is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Find Your Autumnal Colors with Lexington Arts League!

There is SO much going on right now in the arts and activism world of the Bluegrass.  Tonight, the spotlight will be on my lambchops at the Lexington Arts League tonight as they open their newest exhibition:

Re:Play, curated by Lexington Film League, opens this evening at LAL's north side location in historic Loudoun House, projected video light dances on the walls of the Gothic architecture with 20 films by 16 local and national contemporary video artists in Re:Play, an exhibition curated by Lexington Film League.

Using found media as source material, many of the artists are working in the genre known as collage film. Collage digital media implements cuts of appropriated subculture films and commercial imagery, seaming new narratives atop different back stories from which the visuals came.
Sarah Wylie Van Mater of the Lexington Film League states, “Over the last decade, technology such as media extraction and programming, and platforms like YouTube, have amplified the material for this conversation, adding to nearly a century of experimental filmmaking which solidified found footage as both a self-expressive and sociopolitical genre.”

Join LAL for the opening at
Fifth Third Bank 4th Friday tonight!
Light appetizers and a cash bar
from DaRae & Friends Catering
and Pepsi,
and flowers by Nature's Splendor.

Also live music with Astor Place Riot.

Fifth Third Bank 4th Friday is on September 23, 2011 from 6p to 9p at LAL @ Loudoun House.

Admission is free for LAL members, $7 for potential members and 2 for 1 for LexArts card holders.

Fifth Third Bank 4th Friday is supported by WUKY, Where NPR Rocks at 91.3FM.

Gallery Talk: LAL @ Loudoun House

October 1, 1p - 2p

An open discussion on appropriation, context, meaning, and technique with local video artists showing in Re:Play and Lexington Film League. See the events page or keep in touch on Facebook...

Film Screening: LAL @ Loudoun House courtyard

October 13, 7:30p
A radical hybrid of spy, sci-fi, Western, and even horror genres, Craig Baldwin's Mock Up On Mu cobbles together a feature-length "collage-narrative" based on (mostly) true stories of California's post-War sub-cultures of rocket pioneers, alternative religions, and Beat lifestyles. Pulp-serial snippets, industrial-film imagery, and B- (and Z-) fiction clips are intercut with newly shot live-action material.

Free Gallery Tours: LAL @ Loudoun House

Call or Email to Schedule

Schedule your company or group’s free, personalized tour with groups of 8 or more. Call or email Becky Alley at 859.254.7024.

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

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

Gallery Hours during exhibitions are Monday thru Friday 9a - 5p

Mock Up on Mu still image by Craig Baldwin from Re:Play; On the Auspicious Occasion of Arriving in San Francisco by Brett Walker from Alternate Selves, LAL Exhibition Archive 2010.

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.

I am working on blogs about some very cool folks here in
the Bluegrass who are making a difference through their
arts and activism.;  BLITHE SPIRIT opens this weekend in
Woodford, RUINED opens soon for BCTC at the Downtown
Arts Center; OSAGE COUNTY for SummerFest's newest
offering; and join me as I catch up with some of my favorite
actors/writers/all 'round good guys, Dmetrius Conley Williams,
Robert Parks Johnson and Brian Hampton (whose JUNGLE FUN ROOOM
is delighting audiences everywhere, even developed into a
one-act play and its popularity is spreading like a big ol' grin
all over the face of America :)  I'll be back and writing more
again soon...I promise!  For now, though, I am thoroughly
enjoying learning more about the ukulele and finding lil gigs
where I can share my love for all things ukulele. If you're having
a holiday gathering and need a humble, economical musician to
entertain your guests, just get in touch with the Mayor of Kimmyville
and she'll pencil you into her (currently) totally blank Holiday calendar :)

See you at the shows!
peace, y'all,

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