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Lexington Philharmonic

LexPhil launches the 2017/18 Season with Michael Torke's dazzling Bright Blue Music and an array of lively works from the orchestral canon! Featuring Avery Fisher Career Grant Winner and pianist, Joyce Yang, making her return to LexPhil in Grieg's tour-de-force Piano Concerto with regional choirs filling the Singletary Center in Ravel's lush Daphnis and ChloƩ: Suite No. 2.

MICHAEL TORKE Bright Blue Music
GRIEG Piano Concerto Joyce Yang, piano
GINASTERA Four Dances from Estancia
RAVEL Daphnis and ChloƩ: Suite No.2

Saturday, September 16 | 7:30PM-9:30PM
Singletary Center for the Arts | 405 Rose St
$25 | $11 for students     BUY NOW

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Kentucky Women Writers Conference

A program of the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences, we are the longest running literary festival of women in the nation. KWWC2017 will feature writing workshops, panel discussions, and readings by poets Natalie Diaz, Camille Dungy, Olivia Gatwood, and Kristi Maxwell; fiction writers Maggie Shipstead, Claire Vaye Watkins, and Kayla Rae Whittaker; nonfiction writers Jessica Handler, Elena Passarello, and Melynda Price; playwright Martyna Majok; and literary agent Annie Hwang. For writers at all stages of development, who come seeking inspiration, fellowship, and practical advice about the publishing industry.

Click here for more information about registration fees. 

Friday, September 15-Saturday, September 16 | 8AM-6PM
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning | 251 W Second St
Admission fees vary     REGISTER NOW

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The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center

Feed the Soul features buffet style food Lexington's Dupree Catering & Events with delicious options varying each date, and guests will enjoy a live concert by the most talented local musicians. Each month we will switch things up with a new musician, offering an enjoyable and unique experience each time. The musician for this week is Enrique Gonzalez. 

Proceeds from ticket sales go to purchasing well balanced, nutritious meals for Lyric youth programs.

Wednesday, September 13 | 11:30AM
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center | 300 E Third St
$20     BUY NOW

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Festival Latino de Lexington

Festival Latino de Lexington is the biggest Latino event in the state. Bring your whole family for a weekend filled with music, dancing, food, and folk art! 

Friday, September 15-Saturday, September 16 | 5PM-11PM
Fayette Circuit Courthouse | 120 N Limestone St

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Red Barn Radio

At the age of 18, Greg Garing moved to Nashville to find what he considered the real musicians - bluegrass and old-time greats, classic country artists from the beginnings of the Grand Old Opry. On his own, Garing set up shop on Nashville's Lower Broadway. The area became a scene for fans of old-time country and honky-tonk traditionalists. With precious few of country's greats still living, Garing says he's "out in the cold, cruel world, trying to figure out what to do" with all the information that has been imparted to him. Watch a clip. 

Wednesday, September 13 | 8PM
Red Barn Radio | 161 N Mill St
$8     BUY NOW 

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DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME! KYukefest is preparing to blast out of the gates in a matter of weeks! GET YOUR TICKETS! It's Kentucky's First Ukulele Festival, anchored our inaugural year by celebrated West Coast performer/educators  Heidi Swedberg  and  Daniel Ward , and including over a dozen skill workshops also featuring  Mim Ukes Katie Berger Sam Gleaves Colonel Uke , Mr. Toastey and more! Plus concerts, jams, a marketplace, amazing silent auction items (including ukuleles from Ohana, Mainland, and Amahi), some amazing included Southern meals, and more!

A three day ukulele festival firmly grounded in all things Kentucky.

Friday, September 15-Sunday, September 17 | 12PM-3PM
Locations vary
$145 for weekend package | $65 for students     BUY NOW

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Lexington Art League

"Trinity" is a site-specific, audience-immersive theatrical experience that tells the story of Dr. Oppenheimer, his atomic bomb, and the three great women in his life. At 5:29AM on July 16th, 1945 the world's first successful test detonation of an atomic bomb, codenamed "Trinity," turned the New Mexican desert sand into glass. This fictionalized account of what happened next is set on the evening of July 16th, where the audience members are present as Oppenheimer's "guests" at a jovial cocktail party in celebration of the successful Trinity test.

Please be advised, this is an immersive performance that requires audience members to participate and move around in the space; there is low lighting and no seating.

Presented by Afterculture Theatre in partnership with Lexington Art League. 
Thursday, September 14-Saturday, September 16 and Thursday, September 21-Saturday, September 23 | 8PM-10PM
$10 | $5 for students and LAL members     BUY NOW

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New Editions Gallery

Weather defined by strong deliberate lines and color or by intuitive atmospheric suggestions, the modern landscape has a huge language of possibilities and interpretations. With the common intent to paint and be inspired by nature's beauty, terms like colorful, bold, dreamy meditative, whimsical and meticulous come to mind to describe this diverse group of artists.  

