SEVEN EXHIBITIONS
Lexington Art League
Seven new exhibitions and eight local artists fill the Loudoun House community galleries from May 17-July 5th. 

The public opening reception is Sunday May 26th from 2-6pm. 

Exhibitions include:
Robert Morgan and Lina Tharsing: 'Portals and Passages'
Travis Townsend: 'Useless Sculpture and Drawings'
Richard Hoagland : 'Artifact Cupcake'
Randy Simmons: 'Tragedy and Hope'
Krista Graham: 'Please Stand By'
Casey Peel: 'Spontaneous Sound'
David Bogus: 'Bogus Boutique' 
Through July 5
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 26 | 2PM
Lexington Art League | 209 Castlewood Dr
Tuesday-Friday, 10AM-6PM | Saturday-Sunday, 1PM-4PM
FREE
859.254.7024
60th ANNIVERSARY SEASON: POPS JUBILATION
The Lexington Singers
The Lexington Singers' 60th anniversary season will conclude with their ever-popular Pops concert.

The 2019 Pops Jubilation concert will feature the Advanced Choir from the Lexington Singers Children's Choir, several soloists, ensemble numbers, and their Pops band. Come join the Lexington Singers in celebrating the end of their landmark anniversary season with some hand clapping, toe-tapping fun as they share some of their best Pops tunes from the past 60 years.

Saturday, May 25 | 7:30PM
Lexington Opera House | 401 W Short St
$36 | $26 for seniors, $16 for children ages 5-17 BUY NOW
859.338.9888
A DOLL'S HOUSE
On the Verge Theatre
"Why would a woman walk out on her apparently perfect life?" asked Henrik Ibsen in 1879.

Experience the door slam that was heard around the world in a site-specific presentation at the historic Brand Barrow House at 4th Street and Martin Luther King Blvd.

This production features Rachel Lee Rogers, Kevin Hardesty, Stephanie Pistello Underwood, Tim Hull, Tom Phillips and Patricia O’Neill, and was directed by Ave Lawyer.

Thursday, May 23, Friday, Saturday May 24 & Saturday, May 25 | 7:30PM
Episcopal Diocese of Lexington | 203 E 4th St
$40 BUY NOW
859.271.2883
KENTUCKY GREAT WRITERS SERIES
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Join the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning for readings from Tiffany Reisz's The Lucky Ones, David King's The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany, and Sarah McCartt-Jackson's Stonelight.

The event starts at 6:00 pm, with a 25-minute open-mic session to give the audience a chance to participate. At 6:30 the readings by featured authors will begin. After the author readings, the audience will have the opportunity to get books signed.

Admission to this event is free. Locally-owned Brier Books will be on site to sell the Kentucky authors' books, with refreshments provided by Nate's Coffee.

Tuesday, May 21 | 6PM
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning | 251 W Second St
FREE
859.254.4175
PLANETARIUM POP-UP: SKY QUEST
The Living Arts & Science Center
Sky Quest is an exploration of the stars, planets, and constellations told from the viewpoint of an astronomer. Share her lifelong fascination with the heavens — from her childhood adventures on Mars (via a cardboard rocket) — to the discovery of her “birthday star” that led her to become an astronomer and build her own mountain-top observatory.

The astronomer shares her telescope views of solar system objects and talks about manned landings on the Moon, future missions to Mars, Hubble Space Telescope studies of Jupiter, and the glorious rings of Saturn. Along the way she points out her favorite stars, and explains how she learned to find the constellations with simple star-hopping techniques. She encourages everyone to make the time to look up, even if it means stargazing in urban areas with light pollution.

Runtime: 25 min | Suitable for general audiences. Watch the trailer.

Tuesday, May 21 | 10AM & 2PM
The Living Arts & Science Center | 362 N Martin Luther King Blvd
$4 BUY NOW
859.252.5222
THEATRE
DEARLY DEPARTED
Studio Players - Lexington Community Theatre
When the head of the Turpin family suddenly drops dead at the kitchen table, his death brings the family together, at least physically, and the rest of the show is spent watching the mishaps and chaos that follow. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father's funeral, the Turpins’ other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion, proving the old adage that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious.

Friday, May 24 & Saturday, May 25 | 8PM
Sunday, May 26 | 2:30PM
Studio Players - Lexington Community Theatre | 154 W Bell Ct
$19 | $10 for students BUY NOW
859.257.4929
FAMILY
DISCOVERY SATURDAY & FAMILY WORKSHOPS
The Living Arts & Science Center
Marksbury Discovery Exhibit | Catching the Wind: the Nature + Science of Flight
Art Galleries | 10th Annual Youth Arts Council Exhibition in the Kinkead Gallery; Lennon Michalski: Pulp Abstraction in the Glo Gallery; Kentucky Wildlife Exhibition in the Atrium Gallery

Maker’s Space | Animalpalooza: Make balance birds, rep-twirls, and jumping frogs. Join our animal experts and learn about the critters that call the LASC home. Check out Michelangelo the musk turtle or watch the Axolotl glow. See more native animals in the Kentucky Wildlife exhibit on display in the Atrium Gallery.

Planetarium | 11am: One World, One Sky with Big Bird & Friends; 12:15pm + 1:15pm: Habitat Earth
(included with admission)

Add an AM or PM workshop ($10 per person, includes admission):
These workshops are designed to be enjoyed together with friends and family of all ages. Workshops are led by teaching artists or science educators.

AM Workshop 10:30 – noon | Curious World of Pollinators with Heather Donlan | REGISTER HERE
Create a pollinator-friendly flower pot. We will highlight why insects are important to our environment, what they mean to our ecosystem, and how they benefit your backyard. Decorate terra cotta or recycled can pots with a dripping paint technique. Once the pots are dry add soil and native seeds to develop the pollinator population in your backyard.

PM Workshop 1:00 – 2:30 | Indigo Dyeing with Mary Nehring | REGISTER HERE
Indigo dye is produced from the leaves of the indigo plant, grown all over the world. Dye a single piece of natural fiber. It can be a scarf, a fat quarter of fabric, a pair of socks, or a t-shirt made of cotton, bamboo rayon, linen, or silk which you bring.

Pre-registration is suggested. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows.

Saturday, May 25 | 10AM
The Living Arts & Science Center | 362 N Martin Luther King Blvd
$4 BUY NOW
859.252.5222
KIDS ART DAY 2019
On the Move Studio
Don't miss free art activities from On the Move Art Studio and free snacks and ice cream from Crank & Boom! This is an open house-style event. Come and go as you please. Open for all ages.

Tuesday, May 21 | 5PM
Crank & Boom | 1210 Manchester St
FREE
859.288.2176
NO SCHOOL DAY CLASSES
The Living Arts & Science Center
When school is out, fun is in at the LASC. Students pre-school to high-school enjoy classes that spark their imagination in a fun, inspiring environment with first-class instruction. Full day and half day schedules available with AM and PM extended hours for your convenience. Lunch period is included for full day students, BYOL (bring your own lunch). Free time provided outdoors when weather permits.

No School Day Classes are perfect for ages 3-18.

Tuesday, May 21 | 7:45AM
The Living Arts & Science Center | 362 N Martin Luther King Blvd
859.252.5222
FILM
FORT MARIA SCREENING & Q&A
Lexington Film League
If you had the pleasure of seeing the first cinematic collaboration between writer/director Thomas Southerland and writer/actress Katerina Stoykova, Proud Citizen, then you know what a powerful creative team they are. They are reuniting in Lexington for a screening of their much-anticipated second collaboration: FORT MARIA.

Already a festival darling, the film tells the story of Maria--a woman with no country. A Bulgarian immigrant and adoptive mother of a black daughter, she finds herself suddenly stricken with agoraphobia following a break-in at her home in Kentucky. When her daughter’s aging dog dies, Maria’s confinement puts her into equally painful and funny situations that soon entangle her neighbors. As Maria copes with the issues that have led her - a world traveler - into her self-inflicted prison, her daughter Meredith discovers her own identity through a search for her biological family.  Watch the trailer.

Monday, May 20 | 7PM
Farish Theater | 140 E Main St
FREE
859.231.5597
LITERARY
RELEASE PARTY FOR LET'S DO IT LIVE: SELECTIONS FROM LEXPOMO 2018
Workhorse & Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Join the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning in celebrating the release of the 2018 Lexington Poetry Month (LexPoMo) Anthology, Let's Do It Live. All participants are invited to come and read their poem from the book!

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event and online.

Thursday, May 21 | 6:30PM
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning | 251 W Second St
FREE
859.254.4175
MUSIC
HICKORY ROBOT
Red Barn Radio
HICKORY ROBOT is an acoustic quartet from Cincinnati, Ohio. Their sound is a compelling blend of traditional bluegrass instrumentation, mixed with jazz, Celtic, and rock elements that create a truly unique and engaging music. The band formed in 2008 and quickly gained a following for its "stellar songwriting" and "impeccable musicianship" (Citybeat Magazine). 

