UK Symphony Orchestra
UKSO plays Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 “From the New World,” along with performances by this year’s concerto competition winner, clarinetist Evelynn Esquivel, and alumni conductors Daniel Chetel (DMA’14) and Michelle Di Russo (MM’17). As part of the celebration of the UKSO’s 100th season, alumni musicians join the orchestra and the audience for this exciting concert. 

BARBER: First Essay for Orchestra
STAMITZ: Clarinet Concerto No. 3
MARQUEZ: Danzón No. 2
DVORAK: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World"

John Nardolillo, conductor
Daniel Chetel, conductor
Michelle Di Russo, conductor
Evelynn Esquivel, clarinet

Friday, March 22 | 7:30PM
Singletary Center for the Arts | 405 Rose St
$12 | $5 for students BUY NOW
Art Inc KY
Gallery representation is the ultimate goal for many artists. It can signal that your work has been recognized and accepted by credible professionals in the industry.  

But what do you need to know when it comes to working with art galleries? Where do you begin? And how do you know if an art gallery is THE right art gallery for you and your work?   

In this session, The Art of Approaching an Art Gallery, newly retired gallery owner Ginny Rollins of Richmond, Kentucky will provide insight into the process of researching, approaching and successfully working with art galleries.  

Please contact Mark Johnson or Liz Jordan at 859-231-0054, ext 1023 or via email to register.

Saturday, March 23 | 10 AM
Art Inc KY | 560 E Third St, Ste 202
$20 | FREE for Art Inc KY members
University of Kentucky Choirs
Night on Broadway is back at the student center this year for an evening of your favorite songs from the stage and screen!

UK Choristers, conducted by Beth Wilson, is the oldest performing organization on campus. Filled with underclassmen and representing a wide variety of majors, the group frequently performs on and off campus. The UK Choristers are part of the UK School of Music at UK College of Fine Arts. The school has garnered a national reputation for high-caliber education in opera, choral and instrumental music performance, as well as music education, composition, and theory and music history.

Join the Choristers on the blue carpet for a joy filled night in old Hollywood featuring live performances, food, and fun!

Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23 | 7:30PM
Gatton Student Center | Avenue of Champions
$25 | $15 for faculty, $10 for students BUY NOW
Lexington Art League
The Lexington Art League announces five new concurrent exhibitions by local artists and curators.

Established artists’ solo exhibitions include 'Men and Women with Keys' by LaVon Williams and 'Natural Precision' by Gary D Graham. Emerging artists’ solo exhibitions include '¡Otra Vez Aquí!', by Victor Palomino and 'Difference/Repetition' by Milyoo. The fifth show, 'Gather: Fiber Arts', is a group exhibition by emerging curators Shelby Wheeler and Candace Mullins. 

“We are dividing the house room by room and presenting between four and seven shows simultaneously, in an attempt to offer as many opportunities for local visual artists and curators to hold substantial exhibitions while offering audiences a variety of experiences all in one place,” said Lexington Art League Exhibitions Director Logan Dennison.  

Through May 5
Opening Reception: Friday, March 22 | 5PM
Lexington Art League | 209 Castlewood Dr
Tuesday-Thursday, 10AM-4PM | Friday, 10AM-8PM | Saturday-Sunday, 1PM-4PM
Studio Players - Lexington Community Theatre
The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the teacher, Annie Sullivan, and blind, deaf, and mute Helen Keller. Only Annie suspects that there is intelligence and spirit waiting to be released from the young girl’s dark, tortured silence. Through persistence, love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie is finally successful with teaching Helen how to communicate, with the utterance of a single, miraculous word: "water."

Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23 | 8PM'
Sunday, March 24 | 2:30PM
Studio Players - Lexington Community Theatre | 154 W Bell Ct
$21 | $11 for students BUY NOW
Lexington Children's Theatre
"September, 1962. Ever since I was just a kid, I have dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Of not just looking at the moon through my telescope or watching movies about what it might be like, but actually discovering it for myself. And guess what? My dream might actually be possible! The Space Race is on – and now I’m racing to be a part of it. I’ll do whatever it takes – graduate early, go to interview after interview, start flight training – I just have to be on that Apollo Program team. My name is Scott Gibson, and one day soon, I am going to touch the stars."

Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24 | 2PM
Lexington Children's Theatre | 418 W Short St
$20 | $15 for children BUY NOW
Lexington Philharmonic
Join LexPhil musicians for a Saturday morning of music, learning, and of course, PB&J Sandwiches! A half-hour concert is followed by a half-hour for play and discovery in the Instrument Petting Zoo.

