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 20 – Bruce Richardson (Japanese Tea)
Apr 17 – Danville Dulcimers
May 15 – Overtones (Barbershop Quartet)
June 19 – Pioneer Playhouse

Nov
14
Wed
LWTA – Lydia Ellis (Music Practitioner)
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Lydia Ellis (Music Practitioner)

Lunch with the Arts – Lydia DiMartino-Ellis
Wednesday, November 14
12pm to 1pm | $5 at the door ($3 students)

Lydia DiMartino-Ellis has been involved with music in Danville for over 30 years, having taught in the Danville/Boyle County school systems and at local churches and served as the director and piccolo soloist for the Advocate Brass Band. Lydia is president of Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit that promotes and supports education in the arts in Kentucky, especially Danville and Boyle County.

During her presentation, Lydia will describe/demonstrate what it means to be a certified Music Practitioner–a type of Therapeutic Musician.  Medical Administrators are especially invited to come and learn about this drug-free form of Complimentary Medicine!

Sign language interpretation will be provided at this event. 

The 2018-2019 season of Lunch with the Arts is generously supported by Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc.

Dec
19
Wed
LWTA: Young at Heart Band
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA: Young at Heart Band

Lunch with the Arts: Young at Heart Band
Wednesday, December 19| 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door ($3 for students)

Join us for what has quickly become a favorite annual event at the Community Arts Center – a holiday performance by the Young at Heart Band. This lively group performs their own brand of swing music from the 1940s era. They may be called young at heart, but here is the kicker – the band members’ average age is 80 years and counting.  That doesn’t prevent them, however, from raising the roof when it comes to their music.

Sign language interpretation will be provided at this event.

Big thanks to our sponsors – Morning Pointe of DanvilleStuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc. – for supporting this event!!

Jan
16
Wed
LWTA – Dick Domek (Ragtime Piano)
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Dick Domek (Ragtime Piano)

Lunch with the Arts: Dick Domek (Ragtime Piano)
Wednesday, January 19
12pm to 1pm | $5 at the door ($3 students)

Dick Domek is pianist and music director for the Walnut Street Ramblers. Originally from Chicago, he started playing piano at an early age; he learned ragtime and jazz from recordings, sheet music, and working with other musicians.

Knowledgeable on the music of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong, he is a featured speaker on jazz and ragtime for the Kentucky Humanities Council.   He has received grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Dick is professor emeritus of Music Theory and Composition at the University of Kentucky School of Music.

The 2018-2019 season of Lunch with the Arts is sponsored by Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc. Sign language interpretation is available through a grant from the Hudson-Ellis Fund.

Feb
20
Wed
LWTA – Maurice Manning
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Maurice Manning

Lunch with the Arts – Maurice Manning, Poet
Wednesday, February 20
12pm to 1pm | $5 at the door ($3 students)

Maurice Manning is a Danville native and a nationally-recognized poet. His first collection of poems, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions, was awarded the Yale Younger Poets Award, chosen by W.S. Merwin. Since then he has published four collections of poetry. Manning’s book, The Common Man, was a finalist for the Pulitzer prize. His next book, Railsplitter, will be published in the fall. Manning teaches at Transylvania University and lives with his family in Washington County.

Thanks to our event sponsors, Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and D.E.A.L., Inc.