Hickory Robot is comprised of Scott Carnder on mandolin and vocals, Lauren Schloemer on fiddle and vocals, Jim Pelz on guitar and vocals, and Aaron Jacobs on bass. Watch a clip.

Wednesday, May 22 | 8PM
Red Barn Radio | 161 N Mill St
$10 BUY NOW
859.338.7648
GARY MORRIS
JASON COLEMAN & MEAGAN TAYLOR
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
GARY MORRIS is a huge country music star. His recording career garnered five #1 and 16 Top 10 singles, including “Why Lady Why,” “The Love She Found in Me,” “Baby Bye Bye.” Morris’ original rendition of the classic “Wind Beneath My Wings” won both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music “Song of the Year” awards. Morris was also named Billboard’s “Male Artist of the Year” early in his career. At the height of his Nashville recording career, the Texas-bred tenor was tapped to play the lead role of Jean Valjean in Broadway’s epic hit Les Misérables, to critical acclaim. ‘Sense of Pride’ is Morris’ latest and his 13th album release. Watch a clip.

JASON COLEMAN & MEAGAN TAYLOR grew up with two legends at their instruments. Coleman’s grandfather is the legendary pianist Floyd Cramer whose “slip note” piano style was an essential part of countless country, pop, and rock hits in the 1950s and ‘60s and exemplified by his 1960 smash hit, “Last Date”. Taylor picked up the guitar at 18 and turned to her uncle, one of the world’s preeminent guitar virtuosos and most prolific record producers, “Uncle Chester” Chet Atkins for help in the months before he passed away. Their new album ‘Feel Like Home’ honors their families love of music with a deep appreciation of the rich musical heritage while carrying it forward. Watch a clip.

Monday, May 20 | 6:45PM
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center | 300 E Third St
$10 | $5 for students BUY NOW
859.252.8888
EXHIBITIONS
AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS SHOW
Central Kentucky Audubon Society
Visit The Living Arts & Science Center to walk among the winning bird photographs from the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards.

The winning photographers and their stunning photographs were selected from more than 8,000 entries submitted by photographers from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces.

This year’s exquisite photographs celebrate the splendor of many bird species protected under the 100-year-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), the most important bird conservation law, which is currently under siege in Congress and by the Department of the Interior.

Through May 22
The Living Arts & Science Center | 362 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5PM
859.252.5222
MAY LOCAL ARTIST OF THE MONTH, PATRICK SMITH
The Wills Gallery, Fine Art & Antiques
Please join The Wills Gallery in welcoming Patrick Smith as the May Local Artist of the Month. 

Patrick is an astonishingly talented artist and you won’t want to miss this exhibition!

At the exhibition opening, Tabitha Dial of North Star Muse will being reading tarot cards for $20. So come see Patrick’s work, have your cards read, and delight in complimentary beverages! 

Through May 31
The Wills Gallery, Fine Art & Antiques | 190 Jefferson St
Tuesday-Thursday, 1PM-7PM | Friday-Saturday, 1PM-8PM
859.396.6740
KENTUCKY WILDLIFE
The Living Arts & Science Center
Starting with the painter and naturalist John James Audubon (1785-1851), Kentucky has a long history with artists using paint and charcoal to capturing the state’s abundant wildlife. Before the development of photograph, the rendering of animals and birds was the chief practice for documenting different species for scientific journals and books. This practice is as strong as ever with many talented artists still using wildlife as their subject matter. Kentucky Wildlife will feature this diverse group of gifted artists that depict the subtle beauty of Kentucky’s animal life with paint and pencil. 

Through May 31
The Living Arts & Science Center | 362 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5PM
859.252.5222
BLACK STAR SEEDS: WHEN MI CYAAN FIND DI WORDS
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
After 30 years of focusing on writing, teaching, and administration, Frank X Walker returns to the world of visual art. This exhibit features drawings, paintings, and wood and paper assemblages, including new Afrofuturistic work grounded that reimagines the Middle Passage included slave ships from outer space.

At the opening reception, light refreshments and food by the bite will be served.