Saturday, March 23 | 10AM
The Living Arts & Science Center | 362 N Martin Luther King Blvd
Lexington Film League
Join the Carnegie Center for a reading by winners of the Harriett A. Rose Legacies Writing Contest. To be considered for the Harriett A. Rose Legacies Writing Contest, writers over 55 submitted poems, stories, essays, or memoirs drawn from the writer's personal history.

First Place ($100): Alexander Hume, Lexington, creative nonfiction, “Pigs at the Table”
Second Place ($50): David T. Miller, Lexington, poems, including “The Death of Siri” 

Honorable Mention: Kathleen Gregg, Wilmore, poems, including “Stepping Through the Windshield”
Honorable Mention: Bobbie Smith Bryant, Louisville, creative nonfiction, “The Rhythm of the Rows”
Honorable Mention: Patti Miller, Georgetown, poems, including “Namesake”

The contest was judged by Randi Ewing.

Tuesday, March 19 | 6PM
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning | 251 W Second St
Lexington Film League
In honor of Women's History Month, the Lexington Film League and the Lexington Public Library are pleased to present a free weekly screening series dedicated to cinematic pioneer Dorothy Arzner.

Arzner was both the first woman to become a member of the Director's Guild of America and the first to direct a sound picture. As a pioneer of the "talkie" she invented the first ever boom mic. She also launched the careers of some of the most celebrated actresses in Hollywood history with her emphasis on fiercely independent roles for women. Yet for decades she was largely forgotten in film histories written largely by men.

Fortunately, her films have screened more widely in the past several years and the world is finally acknowledging the importance of Arzner's singular vision.

This week's film is The Bride Wore Red. Count Armalia (George Zucco) tries to show that peasants and aristocrats are not that different by asking singer Anni Pavlovitch (Joan Crawford) to masquerade as his wealthy friend, Anne Vivaldi. She agrees and soon meets the dashing Rudi Pal (Robert Young). Although he is engaged, Rudi begins to fall for Anni. At the same time, she develops feelings for Giulio (Franchot Tone), a self-possessed but poor clerk. However, Anni also begins to lose herself in the role of affluent socialite. Watch a clip.

Monday, March 18 | 7PM
Farish Theater | 140 E Main St
The Lyric
The Lyric Theatre is excited to embark on their Sports Film Series, which will explore the excellence of African-American athletes through film. Films will begin at 6pm and are free! Concessions will be available for purchase.

In 1985, Russian boxer Ivan Drago killed former U.S. champion Apollo Creed in a tragic match that stunned the world. Against the wishes of trainer Rocky Balboa, Apollo's son Adonis Johnson accepts a challenge from Drago's son -- another dangerous fighter. Under guidance from Rocky, Adonis trains for the showdown of his life -- a date with destiny that soon becomes his obsession. Now, Johnson and Balboa must confront their shared legacy as the past comes back to haunt each man. Watch the trailer.

Thursday, March 21 | 6PM
The Lyric | 300 E Third St
Red Barn Radio
DAKOTA SAYLOR is a singer/songwriter born in Harlan County, Kentucky, and raised on a cattle farm in southwestern Virginia. A late bloomer, Dakota began playing guitar after dusting off his father’s vintage Gibson LG-0 a week before starting high school. After teaching himself to play a few chords, he used that guitar as a tool to improve upon his songwriting, which he did to pass the time ever since he was a toddler.  

Dakota’s songs tell stories of unrequited love, family, and life in modern Appalachia—some drawn from his own experiences, and others from those he has met along his life’s journey. Blending neo-traditional country sounds with Appalachian folk sensibilities and melodic hooks, his music is easy to tap along to and even harder to forget.  Watch a clip.

Wednesday, March 20 | 8PM
Red Barn Radio | 161 N Mill St
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
CATHERINE BRITT is an award winning Australian singer/songwriter. Raised in Gunnedah, Australia, Catherine made the move to the home of country music at just 17 years old after recording her debut album, which garnered the attention of Elton John and RCA Records. The critical acclaim for her albums and reputation as a performer has seen Catherine tour and perform with some of the biggest names in music, including Sir Elton John, Don McLean, Keith Urban, Dolly Parton, and more. Her recent album, ‘Catherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts,' is an album that rattles and rolls with life, energy and honest, autobiographical songwriting.  Watch a clip.

