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ReInterpret Review by Kayla Bischoff

Guest post by artist Kayla Bischoff A myriad of brilliant hues occupy the downstairs gallery of the Community Arts Center in Danville, Kentucky. Clusters of paintings line the walls, boasting the great creativity and productivity of a prolific artist: Billy Hertz. “ReInterpret: Contemporary Landscapes” is an impressive collection of nuanced... View Article

Avoid the Smorgasbord

For creative people, absolutely anything is possible.  You can create whatever you want, and too often that unchecked power can lead us down some dangerous paths.  Not dangerous like venomous snakes and shards of broken glass, but dangerous in the sense that too much “creativity” can actually dilute your message... View Article

Cultivate Curiosity

“Curiosity is the main energy.”  – Robert Rauschenberg We recently had a great series of field trips for our New Year New Art exhibit.  The work in the exhibit was quite varied. There were no real unifying themes, and the main distinguishing concept behind the exhibit was that the art... View Article

Printmaking Is Less Scary Than It Seems

People often assume that, because I work for the Arts Center, I must be an artist. Then they look confused (and somewhat alarmed) when I laugh hysterically at their adorable misconception. The truth is that I often tell people with utter sincerity that it is impossible to differentiate between my... View Article

Make It Now: Update Your Inspiration

The role of the artist is often misunderstood – being seen solely as “a creator of beauty.” While artists frequently create works of beauty, the artist’s role is something much more significant.  The artist is an interpreter of the world around her – both a product of her time as... View Article

2017 Community Survey

In a hurry? Click HERE for the survey! Over the past 11 years, the Community Arts Center has adapted its programming to meet the changing and growing needs of our community. We’ve grown from a simple gallery to a multi-faceted arts organization that serves as the creative hub for our region.... View Article

Know Your Price!

As artists, we absolutely love the art-making side of the job.  When we are in the studio, hours zip by as if they were minutes, and an entire evening can melt away in creative abandon.  But the business side of being an artist – not so much… When it comes... View Article

Don’t Hibernate This Winter

Winter slows me down.  The days get shorter, I get less sunlight and the onset of the cold hits me like Superman in the presence of kryptonite.  While it would be tempting to hibernate from Thanksgiving to Easter – the winter season is actually a great time to gain new... View Article

Give the Gift of Art

Unlike fuzzy sweaters, art fits everyone. So this holiday season, give the gift of art! The Ceramics Gallery, located in the basement, is open Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm. The Gallery features a variety of functional and decorative pieces created by Arts Center instructors... View Article

“Well…That’s…Creative…”

How many times have you heard that one-liner?  It’s one of only a handful of stock phrases viewers throw out when seeing something that they really don’t like (or understand), but can’t quite bring themselves to insult the artist.  Depending on the inflection, they might actually believe that it is... View Article

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