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Danville Arts Center announces statewide juried exhibition, State of Kentucky Photography

The Community Arts Center in Danville, Kentucky has announced a Call to Artists for a new, juried photography exhibition: State of Kentucky, which will debut at the Community Arts Center in April. In the exhibit prospectus, Creative Director Brandon Long explains that the show is meant to represent the ‘state’ of Kentucky, both in terms of place and state of being. To be eligible for this exhibition,...

Lexington Philharmonic’s PB&J Concert Series gets spooky Oct. 28 with Music Builds Thrills!

The second concerts of the Lexington Philharmonic’s 2017-2018 Peanut Butter & Jelly Concert Series will take place Saturday, October 28th at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate and at the Community Arts Center, in Danville KY. Music Builds Thrills! will be presented at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM at Ashland, and at 2:00 PM at the Community Arts Center. Following each half-hour PB&J concert, children...

Danville Community Arts Center hosts exhibit by nationally-recognized landscape artist Hertz

The Community Arts Center in Danville, will present ReInterpret: Contemporary Landscapes by Billy Hertz through April 29. Billy Hertz is the owner of Galerie Hertz in Louisville and has been a contemporary art trendsetter for nearly thirty years. Hertz challenges and redefines traditional interpretations of landscape art by taking a bird’s eye point of view. He soars above the landscape, creating...

Community Arts Center receives $10,000 NEA Challenge Grant for Art Under Pressure

The Community Arts Center has been selected to receive a $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Challenge America Grant in support of its Art Under Pressure project. Art Under Pressure will serve nearly 200 students at Danville High School. The project features a coordinated series of printmaking events facilitated by guest artists and will culminate in a public steamroller printmaking event....

Open Studios ArtTour in Mercer and Boyle counties gives close look at art in the making

Talisman for the Heart is a bead necklace by Kathleen O’Brien. (Photo from ArtTour/Facebook)   The fourth Annual Open Studios ArtTour in Boyle and Mercer Counties will take place with visits to seven artist studios on Saturday, Nov. 1, and Sunday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   The seven studios and two art centers will be open and free to the public.   Beginning in Harrodsburg,...

Danville Community Arts Center launches contemporary landscape exhibit Horizon

(Photo from CAC)   Danville’s Community Arts Center has gone international with a new contemporary landscape exhibit Horizon bringing together the works of artists from 11 states and the country of Spain.   Each year, the Community Arts Center issues a national call to artists for a juried exhibit of modern landscapes. The entries have been submitted, the juror has reviewed them thoroughly...

Kentucky Chautauqua actress, script writer bring Mary Todd Lincoln to life in Danville

Lexington native Mary Todd Lincoln will be remembered almost as if she were there in a Kentucky Chautauqua appearance by Trish Clark at the Community Arts Center at 401 W. Main St. in downtown Danville on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at noon.   Trish Clark appears as Mary Todd Lincoln. (Photo provided) Clark will portray Lincoln for the arts center’s September installment of Lunch with the Arts....

Eye of Beholder: Three Ky. artists interpret nature at Danville’s Community Arts Center

Three artists of varying styles will share different interpretations of nature in exhibits opening this week at the Community Arts Center in Danville. Mixed media works, impressionist-style paintings and digitally altered photographs will be on view free of charge from Wednesday, Aug. 6, through Saturday, Sept. 27, at the corner of 4th and Main in downtown Danville.   A public artists reception...

Lending a Hand: Governor’s School for Arts students reach out to Danville community

Governor’s School for the Arts participants Kaleb King, Kenneth Korbar and Emma Collins weed flower beds at Constitution Square State Historic Site in Danville. (Photo by David Flores)   By Caitlan Cole Special to KyForward   Students at the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts at Centre College recently stepped out of their studios and classrooms to take to the streets...

Lending a Hand: Governor's School for Arts students reach out to Danville community

Governor’s School for the Arts participants Kaleb King, Kenneth Korbar and Emma Collins weed flower beds at Constitution Square State Historic Site in Danville. (Photo by David Flores)   By Caitlan Cole Special to KyForward   Students at the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts at Centre College recently stepped out of their studios and classrooms to take to the streets...

Artists ‘Rethink Recycling’ in new, interactive exhibit at Danville’s Community Arts Center

Re: Rethink Recycling is a new way of thinking about reuse of everyday materials. Turn them into art like the Kentucky artists on display at Danville’s Community Arts Center from Feb. 5 to March 30. (Photo provided)   Rethink recycling, suggests the Community Arts Center in Danville. In other words, don’t just separate plastics and paper from regular garbage – find a way to repurpose...

New arts center exhibits show contemporary landscapes, including downtown Danville

Chelsea Compton Special to KyForward   What do you think of when you hear the word “landscape”? The classic image of green trees, rolling hills or flowing streams may pop into mind, but the Community Arts Center presents fresh, modern perspectives on landscapes from local and national artists in two new exhibits on display now through Nov. 15.   Each year the Arts Center invites artists...

Danville’s Community Arts Center plans two special events tied to city’s first Irish Festival

Two of the Danville Community Arts Center’s most popular programs, Lunch with the Arts and Starry Night Studio, are getting an Irish twist this week, due to the inaugural Danville Irish Festival July 10 – 14.   Kieran Cunningham (Photo provided) The festival honors our community’s relationship with sister city Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, and is bringing one of that country’s native...