Origins Jazz Series
GAIL WYNTERS first found her voice in her father’s Nazarene church in Ashland, Kentucky, belting out some impromptu blues one morning in the middle of Sunday services. The rest of the family were up front performing when the youngest, all of 18 months, decided it was time to join the family chorus.

Gail Wynters is a Lexington treasure, a Kentucky native that moved to New York for a very successful jazz career. She tours South America, Poland, and Singapore on a regular basis and occasionally returns to her home state for a gig. She will be joined by Keith Mccutchen (keys), Danny Cecil (bass), and Tripp Bratton (drums). Watch a clip.

There will be two seatings, one at 7PM and one at 9:15PM.

Saturday, January 12 | 7PM
TeeDee's Bluegrass Progressive Club | 266 E 2nd St
$17.50 | $30 for all-evening passes BUY NOW
Allegro Dance Project
Allegro Dance Project is back with a show sure to delight audiences of all ages as they celebrate their fifth season on the Lyric Theatre stage!

This innovative performance event will include three contemporary dance works from "Come Fourth" plus the debut of a new piece titled "Winter." This show features an exciting variety of circus arts and original live music and there will also be a silent auction in the theatre lobby to support Allegro Dance Project's Inclusive Dance Outreach program, providing dance outreach and performance opportunities for children with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other specific needs in the Lexington area.

Allegro Dance Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit contemporary dance company founded in 2014 by Jeana Klevene. Each season, dance outreach and performance opportunities are provided for hundreds of children with specific needs and the professional company provides contracts and apprenticeships to talented dancers, aerial artists and musicians.

Saturday, January 12 | 7PM
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center | 300 E Third St
UK Art Museum & UK MFA Program in Creative Writing
Distinguished poet and critic John Yau discusses the history of poet-painter collaborations, examining how various artists and friends—including John Ashbery, Bill Berkson, Norman Bluhm, Philip Guston, Frank O’Hara, Larry Rivers, and others—have co-authored unique improvisational works on paper.

Yau is Professor of Critical Studies at Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University) and a frequent contributor to the online journal Hyperallergic. He is the author of monographs and books of criticism, including A Thing Among Things: The Art of Jasper Johns (2008); Catherine Murphy (2016); Thomas Nozkowski (2017); and The Wild Children of William Blake (2017).

Friday, January 11 | 6:30PM
UK Art Museum | 405 Rose St
UK Art Museum
All Things are Photographable is a documentary portrait of the life and work of Garry Winogrand (1928–1984), who took hundreds of thousands of images in New York, Texas, and California, constituting an encyclopedic portrait of America. His “snapshot aesthetic” was profoundly influential on generations of photographers, and the film assesses his talents as well as the cliché of the self-destructive genius.

Winogrand was the recipient of numerous grants, and his work has been exhibited and collected by museums including the San Francisco Museum of Art; the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Jeu de Paume, Paris, France.

This screening is in association with the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series.

Sunday, January 13 | 4PM
UK Student Center | 160 Avenue of Champions
Lexington Traditional Dance Association
Join Lexington Traditional Dance Association for contra dance. An optional beginners' lesson will begin at 7:30PM. Please wear lightweight clothing and soft-soled shoes.

Any snack or baked goodies you bring to share at the break would be appreciated.

Friday, January 11 | 8PM
Beginners' lesson starts at 7:30PM
Artworks at the Carver School | 522 Patterson St
$9 | $6 for students & first-time dancers
Red Barn Radio
American music throughout history has heavily revolved around folklore, superstition, and history itself. Growing up in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, JUSTIN KALEB DRIGGERS (JKD) was exposed to this at a very young age. Now residing in Nashville, TN, JKD brings his Ozark tales wherever he roams. His influences range from Hank Williams to Bruce Springsteen, two of America’s greatest storytellers, and JKD continues this storytelling legacy to his own generation. Watch a clip.

Wednesday, January 9 | 8PM
Red Barn Radio | 161 N Mill St
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
WoodSongs is back to kick off 2019 with an amazing show!

ED TOTH is an American musician who currently plays drums for The Doobie Brothers. Toth joined the Doobies in 2005 following his departure from Vertical Horizon. Always interested in music, Toth says he's been drumming most of his life.  Watch a clip.