LOCKWOOD BARR is a Tiburon, California-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her successes include CMA Emerging Artist, an Independent Country Music Association Award as banjo player for the Nashvegas Ramblers, and a 2016 Music Row Magazine Discovery Award for her song “Forgotten How to Cry.” With a mother who performed with John Hartford and the Dillards and a dad who taught her banjo, she can’t remember a time she wasn’t around music. With bluegrass in her blood and determination second to none, she has crafted a unique sound that is here to stay: unapologetically bold yet playfully relatable.  Watch a clip.

Monday, March 18 | 6:45PM
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center | 300 E Third St
The Parachute Factory
Join The Parachute Factory for the opening reception of Adam Wiseman's solo exhibition, Fat Palimpsest, 1997. 

"Within the study of architecture, a palimpsest is an object, building, city, or work of art that was constructed and intended for one use, then later manipulated or worked on again for another. When analyzed archaeologically and philosophically, palimpsests serve as contradictory artifacts, compressing opposing creative time sequences that most often reveal neither...but also, both.

Not unlike the entanglement of sounds one can imagine hearing from terrestrial radio transmissions observed light-years away from Earth, by recreating the layered chronology of the palimpsest, these paintings intend to depict coagulated architectural space that originated in my birth year, 1977."
-Adam Wiseman

Through March 30
The Parachute Factory | 720 Bryan Ave
Wednesday-Friday, 5PM-8PM | Saturday, 12PM-3PM
The Wills Gallery, Fine Art & Antiques
Join the Wills Gallery in welcoming Dawna Scripps as their Local Artist of the Month.

Dawna's work is a collection of pretty, sparkly things, made with love, hope, and a creative spirit fueled by dreams, hopelessly romantic dreams.

During the opening reception, in addition to art and beverages, Tabitha Dial of North Star Muse will be performing tarot card readings.

Through March 30
The Wills Gallery, Fine Art & Antiques | 190 Jefferson St
Tuesday-Thursday, 1PM-7PM | Friday-Saturday, 1PM-8PM
MS Rezny Studio/Gallery
Don't miss this exhibition of mixed media works on paper by Martin Beck.

For Beck, a nationally recognized artist, the nude speaks to the human condition: “…our bodies are road maps of our individual experience.” In these recent works Beck looks for clues to understanding our turbulent times by placing the figure into contextual backgrounds. These works on paper often contain palimpsests: Ghost figures from previous drawings that evoke half-forgotten dreams or alternate realities.

Through March 30
MS Rezny Studio/Gallery | 903 Manchester St
Tuesday-Friday, 12PM-5PM | Saturday, 1PM-4PM
Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University
A senior exhibition by Jessie Dees, Samara Lyons, Josh Porter, Sarah Schaaf, Sonora Schuck, and Stephanie Wayne.

"Half Dozen" features the work of six Transylvania University studio art majors connected, not only as graduating studio art majors, but moreover, their mutual love for the process of creating artworks that spark conversation. Through a variety of media—including textiles, installation and video—"Half Dozen" explores ideas of virtual reality, depression, historical events, politics, family and culture, perspective and form. 

Through April 10
Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University | 300 N Broadway
Monday-Friday, 12PM-5PM
The Artists' Attic
This exhibit, featuring the work of Cissy Hamilton, Ree Wilson, and Ann Bjork, came about as a celebration of drawing models from life. The artists participate at the University of Kentucky life drawing sessions. Drawing is the foundation of most artistic expression and the underlying structure of representational painting. Figures are one of the more difficult subjects to draw and great practice for artists.

Through April 30
The Artist's Attic | 401 W Main St, Ste 401
Monday-Saturday, 11AM-5PM
The Living Arts & Science Center
In the 1700’s, amateur artists started painted miniature portraits on ivory using water colors. Before photography, this practice became so popular that soon academically trained artists began producing ‘miniature’ portraits for the eager public. This practice continued until photography replaced it. Invited area artists asked to create miniature versions of their art will be featured in this unique group exhibition of art produced to a minuscule scale. 

Participating artists include: Steve Armstrong, Diane Kahlo, Mary Rezny, Robert Morgan, Amy Chase, Rob Bridges, Blake Eames, Mike Goodlett, Bruce New, Patrick Smith, Kate Sprengnether, Marco Logsdon, Guy Mendes, Ruth Adams, Mollie Rabiner, Hunter Stamps, Carleton Wing, Lawrence Tarpey, Jerielle Hanlo, Kiptoo Tarus, Rae Goodwin, Lori Larusso, Mia Cinelli, Jennifer Reis, Ed Franklin, Stacey Chinn, Nathan Zamarron, Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido, Georgia Henkel, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, and Charles Ellis.

The Living Arts & Science Center | 362 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5PM
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
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
LexArts 161 North Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40507