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Friday, May 21, 2010

Lexington Arts League Fills Up Its Calendar

The Lexington Arts League is hopping!  Here's all the news you need to know, straight from LAL:

May 28 | 6p - 9p | LAL @ Loudoun House

Come to this month's Fifth Third 4th Friday prepared.

Why? Well- it's not Halloween, but we are having a costume contest. 
Dress as Your Alter Ego contest, to be exact.

So- come to the Loudoun House now and view one of the concurrent exhibitions, Alternate Selves, get inspired by the adornment and masquerade- then dig through your dress-ups, wigs and anything else you can plaster on your body canvas (i.e. thick eyeliner?) and be artistic. Prizes for the Ultra Creative...

Not to overlook- Mia's will be here with tasty appetizers, and KY Eagle Inc., KY Ale and Pepsi will be quenching our thirst. All while we listen to Alma Gitana (can it get any better?).

Supporters Free, Potential Supporters $7 (that's 7 bucks for food, music, art and spectacle, so it's worth it).

Image above taken from On the Auspicious Occasion of Arriving in San Francisco by Brett Walker, part of Alternate Selves

LAL @ Loudoun House | 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY 40505
Passing: Fashioning Drag and Alternate Selves | Now - June 26 | Gallery Hours: Tue - Fri 10a - 4p; Sat & Sun 1p - 4p

Film Screening: A One-Time-Chance... plus it's Free
Alternate Selves Film Screening
Thursday, June 3; 8pm; Free
LAL @ Loudoun House
Join LAL for a one-night only event, intimately staged in the Loudoun House courtyard: a film screening of four short films and one feature length documentary, all part of the Alternate Selves exhibition. From the mythology of a nervous and insecure video gamer to the life of local horror film icon, this makes for an interesting view on the various social roles lived by our alter egos.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Julia or call her at 859.254.7024
Passing: Fashioning Drag and Alternate Selves | Now - June 26 | 
Gallery Hours: Tue - Fri 10a - 4p; Sat & Sun 1p - 4p

Finale: Side by Side and Witness
LAL @ the Mayor’s Office
Now – May 31, 2010
Now in its fourth year, the award winning program Side by Side displays collaborative artworks created by 12 professional artists and 12 young artists with special needs. After six weeks of visual art exercises with lead artist Luella Pavey, the collaborators created a piece reflective of the adult artists’ medium and the child artists’ expression.

See Side by Side in the making!

Program and exhibition in partnership with Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital and VSA arts of Kentucky.

LAL @ the Mayor's Office | 200 East Main St., 12th Floor, Lexington, KY
Gallery Admission is Free, Hours are Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm.

LAL @ Loudoun House Classroom
May 21 – June 4, 2010
Working with advocates from partnering agencies, professional artists collaborated with women who have experienced violence to create original works of visual art reflective of the women’s stories, often untold. Visual art became a tool to facilitate healing for survivors, build relationships between artists and survivors, and engage the community in a very powerful way to help end violence against women and girls.

Witness is developed and produced by LAL in partnership with the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program,Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth, and Third Street Stuff. Sponsored by The University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women.

LAL @ Loudoun House, Upstairs | 209 Castlewood Dr., Lexington, KY
Gallery Admission is Free, Hours are Tues – Fri, 10a-4p; Sat & Sun 1p-4p

LAL Call to Artists and Opportunities

Entry Deadline: July 2, 2010
Exhibition Dates: September 11— October 23, 2010

The KY7 Biennial is the second in a series of exhibitions, presented by the Lexington Art League, showcasing new work by living artists in Kentucky and all of its contiguous states including Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana.

Meet the Jurors:
Jason Franz is the Executive Director and Chief Curator at Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information about Jason and Manifest, please visit:

John Begley is the Gallery Director and Coordinator of Critical and Curatorial Studies at the Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Kentucky. For more information about John and the Hite Art Institute, please visit:

Becky Alley is the Exhibitions and Programs Director at the Lexington Art League

For more information and to apply:

Quilting Bees | LAL & the Lyric Theatre
June 19 | 10a - 12p | Shiloh Baptist Church
237 East 5th Street, Lexington, KY 40508

LAL and the Lyric Theatre are working together on a community art quilt that will hang in the lobby of the Lyric Theatre for its grand re-opening this fall. The quilt will be made by those interested in commemorating the history of engagement with the Lyric Theatre through the making of a large quilt. Over the next few months, various locations across Lexington will be hosting community quilting bees to produce the art quilt for the Lyric Theatre, so keep your eyes and ears open for details. Everyone is welcome to participate.

LAL is seeking materials appropriate for quilt-making to be donated for this project as well as quilting volunteers to become a part of the bee. Next Bee is scheduled for June 19th at Shiloh Baptist Church.

Please email Becky Alley, or call 859.254.7024 for more information about the project or to volunteer.