Through June 11
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning | 251 W Second St
Monday-Thursday, 10AM-7:30PM | Friday, 10AM-5PM | Saturday, 10AM-2PM
859.254.4175
LUMINOUS: CAROLYN YOUNG HISEL, A 50 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE
Headley-Whitney Museum of Art
Carolyn Young Hisel's prolific career as an artist of landscape and figurative painting, drawings, and collage spanned fifty years. Her use of light, color, and figurative form distinguished her work as an important Kentucky artist. Her work explored the spiritual realm and journey into our next world. Her paintings invoked a deeply emotional response. She had over 30 one-person shows in art galleries throughout the south and eastern United States, corporate collections including the Cleveland Clinic, University of Kentucky Hospital and Central Bank, the permanent collections of museums including the Owensboro Museum of Art and The University of Kentucky Art Museum. She was a graduate of The University of Kentucky department of art. 

Through June 16
Headley-Whitney Museum of Art | 4435 Old Frankfort Pike
Friday-Sunday, 10AM-4PM
859.255.6653
LENNON MICHALSKI IN THE GLO GALLERY
The Living Arts & Science Center
Artist Lennon Michalski creates “…imagery of a world where the line between organic and machine becomes blurred” with his deeply compelling large scale paintings. Michalski will be featured in a solo exhibition this spring in the LASC’s Glo Gallery. His approach to the process of art making is truly unique and unusual. Through the process, Michalski has developed an aesthetic that is visceral, intuitive, and completely his own. Painstakingly, Michalski slowly builds multiple layers of pigments and varnish upon large wooden panels. Michalski’s art teeters somewhere between the color field paintings of the abstract expressionists and the covers of 1950’s pulp science fiction novels.

Through June 22
The Living Arts & Science Center | 362 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5PM
859.252.5222
UNIVERSITY OPEN 2019
LexArts
Don't miss this juried exhibition showcasing the emerging talent of Kentucky’s university and college fine arts majors.

“As the juror for the University Open exhibition, I wanted to choose a wide variety of works that implemented traditional mediums and explored contemporary concepts and compositions. Each piece in the show investigates a modern creative vocabulary through landscape and portraiture. I wanted to compose a show that foregrounds the many facets of art making by including sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, painting, and photography to give the audience a well-rounded visual experience."
-Lennon Michalski, Artist and University Open Juror

Through June 29
ArtsPlace Gallery | 161 N Mill St
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5PM | Saturday, 12PM-5PM
FREE
859.255.2951
CRIMSON DUVAL & FELIPE MOLINA: COLORFUL MUSE
MS Rezny Studio/Gallery
Colorful in both concept and design these artists explore different mediums to tell their stories. Felipe Molina’s personal experiences are translated into representation of people and animals placed in unique environments where color and abstract elements create mood and perspective. Sculpting her coli-built, boldly colored creatures and placing them in vibrant environments of mixed media Crimson Duvall's stories unfold.

May 21-June 29
MS Rezny Studio/Gallery | 903 Manchester St
Artists' Reception: Sunday, June 2 | 4PM
Tuesday-Friday, 12PM-5PM | Saturday, 1PM-4PM
FREE
859.252.4647
MURMUR: AN ENCAUSTIC INSTALLATION
New Editions Gallery
Simplify, multiply, repeat…the propelling mantra that started with a group of 144 4”x4” encaustic panels and grew to 3000. A desire to reduce the noise of life and focus in. A desire to create harmony in the meditation of repetition. This exhibition is a large scale installation with nature at its core. The dance of starlings resonating with each other…a mass of raw natural beauty overwhelming in its magnitude. Murmur, murmurations. A work in miraculous collaboration.

Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch is an artist, author and instructor.

Through July 6
New Editions Gallery | 500 W Short St
Tuesday-Saturday, 12PM-6PM
859.266.2766
MONICA PIPIA: GREY IS THE NEW BLACK
Sorella Gelateria
Monica Pipia has exhibited her work at the University of Kentucky, Arts Place, the Kentucky Folk Art Center, the Lexington Arts and Science Center, and numerous galleries across the country from a horse-and-rider exhibit in Los Angeles to a juried show with the Academy of Equine Arts in Farmington, New Jersey.  

She is a recipient of the Andy Warhol Fellowship Award, the Kentucky Foundation for Women Grant and a VIP award for her residency in Alaska with the National Park Service. Pipia was nominated for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks poster image 2016 and was selected as the first Revel Artist at the Artisan Center in Berea Kentucky. Her goal is to simply keep creating art and bringing it into the public eye.

Through July 31
Sorella Gelateria | 219 N Limestone
Tuesday-Saturday, 12PM-9PM | Sunday, 12PM-6PM
859.797.0085
LexArts 161 North Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40507