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Friday, April 15, 2011

LAL Events Include Volunteer Opportunities for Thursday Night Live!

From our good friends at Lexington Art League -

a look at the many creative opportunities coming up:





Free Curators' Talk: April 16, 3p, LAL @ Loudoun House

Curators Diane Kahlo, Andres Cruz and Marta Miranda will discuss the works in Crossings, most of which were created by Latino/a and Chicano/a artists living in America and prompt the issues faced by this community. Read the curators' biographies and exhibition statement.

Find out how the exhibiton came to form with interviews in Chevy Chaser Magazine, WUKY's Tonic andNorth of Center; read reviews in the Lexington Herald-Leader and La Voz de Kentucky; view photos onFacebook- and join us for a discussion on visual art's powerful ability to comment on humanity.

Curators' Talk is on April 16, 3p, at LAL @ Loudoun House. Admission is free. Crossings/Travesias is on view now through May 15. Gallery Hours are Tuesday thru Friday, 10a - 4p and Saturday & Sunday, 1p - 4p.





LAL @ Gallery Hop | April 15 | 5p - 8p
The Mezzanine Gallery at the Government Center




Now in its second installment at its new location, the Mezzanine Gallery at the Government Center above Mayor Jim Gray’s office will feature recent works by Elizabeth Mesa-Gaidoand Gary Mesa-Gaido, curated by LAL. The works will be on display starting with April 15th’s Gallery Hop and will run through June 10th.

Before guests make their way to the Mezzanine Gallery, refreshments and reception will be held in the Mayor’s Office during Gallery Hop.

Read Art Beat for more information on the artworks.



Fifth Third Bank 4th Friday | April 22 | 6p - 9p
LAL @ Loudoun House

See Crossings and enjoy light appetizers by Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant and Old San Juan and a cash bar by Kentucky Eagle INC, Kentucky Ale and Pepsi. Also live music with Jose Rivera.







Love and Things Like Love | May 27 –July 10, 2011

Love and Things Like Love is an exhibition exploring the topic of love, from the poignant to the profane, from the heartfelt to the humorous. Although love is a universal theme, the work will include a diverse range of topics including loss, nurturing, compassion, intimacy, disconnect, affection and longing.

Love and Things Like Love Save the Dates:
May 27- Fifth Third Bank 4th Friday & exhibition opening, 6 - 9p
June 4- Palette (a VIP art event)
June 24- Fifth Third Bank 4th Friday, 6 - 9p








Call for Volunteers: Central Bank's Thursday Night Live
To Benefit LAL | May 19 and throughout the summer

LAL is looking for fun, motivated and enthusiastic volunteers willing to have a great time while raising money for LAL.Volunteers will serve beverages and assist in the LAL Booth as well as help with booth break-down during and after Central Bank Thursday Night Live, produced by the Downtown Lexington Corporation.

Interested? Contact Julia by email or call her at 859.254.7024.



More is More


Entry Deadline: April 22, 2011


More is More examines a common tendency towards multiples and repetition in contemporary art. Our love and worship of multiples takes on many forms, including both repeating objects and images. Are we responding to an influence from industry, technology, materialism and consumerism? Or is this exponential growth from a more abstract desire or compulsion? Regardless where the pattern originated, these serial acts have profound implications about the society that created them.

Artists may submit images and/or videos of their work along with an entry form, exhibition statement, and resume for consideration. All media will be considered.

Visit LAL's website for complete entry guidelines.



LAL Project Space
Entry Deadline: Rolling

The mission of the Project Space is to exhibit installation and new media work that is engaging, challenging, and experimental in both concept and execution. Newly relocated to the main floor, Project Space offers artists an opportunity to transform the room by displaying contemporary art against the background of Loudoun House’s Gothic revival architecture.

Visit LAL's website for complete entry guidelines.


LAL @ Loudoun House:
209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY 40505 | 859.254.7024

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

The Mezzanine Gallery at the Government Center, Curated by LAL:
200 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 | 859.254.7024
Gallery Hours during exhibitions are Monday thru Friday 9a - 5p


Images above:

Migrant Camp Site detail by Delilah Montoya from Crossings; 7 Paris Train Station by Gary Mesa-Gaido; Antoinette and Eva by Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido; 12 Pont Alexandre 3 Pano by Gary Mesa-Gaido; Homenaje a Maria Isavel detail by Diane Kahlo from Crossings; Home Stretch by Jillian Ludwig from Love and Things Like Love; A Place for Tears detail by Elissa Morely

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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