JOHN COWAN, also known as the Voice of Newgrass, has been singing his heart out for thirty-seven years now, and his soaring vocals have only improved with time. A true innovator, John applies his powerful pipes to genres from country, bluegrass, and gospel to soul, jazz, and rock-and-roll – often within the space of a single concert. His ability to move fluidly through multiple styles, and carry mesmerized audiences on the journey with him, has set him apart as one of the most loved and admired vocal artists of his generation, not just by fans and critics but among fellow musicians as well.  Watch a clip.

KEITH HOWLAND has been the lead guitarist for the veteran pop-rock band Chicago since 1995. At a young age he was influenced by The Beatles, Elvis, The Carpenters, and many other artists. In his career he's played for Presidents, shared the bill with many of his childhood heroes such as Hall and Oates, Huey Lewis, The Doobie Brothers, Earth, Wind and Fire, Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Beach Boys, America, Little River Band, Peter Frampton, and REO Speedwagon, and performed at Chicago's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Watch a clip.

Monday, January 14 | 6:45PM
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center | 300 E Third St
Lexington Public Library
View fifty original artworks created by Maurice Sendak, including his first sketches for Where the Wild Things Are

Explore the jungle at the Central Library, rock in Max's boat, win prizes in the digital scavenger hunt, dress the Night Kitchen Baby, and more! Over thirty events will be held at the library and its branches, and its partners throughout the Bluegrass region. Fun for monsters of all ages! Click here for more information about the events.

This exhibit has toured the country and is the first showing of its kind in this region.

Through January 27
Lexington Public Library, Central Branch | 140 E Main St
Monday-Thursday, 9AM-9PM | Friday, 9AM-6PM | Saturday, 9AM-5PM | Sunday, 1PM-5PM
Gallery on Main
Come and view the artwork from the 2018 All Member Exhibit and Madison County High School Show during gallery hours. The gallery is open during banking hours for Community Trust Bank, where Gallery on Main is housed.

Through February 5
Gallery on Main | 128 W Main St, Richmond, KY
Monday-Thursday, 8:30AM-4PM | Friday, 8:30AM-5PM
MS Rezny Studio/Gallery
Imagine photography with paint, with drawing, with fiber, with sculpture. This exhibit pairs Mary Rezny’s photography with artists working in other mediums. 

Rezny, a mixed media photographer, uses digital, tradition and non-traditional techniques in her artwork to manipulate the photographic image. A favorite subject of hers is the magnolia tree which she has documented in a myriad of ways.

Rezny asked four professional artists, working in other non-photographic mediums to select one of her photographs of the magnolia and expand on it by adding their medium to the image. Artists include Karen Spears (Drawing), Marco Logsdon (Painting), Stacey R. Chinn (Sculpture), Arturo Alonzo Sandoval (Fiber). The resulting imagery changes our conceived concept of a “photograph” and illustrates that a photograph has no limits and can be incorporated into many artistic medium.

Funding for this exhibition was provided by LexArts through the Fund for the Arts.

Through February 16
Artists Reception: Friday, January 18 | 5PM
Expanding Your Photograph: A Workshop with Mary Rezny: Saturday, January 26 | 4:30PM
Artists' Talk: Saturday, February 2 | 1PM
MS Rezny Studio/Gallery | 903 Manchester St, Ste 170
Tuesday-Friday, 12PM-5PM | Saturday, 1PM-4PM
21c Museum Hotel Lexington
Rituals—religious and cultural, institutional and domestic—provide the thematic infrastructure for OFF-SPRING: New Generations. These sculptures, paintings, photographs, and videos employ iconographic imagery to explore the development of both personal and group identity, childhood, family, history, and gender politics. At the wedding altar, in the family home, or in the classroom, within the fantasy of childhood play or the familiarity of grown-up habit, these narratives generate a spectrum of meditations on the contemporary construction of self and society.

Stacey Steers is known for her process-driven, labor-intensive films composed of thousands of handmade works on paper. Her recent work employs images appropriated from early cinematic sources, from which she constructs original, lyrical narratives. These films investigate the nature of longing, and how desire provokes and mediates experience to create meaning.

Through February
21c Museum Hotel Lexington | 167 W Main St
LexArts 161 North Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40507