Castlewood Community Center Summer Camps: Call for Interns and Volunteers
Camp dates: June 7 thru July 30 | LAL @ Loudoun House and Castlewood Community Center

LAL is seeking interns and volunteers to assist the Instructor of the Castlewood Fun Camps program, in which young people will create public art for the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden. The camps take place Monday through Friday, June 7th through July 30th, at the Castlewood Community Center in Castlewood Park. Art classes will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 each day. Participating children’s ages range from 5 to 12. For more information and to apply contact Julia or call her at 859.254.7024. Learn more about our community engagement programs here.

AFB Art Fair @ Woodland Park Volunteers
Fair Dates: August 21— August 22, 2010

The AFB Art Fair @ Woodland Park, now in its 35th year, is looking for volunteers for positions ranging from greeters, booth sitters, monitors and KidZone assistants. The Fair is one of the most anticipated events in Lexington and by volunteering, you will be contributing greatly to LAL and our community as a whole (plus its a fun way to experience the AFB Art Fair @ Woodland Park!).

For more information, take a look at our Fair volunteer application, contact Bianca or call her at 859.254.7024.

Happenings | Opportunities

Institute 193, 193 North Limestone, Lexington, KY
Now thru June 12, 2010
Involved with Latitude Artist Community and previously shown at LAL's How Artists See Their World, Jessie Dunahoo, who is deaf and blind, is now in exhibition at Institute 193. In time, Dunahoo’s environments have grown and evolved into complex sewn structures made of found materials including grocery bags, fabric samples, pieces of old clothing and twine. For more info or to schedule a visit, go to
40th Annual International Glass Art Society Conference
June 9 thru 12, 2010
Louisville, KY
The Glass Art Society's 40th annual conference will take place in Louisville this summer, celebrating the art and the craft of glass. Demonstrations, lectures, sales, exhibitions and events are scheduled and can be found by visiting


Phantom Place Project Space
Latitude Artist Community
Deadline: Contact LAC
The Phantom Place Project Space is located within an interior wall at Latitude Artist Community. The space is the size of a missing brick in this wall- so work must be to this small scale. Artists are to submit a proposal of no more than 100 words with up to 5 images. Please submit via email to

LifeLab Community Mentor
Latitude Artists
Latitude Artists is looking for part-time mentor positions with exemplary references. Please visit Latitude Life Lab for more info and contact Melanie Qualls or call her at 859.806.0195 with your resume or questions.

Georgetown Grand National Art Steeplechase
Deadline: May 25, 2010
Historic Georgetown, Inc.
Historic Georgetown, Inc. is accepting submissions for all media that include a historic property in Georgetown/Scott County. For more information, please email

Call for Submissions- V Journal
Deadline: June 1, 2010
V,a newly developed feminist journal in Lexington, is looking for selections of art that examine gender in contemporary society. Selected submissions will appear in the online journal. For more information, visit

Kentucky Proud Art Fair
Good Foods Market & Cafe
Deadline: June 2, 2010
Good Foods third annual Kentucky Proud Art Fair will be held outside the store on Saturday, June 19 from 10 am – 2 pm. Kentucky artists showcasing and selling their art will be a part of the event. Artists applications are currently available at

The International Painting Annual (INPA)
Deadline: June 30, 2010
Manifest announces a complimentary project to the ongoing Drawing Annual (INDA). As a carefully designed high-end book, selected artists in INPA will be able to display regardless of limitations of gallery space, physical availability, etc. For more info. visit:

June Classes at Fine Arts Institute
Department of Art, University of KY
Classes are offered in the month of June for drawing, painting and life drawing taught by local artist Christine Kuhn. For more information and registration, visit

disClosure: a journal of social theory
Deadline: July 1, 2010
The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions in any artistic medium that explores family, sex and law as they are understood in a variety of ways. disClosure is a journal produced in conjunction with the Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky. Contact Jeffrey Zamostny or Rebecca Lane at for inquiries and submissions.

The HeART of the Horse
Deadline: July 31, 2010
The Rowan County Arts Center's exhibit will be on display September 1 thru September 29, 2010. Please contact Rhonda Bailey, Director of the Rowan County Arts Center at 606 207-2007 or at

KAC: Kentucky Peer Advisory Network
Deadline: Year Round
This program offers minimal-cost consultancies to arts organizations, community groups, schools and eligible individual artists in areas of board development, grant writing, marketing and promotion, strategic planning festival planning and other pertinent issues. More info at

The Urban Market
Capacity Inc. | Various Locations
Capacity Inc. presents the Urban Market on the second Saturday of every month. Invest in a booth and sell your artwork or products. 
For more information, please visit

Lexington Art League
209 Castlewood Drive • Lexington, KY 40505 • 859.254.7024

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a direct impact on the world in which you live.


My biggest thanks to everyone at Lexington Art League for providing our community with such wonderful ways to celebrate the artist within!  peace, Kimmy 

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