Teri Dryden, Angie Reed Garner, Ellen Glasgow, Heidi Harner, Rodney Hatfield, Philip High, Chris Segre-Lewis, Shawn Marshall, Dianne Martia, Dawna Scripps, Karen Spears Springate, David Stenulson, Sharon Weis, Lynn Sweet and Sheryl Zacharia.

LexArts HOP! Opening Reception: Friday, September 15 | 5PM-8PM
Through November 4
Tuesday-Saturday, 11AM-5:30PM
New Editions Gallery | 500 W Short St

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MS Rezny Studio/Gallery

Using distinctively different collage techniques each artist in "Beyond the Edge" juxtaposes familiar images and objects to form a new notion or idea. Each finds collage to be a meaningful way to tell a story about themselves or an observation around them. Collage by Jack Girard, Doug Stapleton, Carleton Wing. 

LexArts HOP! Opening Reception: Friday, September 15 | 5PM-8PM
Through October 21
Tuesday-Friday, 12PM-5PM | Saturday, 1PM-4PM
MS Rezny Studio/Gallery | 903 Manchester St

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Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University

Two virtual reality (VR) artworks allow visitors to experience different approaches to this new art form. "Dreams" offers a virtual gallery of 10 other-worldly places developed by HVREdev, a collective of individuals and small teams. To experience this self-guide dream tour, participants will need their own Android smartphone. "Virtual Realities," by Dima Strakovsky and Richie Hoagland, is at once a performance, an installation and a product demo. It explores the transformation of parent/child relationship brought about by the changes in contemporary technologies. Parent and child performers will play together using smart phone technology, virtual reality, and wireless networks. Gallery visitors participate as audience for the 15-minute performance (three 5-minutes scenarios) which is then followed by a 30-minute open discussion of the project and time for the audience to experience the artwork. Please visit our website for "Virtual Realities" performance dates and times.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 12 | 5PM-8PM
Through October 13
Monday-Friday, 12PM-5PM
Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University | W 4th St

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Bolivar Art Gallery  

UK's School of Art/ Visual Studies is pleased to announce a new exhibition series in its Bolivar Art Gallery featuring recent work from select teaching and emeritus faculty members. A slight departure from the traditional "faculty show" format, the series occurs annually and represents only a portion of the faculty, with different artists exhibiting each year. This inaugural installment includes work in a variety of media including: video, photography, ceramics, fibers, sculpture, painting, and performance. Participating artists are Rae Goodwin, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Brandon Smith, James Robert Southard, Hunter Stamps, Heather Stratton, and David Wischer.

Through September 30
Monday-Friday, 10AM-4:30PM | Saturday, 12PM-4PM
UK School of Art & Visual Studies | 236 Bolivar Street

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City Gallery

The works illustrated in this international contemporary mosaic exhibition, with guest curator Terri Pulley, incorporate many of the mosaic materials used throughout the ages, including beads, glazed and un-glazed ceramic pieces, Millefiori, smalti and stained glass, mixed media and recycled and re-purposed materials. Throughout City Gallery you can see 2D and 3D dimensional art works from 16 Kentucky artists. 

Through October 1
Downtown Arts Center | 141 E Main St
Tuesday-Thursday, 11AM-5PM | Friday-Saturday, 11AM-8PM | Sunday, 10AM-2PM

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Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University

Raised in Georgia, self-taught artist Winfred Rembert grew up in the 1950s rural south at the end of Jim Crow and the beginning of the Civil Rights movement. Arrested during a Civil Rights march, Rembert taught himself to tool and dye leather while incarcerated. Rembert stretches, stains, and etches on leather to create scenes from memory, stories that tell the truth with art. An award-winning documentary film about his life, All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert (2011) was directed by Vivian Ducat. 

Through October 13
Monday-Friday, 12PM-5PM
Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University | W 4th St

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UK Art Museum  

In Breach, artist Alison Saar looks back in time to the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 to investigate contemporary and enduring social and cultural themes.

Saar's work addresses social and political legacies of the African diaspora and slavery, as well as the resulting contributions to modern art and culture, all spurred by the northern migration of those displaced by the flood. She also examines the complex relationship of African Americans to rivers, both healing and punitive.

Through December 3
Tuesday-Thursday, 10AM-5PM | Friday, 10AM-8PM | Saturday-Sunday, 12PM-5PM
UK Art Museum | 405 Rose St

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