2019 KENTUCKY WRITERS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
On Wednesday, February 13, the seventh class of the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame will be inducted. Alice Dunnigan, Sue Grafton, Helen Thomas, and Jane Gentry Vance will join living inductees Ed McClanahan and Gurney Norman in the incomparable Hall of Fame.

This event will include a a special reading of "Love Letta to de Worl'" by Frank X Walker. Locally-owned Brier Books will be on site to sell books by the inducted authors, and a signing with Ed McClanahan and Gurney Norman will immediately follow the ceremony.

Special thanks to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Official Sponsor: Central Bank. Support also provided by LexArts, and Kentucky Arts Council.

Wednesday, February 13 | 7PM
The Kentucky Theater | 214 E Main St
FREE
859.254.4175
A SEASON FOR SINGING: HEART & INSPIRATION
Lexington Chamber Chorale
Enjoy sounds of the heart through Craig Hella Johnson's Bach and gospel-styled tribute to Matthew Shepard and the rich colors of Eric Whitacre's Five Hebrew Love Songs for choir and string quartet. Other features from contemporary composers such as John Tavener and Renaissance composer Orlando Lassus. Tickets available in advance online and at the door the night of the performance.

Saturday, February 16 | 7:30PM
Second Presbyterian Church | 460 E Main St
$22 | $10 for students BUY NOW
859.317.3353
CKYO 2019 TEEN ARTS FESTIVAL CONCERTS
Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras
Join CKYO for the Teen Arts Festival as we showcase all of their fantastic ensembles in one day of music! One ticket purchase admits you to all three concerts.

3:00PM: Preparatory String Orchestra & Concert Orchestra (Concert Hall)

5:00PM: Jazz Arts & Jazz Repertory Orchestras (Recital Hall)

7:00PM: Repertory Orchestra & Symphony Orchestra featuring the three winners of the CKYO Borchardt Concerto Competition: William Auer, violin; Madeline Farrar, violin; and Laika Park Choi, marimba

Don't miss this thrilling day of youth music!

Sunday, February 17 | 3PM
Singletary Center for the Arts | 405 Rose St
$13 | $10 for seniors, $8 for students BUY NOW
859.254.0796
AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME : REMEMBERING THE WORLD OF ANNE FRANK
Lexington Children's Theatre
They are on the stairs. They scan every room as they approach. My heart is pounding so loud, I fear they may hear it. The front door slams and I know they’re gone; I’m safe, until the sun comes up and it all begins again.

And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank shares the stories of Holocaust survivors Helmuth Silberberg and Eva Geiringer through a compelling multimedia production that combines video interviews with live performance. Hopefully their stories will act as a catalyst for challenging conversations necessary to cultivate compassion and ignite empathy in everyday life – because sharing those stories is a vital part of what makes us human.

Best enjoyed by ages 10 and up.

Saturday, February 16 | 7PM
Sunday, February 17 | 2PM
Lexington Children's Theatre | 418 W Short St
$20 | $15 for children BUY NOW
859.254.4546
FILM
BLACK LENS: LOVING
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center
The Lyric is pleased to announce the Black Lens: Winter Film Series, which showcases films that celebrate black cinema. From January 17 to February 28, every Thursday at 7:00 p.m., The Lyric will be showing a film that is FREE and open to the public. This week's film is Loving.

Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and were married in 1958. They grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C., but the family ultimately tries to find a way back to Virginia. Watch the trailer.

This film is rated PG-13.

Thursday, February 14 | 7PM
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center | 300 E Third St
FREE
859.280.2201
THEATRE
EDWARD ALBEE'S WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
AthensWest Theatre Company
When George and Martha, a long-married couple in a New England college town, invite the idealistic young Nick and Honey over for a post-faculty party nightcap, an evening of casual cocktails descends quickly into an emotional brawl. Accusations, insults, and blame flow as freely as the drinks – until a terrible secret is shared that cannot be unheard.  

Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play, Albee’s often-hilarious and sometimes-horrifying play holds an unforgettable mirror up to the face of American marriage.

