Lunch with the Arts

Lunch with the Arts hosts a diverse offering of artists who share their craft from noon to 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, giving us a mid-month, mid-day break we all deserve. Bring your lunch and pay just $5 at the door!

Lunch with the Arts 2018-2019 season:

July 18 – Shaker Village: Past, Present, Future
Aug 15 – Robert Schalkoff (Japanese Pottery & Glassware)
Sept 19 – Johann Van Niekerk (South African Music)
Oct 17 – Lee Patrick & Loren Tice (Saxophone & Piano)
Nov 14 – Lydia DiMartino Ellis (Music Therapy)
Dec 19 – Young at Heart Band
Jan 16 – Dick Domek (Ragtime Piano)
Feb 20 – Maurice Manning (Poetry)
Mar 13 – Bruce Richardson (Japanese Tea)
Apr 17 – Danville Dulcimers
May 15 – Overtones (Barbershop Quartet)
June 19 – Pioneer Playhouse

Mar
13
Wed
LWTA – Bruce Richardson (Elmwood Inn Fine Teas)
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Bruce Richardson (Elmwood Inn Fine Teas)

Lunch with the Arts – Bruce Richardson
Wednesday, March 13 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door ($3 students)

Boston’s second great tea party began on March 24, 1904, when Isabella Stewart Gardner opened the door of her new Fenway house/museum to greet a mysterious Japanese man attired in a flowing robe and holding a letter of introduction from artist John LaFarge. Okakura Kakuzo had just arrived in Boston to begin cataloging the vast treasure trove of Asian art which filled the archives of The Museum of Fine Arts. Okakura’s Book of Tea and his vision of “the beautiful foolishness of things” influenced Frank Lloyd Wright, Georgia O’Keeffe, Wallace Stevens, and T. S. Elliott. 
 
Tea historian and writer Bruce Richardson, owner of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas, was the editor of the expanded 2011 Benjamin Press edition of The Book of Tea. His illustrated talk will focus on East-West concepts of art and how tea became the perfect metaphor for blending these cultures. Along the way, he’ll describe how Isabella Stewart Gardner contributed to the success of  Centre College Football.

Richardson has lectured at The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Winterthur Museum, Monticello, Centre College, University of Kentucky School of Fine Arts, Japanese-American Society of Kentucky, Yamaguchi Prefecture University, and more.

Sign language interpretation will be available for this event, thanks to a grant from the Hudson-Ellis Fund. The event is generously sponsored by Stuart Powell – Ford Lincoln Mazda and Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc. 

May
15
Wed
LWTA – The Overtones Barbershop Quartet
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - The Overtones Barbershop Quartet

Lunch with the Arts – The Overtones Barber Shop Quartet
Wednesday, May 15 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door ($3 for students)

We’re excited to welcome The Overtones back to the Community Arts Center. Their presentation will include a brief background of barbershop, a truly American art form, demonstration of unique four-part harmony construction, and a broad sampling of both early and more modern compositions utilizing the barbershop harmony style.

Members of the Overtones quartet – Tom Hart (Lead), John Stegner (Bass), Alan Bettler (Tenor) and Lew
Kelly (Baritone) – bring a wealth and diversity of backgrounds to their craft with a combined 200+ years
of vocal music education and experience.   (Yeah, they’re THAT, old but, boy, can they sing!)  The 2019
edition of Overtones has been incorporated for approximately 8 years.  While diligently working to
produce expanded sound … the “Overt Ones” (aka) are also into having serious FUN!  Their evolving
repertoire ranges from silly to sacred, with generous apportionments of romantic, “period” and popular
selections.   The Overtones’ philosophy is “Music is life and happiness is harmony”.  Overtones have been
seen and heard at Castle Post, Lexington Legends, Kentucky Horse Park, bars, banks and backyards;
they’ll go anywhere for a song!