Lunch with the Arts

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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!


LWTA – Soreyda Begley
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Soreyda Begley

Lunch with the Arts – Soreyda Begley
Wednesday, May 16 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door
Feel free to bring a lunch!

Soreyda Benedit Begley is a Lexington, Kentucky based designer and community activist. She is originally from Honduras and has lived in the United States for over 18 years. Soreyda is a public speaker and avid advocate for women’s rights, diversity and inclusion and Fair Trade. She founded the Lexington Fashion Collaborative, is active on the boards of several art and social justice organizations.

“Art, for me, represents not only a creative outlet but also a social act, an act of empowerment, for me and for others. Clothing, appearance and certainly standards of beauty and fashion are not neutral and trivial, and I design clothing as an attempt to take control of these standards. I want my clothing to serve as one more way to empower women and create agency and choice. By rejecting some ways of presenting ourselves and embracing others, I hope to create pieces that make women feel powerful, and by extension, be powerful.”

LWTA – Jane Joyce
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Jane Joyce

Lunch with the Arts: Jane Joyce
Wednesday, June 13 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 per person, at the door

Recycled quilts…and recycled poems?!  Join us for this fun lunchtime lecture that explores the ways in which artists use re-purpose materials to create new and beautiful things.

A published scholar in Classics, Jane Joyce, retired Luellen Professor of Literature at Centre College, has written three collections of poems. During this special LWTA event, Jane will talk about her inspiration for writing The Quilt Poems and some of the research she did for the project.

Barbara Hall is retired Stoghill Professor of Music at Centre College where she led the choral activities and taught interdisciplinary courses in humanities. She founded Danville Sings and currently conducts 3 choirs in that organization. Barbara will read several of Jane’s poems.

In the second half of the program, artists from the 2nd Look Quilt Challenge will share some of the stories behind their pieces in the show, all of which feature recycled materials.

LWTA – The Sharecroppers
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - The Sharecroppers

Lunch with the Arts – The Sharecroppers
Wednesday, July 18 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 per person at the door

Stop by the Arts Center for a bluegrass mini-concert on your lunch break! 

LWTA – Lee Patrick and Loren Tice
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Lee Patrick and Loren Tice

Lunch with the Arts: Lee Patrick and Loren Tice
Wednesday, October 17 | 12pm
$5 at the door

Patrick and Tice have been performing together for more than thirty years, with Patrick on the alto saxophone and Tice on the piano. In 2009, they began playing for senior and church groups in Central Kentucky. For these performances, they develop a theme and prepare an hour-long musical program related to this theme. Recent themes have included From Russia with Love, Legends in Music, Italian Splendor, and This Good Earth.

Lee Patrick began playing the saxophone in the 10th grade and has been trying to get better ever since. Through the years, he has encouraged countless others to do likewise. There is a rumor that he has adapted more music for the saxophone than anyone else in history. A vast catalog of publications supports this rumor.

Loren Tice started as pianist, then added organ. He has conducted numerous community choral groups and wrote music criticism for the Herald-Leader. Because of Patrick and Tice’s many years as colleagues at Transylvania University, saxophonists have claimed the lion’s share of his enjoyment. Added to this enjoyment is a long association with the summer Saxophone Institute, founded and directed by Dr. Patrick. Professor Tice helps lead the distinguished early-music vocal ensemble Musick’s Company