Thursday, February 14-Saturday, February 16 & Thursday, February 21-Saturday, February 23 | 8PM
Sunday, February 17 & Sunday, February 24 | 2PM
Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center | 141 E Main St
$27.50 | $22.50 for seniors & students BUY NOW
859.425.2550
FAMILY
PLANETARIUM POP-UP: THE BODY CODE
The Living Arts & Science Center
Fly through the carotid artery; explore the eye, brain, ear, and heart. Then, shrink into a cell to see its nucleus and DNA within. Discover how DNA programs the body's cells to form the circulatory and nervous systems. Then watch from inside as we use lasers to fight disease at the cellular level.

This film's runtime is around 21 minutes. It is suitable for general audiences and grades 3+.

Monday, February 18 | 10AM
The Living Arts & Science Center | 362 N Martin Luther King Blvd
$4 BUY NOW
859.252.5222
MUSIC
ANDY DUCKWORTH & STEPHANIE JETER
Red Barn Radio
ANDY DUCKWORTH and STEPHANIE JETER take the Red Barn stage for a night of great live music! The two will present country duos just the way you like 'em. Watch a clip.

Wednesday, February 6 | 8PM
Red Barn Radio | 161 N Mill St
$8 BUY NOW
859.338.7648
CHELSEA WILLIAMS
ROAN YELLOWTHORN
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
CHELSEA WILLIAMS made a name for herself as a musician in Los Angeles in a less than traditional way. She managed to sell nearly 100,000 copies of her independently released records the old fashioned way, by playing on the street. She’s performed on The Today Show and has opened for big names such as the Avett Brothers and Dwight Yoakam, and she’s even had a high-profile guest shot on a Maroon 5 video, dueting with Adam Levine on the group’s No. 1 smash “Daylight (Playing For Change).” Her debut album ‘Boomerang’ on Blue Élan Records is a transcendent mix of Americana, indie-folk and lush pop that places the young artist front and center among the preeminent performers of the day. Watch a clip.

ROAN YELLOWTHORN front woman Jackie McLean, accompanied by producer and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Strack, delivers ethereal indie-rock songs with a singer/songwriter heart. Musically, they are a combo of pop, indie rock and folk featuring Jackie’s poetic lyrics backed by Shawn’s exquisite mastery of keys, strings and more. Her skills as as a poignant storyteller is fitting, she grew up around music and songwriting being the daughter of legendary 1970’s singer-songwriter Don McLean. They recently released ‘Indigo’, their first full-length album, on Blue Élan Records.  Watch a clip.

Monday, February 18 | 6:45PM
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center | 300 E Third St
$10 BUY NOW
859.252.8888
EXHIBITIONS
TIME
The Parachute Factory
Curated by Alex Brooks, this is an exhibition of artworks that operate over time. 

Artists include: Steve Armstrong, Robert Beatty, Daniel Graham 
Richard Hoagland, Doreen Maloney, Letitia Quisenberry, James Robert Southard, and David Wischer.

The closing reception features music by Robert Beatty and performance art by Dima Strakovsky and Dave Farris.

Through February 16
Closing Reception: Saturday, February 16 | 7PM
The Parachute Factory | 720 Bryan Ave
Wednesday-Friday, 5PM-8PM | Saturday, 12PM-3PM
FREE
YOU & ME
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
MS Rezny Studio/Gallery | 903 Manchester St, Ste 170
Tuesday-Friday, 12PM-5PM | Saturday, 1PM-4PM
FREE
859.252.4647
DATA, MINE
Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University
Data, Mine features the data-driven artwork of Hasan Elahi and Laurie Frick. The exhibition title references the methodology and relationship each artist has with data. In the early 2000s, Elahi started an elaborate project in self-surveillance when he was mistakenly put on a terrorist watch list. His digital work examines issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, and the challenges of borders and frontiers. Laurie Frick, an artist with a business background, anticipates the future of data and envisions a time when personal data is a unique glimpse into our hidden personalities. By analyzing her life patterns, such as sleep and daily tasks, Frick has created a body of personal data she then translates into vibrant works created from a variety of media, such as leather, wood, and watercolors. Frick is currently mining data from the dating website, OkCupid to create visual patterns helping people to understand one another better.

On Thursday, January 24, attend You’re Being Followed: A Discussion about Data Prediction, Privacy, and Digital Tracking with artists Hasan Elahi and Laurie Frick, moderated by Dr. Emily Goodman, Carrick Theater, followed by a reception in the Morlan Gallery.

Through February 19
Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University | 300 N Broadway
Monday-Friday, 12PM-5PM
FREE
859.233.8142
FIRED & INSPIRED
LexArts
The mentor/mentee relationship in ceramics is vital for the enrichment and longevity of the maker. In this exhibition, the artists highlight and give appreciation to their mentors. Whether they be college professors, peers, or established artists in the field, their mentors have not only helped them find their way in ceramics, but also forged long-lasting bonds filled with gratitude and friendship.

These mentors have graciously passed down their knowledge of clay that has given the support needed to advance. Without this relationship, the artists would not be as inspired as they are to push forward with the material they love best.

With works by Amelia Stamps and the Potters of Lexington, Leah Combs, Stephanie Galli, Steve Heartsill, Link Henderson, David Kring, Amelia Stamps, and Melisa Beth Zimmerman.

Through February 22
ArtsPlace Gallery | 161 N Mill St
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5PM | Saturday, 12PM-5PM
FREE
859.255.2951
PALETTEABLE
The Artists' Attic
The Artists' Attic's 22 studio artists were challenged to create works of art with only the strokes of a palette knife. Imagine all the different styles, colors, and creativity that will be presented in this show.

From beautiful landscapes and florals, to animals and angels, the subject matters vary as much as the artists' perspective and use of texture and color. It's an eclectic mix of talent hanging in the main gallery through the month of February.

Through February 28
The Artists' Attic | 401 W Main St, Ste 401
Monday-Friday, 11AM-5PM
FREE
859.254.5501
OFF-SPRING: NEW GENERATIONS
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
FREE
859.899.6800
FOUR NEW EXHIBITIONS
Lexington Art League
Four new exhibitions will open on January 18, 2019 from 5-9 pm at the Lexington Art League. These will include solo exhibitions by Clay Wainscott (Signature Series), Benjamin Salley, and Susan Deaton. The fourth show is a group exhibition curated by Samantha Simpson: Director of Art Galleries at Georgetown College, including works by Natalie Baxter, Adrienne Dixon, Lori Larusso, Joe Paushel, T. Michael Martin and John Harlan Norris. 

Established Artist, Signature Series
Clay Wainscott, Return from Exile:  January 18th-March 8th

Emerging Artists
Susan Deaton, The God Burden: January 17th-February 18th
Benjamin Salley, First World Allegory: January 18th-March 8th

Collaborator Series
Curator, Samantha Simpson, Aurora: January 18th-March 3rd
Participating Artists: Natalie Baxter, John Harlan Norris, Adrienne Dixon, Lori Larusso, and Joe Paushel

Music by Warren Byron, Beer served by West Sixth Brewery, and Catering by Minton's.

This event is made possible through generous support of: LexArts, Kentucky Arts Council, Marilyn Robie, Arthur Shechet, Dean Langdon, Beth Hellebusch, and Christine and Michael Huskisson.

Through March 8
Lexington Art League | 209 Castlewood Dr
FREE
859.254.7024
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CUBA BY CARLOS GAMEZ DE FRANCISCO
New Editions Gallery
Depicting the next generation of Cubans apparently dressed in sumptuous costumes, the models in this series symbolize the relationship of past and present using everyday objects to stage their portraits. The photographs explore the meaning of power and beauty by using re-purposed objects to depict minorities. They are also about expanding the meaning of power and constructing hope…the hope to be, the hope to succeed, and the hope of being remembered.

Through March 9
New Editions Gallery | 500 W Short St
Tuesday-Saturday, 12PM-6PM
FREE
LexArts 161 North Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40507