The following is a list of Lexington area galleries. We do our best to update the information regarding gallery exhibits as it comes to us. Please email email@example.com with any information regarding upcoming gallery exhibits, or if there’s a gallery we have left off.
Ann Tower Gallery
141 East Main Street
Gallery Hours: Tues. -Sat. 12 – 5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tended Earth: New Paintings by Chris Segre-Lewis
On display November 15 – February 2, 2014
This series of nine paintings was inspired by Segre-Lewis’s travels to the Yorkshire area of England, which has been inhabited by humans since prehistoric times, and cultivated for hundreds of years. Segre-Lewis uses rich color and thick, textured paint to abstractly depict the sky and the land with its tree lined fields, ancient and modern roads and vernacular architecture.
The artist explains, “We receive the landscape as wilderness: untouched, pristine, and sublime. It is like a wild, unpainted surface that is slowly tamed by human response, etching our existence into time and history.” Segre-Lewis is a professor in the Art Department at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he lives with his wife and their three children. His work has been exhibited widely and is included in many public and private collections.
The second floor gallery will feature a large group exhibition of paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture by artists represented by the gallery, as well as folk art and holiday ornaments.
401 W. Main St.
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Apostles Anglican Church
200 Colony Blvd
(859) 245 – 1318
Gallery Hours: Tues. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Eden to Eternity: Molas from the San Blas Islands of Panama
On Display Dec. 15 – Feb. 19
This show had 40 molas from the San Blas Islands off the coast of Panam that tell the story of the Bible, from the Garden of Eden to the Ascension. Molas are panels of reversed embrodery originally applied to the front and back of the Cuna women’s blouses. Each Mola is a designed interpretation of biblical stories with whimsical treatment and tender insights.
Art at the Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market St.
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Abstract & Non-Objective
On Display November 3 – February 2
The theme for the November exhibit at Art at the Cathedral is Abstract art and Non-Objective art. Abstract art works are paintings containing recognizable objects which are slightly altered. Non-Objective art has subject matter without recognizable objects, rather uses lines, shapes, textures, etc. all working together in a dynamic composition.
The 19th century artist, Henri Matisse said, “The importance of an artist is to be measured by the quantity of new signs which he or she has introduced to the language of art.” Hopefully the viewers of this exhibition will see many ‘new signs’ in the variety of compositions in this show.
348 E. Main St.
(859) 873 – 8030
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Black Lodge
110 York St.
(510) 387 – 5340
Gallery Hours: gallery events and by appointment
Bluegrass Printer’s Co – Op
161 N. Mill St.
(859) 255 – 2951
Bread Box Studio Artists
501 West Sixth St.
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
251 W. Second St.
(859) 254 – 4175
Central Library Gallery
140 E. Main
(859) 231 – 5559
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Golden Kite, Golden Dreams: The Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators Awards
On Display Oct. 30, 2013 – Jan. 12, 2014
Artwork recognized over the course of more than three decades as some of the best in children’s book illustration will be featured in an exhibit at the Central Library Gallery.
The exhibit, “Golden Kite, Golden Dreams: The Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators Awards,” features 75 works in a variety of mediums, including ink, pencil, acrylic, gouache, water colors and paper cutting. The touring exhibit was created by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene, Texas, to mark the coming 40th anniversary of the Golden Kite Award.
The work of 50 artists will be on display, including work by Caldecott Award winners Trina Schart Hyman, Beth Krommes, Jerry Pinkney, Martin and Alice Provensen, and Uri Shulevitz.
From Wednesday, Dec. 4, to Friday, Jan. 10, the exhibit also will include glass art inspired by children’s books, made by Flame Run Studio in Louisville. Three-dimensional glass pieces will be interspersed with the two-dimensional art of the Golden Kite exhibit.
351 West Short St.
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m
Sat. 10 a.m – 6 p.m., Sun. 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Drew Doggett Photography
On Display Oct. 30, 2013 – Apr. 30, 2014
Drew Doggett creates striking, beautifully composed photographs of isolated cultures and locations around the world; his imagery has been sought by museums, collectors and designers alike. Doggett’s style, an appealing blend of ethnography and fine art, explores broad ideas of beauty and culture. Influenced by his background in fashion photography, Doggett’s work encourages viewers to find links and common ground between seemingly disparate places,cultures and peoples. In 2012, his Omo: Expressions of a People collection was accepted into the Smithsonian African Art Museum’s photographic archives. Drew’s fine art photography is on display in buildings and private collections around the world.
