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

LWTA – Johann Van Niekerk
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Johann Van Niekerk

Lunch with the Arts: Johann Van Niekerk
South Africa and the Democracy of Song
Wednesday, September 19 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door ($3 students)

Join Centre College professor Johann Van Niekerk for an exploration of the music that characterized the time of transition from colonial power to independence and the ways in which this music has served as a tool for dialogue, humor, and reconciliation in the years since. The session will feature informal musical contributions by students from Centre College.

Johann Van Niekerk joined Centre’s faculty in 2015 as assistant professor of music. He is an active conductor, pianist, educator, writer and collaborative artist, originally from South Africa.  

He earned his DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington, his M.M. from Temple University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He hails originally from the Republic of South Africa and has lived in the United States since 2009.

Thanks to our event sponsors, Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc.

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

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

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.