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 $7 at the door!
Lunch with the Arts: Scott Erbes
Wednesday, July 19 | 12pm
$5 at the door (feel free to bring your lunch!)
Join us for a special Lunch with the Arts program featuring Scott Erbes, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the Speed Art Museum. Scott’s illustrated lecture – “The Art and Mystery of Kentucky Antiques” – will provide a behind-the- scenes look at highlights from the Speed Art Museum’s outstanding Kentucky collection. Along the way, he will also introduce some of the tricks of the trade for examining Kentucky antiques.
Scott served as one of the Speed’s interim directors from October 2012 through August 2013 before becoming chief curator in September 2013. In this capacity, he led the curatorial team during the museum’s $50 million expansion and renovation project (2012-2016). During the project, Scott oversaw the creation of a satellite gallery, directed concept development and gallery design for reinstallation, and recruited multiple additions to the Speed’s curatorial team including the curator of European and American painting and sculpture, the curator of contemporary art, and the curator of film. After developing a succession plan, Scott stepped away from his role as chief curator in January 2017 to begin work on several exhibition projects.
Scott’s Kentucky-oriented work includes the ideation and design of a new 5,600-square-foot Kentucky gallery for the Speed’s expansion and renovation project. He also developed and launched the Kentucky Online Arts Resource (www.koar.org), an online image database devoted to Kentucky’s artistic heritage. He was project director for the 2007 exhibition For Safekeeping: The Kentucky Sugar Chest, 1790-1850 and curated the 2011 exhibition, Kentucky Antiques from the Noe Collection: A Gift to the Commonwealth.
Lunch with the Arts: Art En Plein Air
Wednesday, August 16 | 12pm
$7 at the door
Join us for a special Lunch with the Arts program that aligns with the En Plein Air exhibit that will be on display in August. Our guest presenter will be a member of the Plein Air Artists of Central Kentucky and will introduce the audience to the group and to their style of artwork. The event will also feature a live artist demonstration!
Lunch with the Arts: Steel Appeal
Wednesday, September 20 | 12pm
$7 at the door (feel free to bring your lunch!)
Steel Appeal will be presenting an exciting musical experience that will feature music from around the world. Performing as a steel drum combo, the group will present topics that include history and evolution of the steel drum, manufacturing, tuning, performance techniques, and musical concepts such as rhythm, tempo, melody, harmony, timbre, forms, and dynamics. Popular musical styles associated with steel band performance will be addressed and performed – and volunteers will be invited to play along!
Steel Appeal is a steel drum academy based in Campbellsville, Kentucky. The academy was founded in 2015 by Dr. Chad Floyd, associate professor of music at Campbellsville University, and is currently comprised of over 75 students of all ages.
Thanks to our sponsor for this event, Stuart Powell – Ford, Lincoln, Mazda!