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
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!
Lunch with the Arts: 70 Years of Pioneer Playhouse
Wednesday, June 19 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door ($3 students)
Pioneer Playhouse, Kentucky’s Oldest Outdoor Theatre, is celebrating 70 years in the Bluegrass with the 2019 summer season (June 7 – August 17.) Heather Henson (Managing Director) and Robby Henson (Artistic Director) will talk about the vibrant history of this one-of-kind theatre, which was founded in 1950 by their father Eben C. Henson. Over the years, many Hollywood stars have gotten their start at the Playhouse, including John Travolta, Lee Majors, Bo Hopkins, and Jim Varney. The Hensons will share memories and will talk about the challenges of keeping a theatre going for 7 decades. They will also highlight the 2019 season, giving a preview of the third show in the line-up, Breaking Up With Elvis, which was written by Robby Henson.
Breaking Up with Elvis (July 9 – July 20) is part of the “Kentucky Voices” series of original plays Pioneer
Playhouse has been producing for 11 years, plays that celebrate some aspect of Kentucky history and
heritage. This play was inspired by the “Elvis concert that never was “ at Lexington’s Rupp Arena in
Big thanks to our 10th anniversary season sponsors, Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc (DEAL) and Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda.