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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lexington Art League is Celebrating September!

News from Lexington Art League:

KY.7 Biennial, in its second installment, is more than just a survey of meaningful contemporary art.  It is a stage to showcase and celebrate our region’s most forward-thinking artists.  In the service of these artists and contemporary art, the selection goals were to choose artwork that is innovative in production and concept, culturally relevant, and addresses important political and social issues.  Generating over 800 entries from Kentucky and its seven contiguous states (Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia), this survey resulted in a dynamic exhibition of 55 pieces by 36 artists representing a wide-range of media from painting, to video, to installation.

artist Vera Scekic, from Evanston, Illinois, transforms LAL Project Space with Microarray, a collection of hundreds of Styrofoam cups with painted bases arranged to create the illusion of a floating dot-and-grid painting.
KY.7 Biennial and Microarray both open at LAL @ Loudoun House this Saturday, September 11 and run through October 23. More information at
Don't Miss These Events
September 17: LAL @ Mayor's Office Gallery Hop Reception, 
5 - 8pm, Free

In a partnership with the Lyric Theatre, LAL presents a series of photographs by H.B. Elam which documents the creation of Lyric Theatre Community Quilt. The quilt, created by the Lexington community with led artist Sarah Campbell, will hang in the Lyric Theatre for its grand re-opening this fall.
September 18: ARTalk, 3p, Free
Engage with KY.7 Biennial jurors John Begley (Gallery Director and Coordinator of Critical and Curatorial Studies at the Hite Art Institute), Jason Franz (Executive Director and Chief Curator at Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center), Becky Alley (LAL Exhibitions and Programs Director) as they discuss the artwork.

September 24: Fifth Third 4th Friday, 5p - 6p, $7 (Free for Supporters)
View KY.7 Biennial amongst live music by Lipstick Pistol and light snacks and beverages (thanks to Kentucky Eagle Inc., KY Ale and Pepsi). Also Illustration Station  by Creator’s Co-Op.

LAL @ Loudoun House: 
209 Castlewood Drive
Lexington, Kentucky 40505 

Gallery Hours during exhibitions are Tuesday thru Friday 10-4 
and Saturday 1-4

LAL @ Mayor's Office: 
200 East Main Street
12th Floor, Lexington, KY 40507 
Gallery Hours during exhibitions are Monday thru Friday 10-5
Images above, from Top to Bottom:
Untitled by Aaron Blum from KY.7 Biennial; Image from Lyric Theatre Community Quilt project by H.B. Elam; untitled lure (orange with cords) by Anne Roecklein from KY.7 Biennial
The Lexington Art League’s programs are made possible through the generous support of LexArts.  The annual Campaign for the Arts has raised millions of dollars in support of the visual, literary and performing arts in Lexington. 

Through the success of the Campaign, LexArts supports The Lexington Art League with an allocation of $62,000 for general operating support.  We thank the many individuals whose passion for the arts compelled them to give generously of their time and money.  Together these donations helped LexArts raise more than $1 million for the arts community. Special thanks to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and the Kentucky Arts Council for their continued partnership in ensuring a flourishing future for the arts in Lexington and central Kentucky.  The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports the Lexington Art League with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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