers
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Kentucky Great Writers Series connects authors to readers and writers in an intimate atmosphere. You won’t want to miss it! Each event starts at 7:00 PM with a 30-minute open-mic session to give the audience a chance to participate (sign-ups are at 6:30 PM). At 7:30 the readings by featured authors will begin. Each author will read for 15-20 minutes from a work of their choice. After the author readings, the audience will have the opportunity to get books signed. Locally owned Morris Book Shop will be on hand to sell the Kentucky author’s books. The featured authors are: Mary Jean Wall, author of Madam Belle: Sex, Money & Influence in a Southern Brothel Julie Kibler, author of Calling Me Home Fred Minnick, author of Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey

  11. Feb
    11
    Wed
    1. 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.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: “Lens-Less” alternative captivating photography at M.S. Rezny Studio
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      An exploration of 19th century photographic technology with a 21st century vision, each of these photographers uses different photographic techniques to create photographs without the use of a lens. Using a pinhole camera and traditional B&W paper, Kevin Griggs exposes the image for months resulting in an eerie landscape that documents times travels. Darrell Kincer’s silver gelatin images of contrasting typography and illustration begin by placing currency on photographic paper (photogram) and then finishing with a mordançaged, an unusual alternative process that allows for the literal removal of dark emulsion from the print. Nadezda Nikolova relies on wet plate collodion, a 19th century antiquarian process, to create handmade, one-of-a-kind images on aluminum plates. Mary Rezny explores Lumen prints created by placing objects directly on traditional B&W paper and exposing it to sunlight for long periods. Exhibit: January 13th – February 28th, Artist Reception January 16th, 2015 Workshops: Saturday January 17th & Saturday January 31st, 2015  

    3. Basics of the Short Story
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Wednesdays, February 11-25. This class is an introduction to the short story. The first class, “Person,” investigates introducing, building, and developing characters (heroes and antiheroes) who have something to win or lose. Our second class, “Place,” explores setting as an extension of character and an integral part of plot (wrong place/right time). “Thing,” our final class, looks at the use of symbol to reveal theme and underscore plot. Come with a character to explore. Leave with a short story. Instructed by Normandi Ellis.

    4. Sprouts Innovators Club
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Plantory’s Sprouts Innovators Club offers small workshops that teach new skills, which vary widely from week to week while building community and allowing participants to think creatively. This week’s focus is Bike Repair! Check out the Sprouts Innovators Club page on Facebook for more details.

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

      Wednesdays, February 11-March 25. We will strengthen the roots of our creative life by working through Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. Whether encountering it for the first time or the fiftieth, Cameron’s insight into the creative process and exercises for stimulating creative work are an invaluable resource and guide. The practice of keeping a journal called “Morning Pages” will be a key aspect of this journey. We will work through the introduction and chapters 1-6 in the winter, and chapters 7-12 in the spring. New students are welcome in the spring session. Each participant will need a copy of The Artist’s Way. Instructed by Susan Christerson Brown. Note: this class takes place at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Circle. Please call 859-273-2911 to reserve a spot!

  12. Feb
    12
    Thu
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Lens-Less” alternative captivating photography at M.S. Rezny Studio
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      An exploration of 19th century photographic technology with a 21st century vision, each of these photographers uses different photographic techniques to create photographs without the use of a lens. Using a pinhole camera and traditional B&W paper, Kevin Griggs exposes the image for months resulting in an eerie landscape that documents times travels. Darrell Kincer’s silver gelatin images of contrasting typography and illustration begin by placing currency on photographic paper (photogram) and then finishing with a mordançaged, an unusual alternative process that allows for the literal removal of dark emulsion from the print. Nadezda Nikolova relies on wet plate collodion, a 19th century antiquarian process, to create handmade, one-of-a-kind images on aluminum plates. Mary Rezny explores Lumen prints created by placing objects directly on traditional B&W paper and exposing it to sunlight for long periods. Exhibit: January 13th – February 28th, Artist Reception January 16th, 2015 Workshops: Saturday January 17th & Saturday January 31st, 2015  

    2. tadoo Lounge Session: Chris Sullivan “Western Movies” CD Release Party (with Kelly Richey)
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      February’s tadoo Lounge Session welcomes Lexington singer/songwriter Chris Sullivan (The Swells, Big Maracas) to the stage, to perform from his recent solo debut album, ‘Western Movies.’ Lexington blues guitarist Kelly Richey will open the night. Delicious local food, libations and last minute Valentine’s gifts will be available for purchase at this free, all ages Happy Hour-style event – be sure to check out tables from GreenHouse 17, jewelry from Shine, and make-up demos from Sara and Kelley Mwah! Thursday, Feb. 12 6-9 p.m. Smiley Pete Publishing, 434 Old Vine St.

    3. “An Evening With Dr. Ben Carson”
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Dr. Ben Carson is a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, a highly-regarded motivational speaker, philanthropist, and a best-selling author. He co-founded the Carson Scholars Program with his wife Cindy to reward and encourage youths to achieve academic excellence and humanitarian accomplishments. His memoir was made into an award-winning movie “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story” staring Cuban Gooding, Jr. in 2009. Tickets to hear Dr. Carson speak in person are available through the Norton Center for the Arts ticket office: 877-HIT-SHOW (877-448-7469).

  13. Feb
    13
    Fri
    1. Sundy Best at the Lexington Opera House
      12:00 am – 12:00 am

        Fri, February 13, 2015 8:00 PM (Doors open at: 7:00 PM) Sundy Best Lexington Opera House 401 West Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507 (859-233-4567) All Ages. $25.00 Advance. $30.00 Day Of Show. Tickets available from Ticketmaster

    2. Family Fun Time with New Drop-In Sessions
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Each Friday we’ll offer a new fun-filled hour of art and science activities for you and your little one. We’ll paint, draw, play with clay, make mud-pies, slime, and more! Please come dressed for a mess and arrive early to pay for sessions. No need to pre-register for these classes, just come early enough to pay for the session! You may pre-purchase a 5 class or 10 class card and use it for any of the Family Fun Time classes. These sessions take place every Friday from January 9 through May 22. For 2-4 yrs plus adult.