In 2012, Doggett traveled to the narrow, crescent-shaped ribbon of sand and rock off the coast of Nova Scotia known as Sable Island to document its herd of 400 wild horses. Believed to have arrived from shipwreck centuries ago, the unhindered herd roams the island’s ever-changing rugged landscape free from predators and human contact. Focusing on form, musculature and movement, Discovering the Horses of Sable Island tells a story of power and beauty. Capturing the animals on their own terms, Doggett portrays the unique freedom and prosperity these horses enjoy through painstaking detail and formal integrity. The resulting body of work, both intimate and expansive, offers a portrait of the relationship between the horses and theire nvironment that supports them.
Clark Art and Antique
801 Winchester Road
(859) 361 – 2147
Gallery Hours: Wed. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
314 South Ashland Avenue
(859) 368- 0830
Gallery Hours: Tue. – Thurs. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fri – Sat. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A Cup of Commonwealth
105 Eastern Avenue
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Sat. 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church Gallery
314 South Ashland
(859) 252 – 1919
Headley Whitney Museum
4435 Old Frankfort Pike
Gallery Hours: Wed – Fri 10 am – 5 pm, Sat – Sun 12 – 5 pm
On Display Through Dec. 22
Aegean Echoes features paintings by Helene Steene, sound design by Ray Crutcher, sculpltures by Debbie Westerfield, and mixed media pieces by Ray Papka.
Heike Pickett Gallery
Lexington, 400 East Vine &
Versailles, 110 Morgan St.
(859) 233 – 1263
Gallery Hours: Lexington, Mon.- Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Versailles, Thurs. – Sat. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and by appointment
Heike Pickett Gallery at CMW
E Pluribus Unum 2
On Display November 15 - December 30
New Italian landscape paintings by Emil Robinson and Catherine Richards, and a 30 year celebration with works by gallery artists. Artists include; Steve Armstrong, Kevin Muente, Takeshi Murakami, Lawrence Tarpey, Patricia Bellan-Gillen and more.
156 Deweese St.
(859) 396 – 6547
Hunt Morgan House
201 N. Mill St.
193 N. Limestone
(859) 749 – 9765
Gallery Hours: Wed. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Pick Me Up and Turn Me Around
On Display Nov. 14 – Dec. 21
“Institute 193 is pleased to present Pick Me Up And Turn Me Round, an exhibition of new paintings and graphite drawings by the artist Aaron Skolnick. Skolnick uses imagery gleaned from media coverage of the 1963 Kennedy assassination to explore the unreliability of memory and the mutable nature of the past. This exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of the assassination.
JFK’s presidency and his subsequent murder have become the subjects of a fraught national mythology, the bare facts laden with Cold War symbolism and conspiracy theory. His tenure is often remembered as a glamorous golden age—“Camelot”—defined by hope and youthful vigor. Only relatively recently has JFK’s legacy been subjected to more clear- eyed analysis. The political realities of the Kennedy years do not bear out the flattering legends.
For Skolnick, JFK is a symbol for savvy celebrity image control, a germane example for the present age of inescapable social media and carefully tended online personae. Skolnick’s work comments on this manipulation of reality, and explores its effect on both personal recollection and broader, societal memory.
Skolnick earned his B.F.A. from the University of Kentucky. His work was recently included in the group exhibition Face Value: The Portrait in Contemporary Art at the Kentucky School for Art (Louisville). He curated and participated in the exhibition Wayward Bound at Rare Gallery (NYC) and has organized an upcoming exhibition at the Speed Museum (Louisville).”
LAL Loudon House
209 Castlewood Drive
(859) 254 – 7024
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat – Sun 10 a.m. – 1p.m.
161 Mill St.
(859) 255 – 2951
Steve Armstrong, 20 Years of Mystery and Wonder
A Retrospective in Two Parts
On Display November 15 – December 31
Armstrong’s work is focused on creating kinetic constructions, often referred to as Automata. Celebrating an Acclaimed Artist’s Career (Part Two), features a more extensive selection of the artist’s work at ArtsPlace Gallery. Included in this exhibit are Armstrong’s first Automata sculpture, on loan from a private collection, as well as recent work.
“My themes are poetic and evocative, sometimes narrative, and almost always charged with personal symbolic content,” says Armstrong. “My work is based in the human figure and realism. I simplify my forms. My inner voice dictates that the figures not be in too nonchalant or too candid a pose, that the figures be posed in a formal manner, maybe contraposto, sometimes with formal hand gestures.”
The works exhibited at ArtsPlace are courtesy of The Heike Pickett Gallery and Steve Armstrong and may be purchased. A portion of the proceeds will benefit LexArts, a nonprofit organization working to enhance the quality of life in central Kentucky by developing a strong and vibrant arts community.
LexArts: Downtown Arts Center
141 E. Main St.
(859) 225 – 0370
The Creative Camera Club’s Print Show and Exhibition
On Display November 15 – December 31
The Downtown Arts Center’s City Gallery hosts the 43rd annual Print Show and Exhibition. There were 140 competition entries this year and judging was in the hands of Wendy Wooley, Don Ament and David Toczko. In addition to the competition entries, there are also more than a dozen exhibition-only works on display in the 2nd floor lobby just outside the gallery demonstrating member’s talents with alternative printing techniques and media types.
The Lexington Center and Museum
430 West Vine Street
Gallery Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri. – Sat. 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
On Display October 5 – June 26, 2014
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, presented by the Lexington Center Museum & Gallery and KentuckyOne Health, has drawn more than 25million visitors worldwide. This travelling exhibit includes more than 125 artifacts recovered from the wreck site of the Ship.
“We’re thrilled to help bring this impactful exhibit to Lexington,” said John E. Smithhisler, Market Leader, Central and Eastern Kentucky and President, Saint Joseph Hospital. “The story of the sinking of Titanic has captivated history buffs all over the world, and this exhibit tells human element to the story in a way that all visitors can relate to.”
Upon entrance into exhibition, visitors will receive a replica boarding pass granting them permission to “board” the White Star Line’s R.M.S. Titanic, and from there, the journey begins. The galleries focus on the legendary Titanic’s compelling human stories as best told through extensive room re-creations and authentic artifacts recovered from the ocean floor, including delicate vials of perfume and china bearing the White Star Line logo.
The Living Arts and Science Center
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Culture and Identity: New Expressions by Latino Artists in the 21st Century
On Display Through Dec. 14
This exhibition pairs the talents of Lexington artists Agustin Zarate, Diane Kahlo, and Adan Utrera as they explore the role of culture and identity, and the way it shapes the Latino immigrant.
The Lyric Theater
300 E. Third St.
Gallery Hours: Tues. – Fri. 11 – 5 p.m., Sat. 1-5 p.m.
“VIEW” Blend 2013
On Display September 20 – January 2014
“VIEW” BLEND 2013 is the third exhibition by Latino Arts Blend group. This time artists are showcasing different techniques and cultural values to express their interpretations of life, society, emotions and art. View is also highlighting the characteristic “twist” of the group that always tends to unite the different regions of Latin America.
“VIEW” BLEND 2013 is a compilation of local Hispanic artists and their diversity. This movement includes an array of cultural and historic influences from the roots and cultural foundations, starting with pre-colonialism through the complexity of cultural hybridity and migration during contemporary times.This concept is vital to understanding why Latin American art is full of contrasts, lively colors, different textures, both nature and human themes. This exhibit will approach the audience through a display of high quality artistic work that reflects cultural value.
159 North Broadway
(859) 245 – 1100
Gallery Hours: 5 – 8 p.m.
M.S. Rezny Studio Gallery
903 Manchester St.
(859) 252 – 4647
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 – 4 p.m., Sat. 12 – 3 p.m., and by appointment
On Display Dec 1. – Dec. 31.
A group of the gallery’s featured 2013 artists. This year the gallery has been filled with innovative artworks from many contemporary artists. This exhibit will review the works of these most talented artists. The mediums used are as varied as the subjects represented, offering a wide range of visual stimulation for the viewer.
New Editions Gallery
807 Euclid Avenue
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri 10 – 5:30 pm, Sat 11 – 4 pm, and by appointment
Laurie Doctor: Another Night in the Ruins
On Display Through Dec. 7
Kentucky Painter teacher and calligrapher Laurie Doctor’s work is largely based on language. Her current art show is inspired by Galway Kinnell.
K Albert B. Chandler Hospital
1000 S. Limestone, East Gallery
Gallery Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Tuska Center for Contemporary Art
465 Rose St.
UK Art Museum
405 Rose St.
Gallery Hours Wed. – Sun. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fibers.
On Display Through Jan. 5
A study of the ongoing transformation of fiber and textile art, from the functional and decorative to the innovative and experimental. The exhibit features both established masters, including Lexington’s Arturo Sandoval, and the young artists they have inspired.
Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series: Carl Corey
On Display Through Feb. 2
Mid westerner Carl Corey makes photographs in traditional documentary fashion, traveling Wisconsin in an RV and offering glimpses into the workings of small towns and the people who inhabit them.