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Carmen for Web

All I’ve Ever Wanted to Do

March 26, 2015 4:45 pm Published by

Carmen loves art. “I’ve always loved to draw, ever since I was a kid,” she says. “When I was in foster care, I would draw what was on my mind. It was a way to get my feelings out without acting out. Drawing helped me to feel better about myself.... View Article


Rise Above

March 19, 2015 11:02 am Published by

If you want people to SEE your art- congratulations! There are more opportunities for artists to increase their visibility than ever before! You can create a work of art in your basement (or other studio of choice), snap a picture of it, post it online and people in Tokyo can... View Article

Little girl looking at a model train set

Trains Are in Our Blood – Passing Down a Family Tradition

February 8, 2015 9:20 pm Published by

Post by: Gary Ahnquist (Danville, Kentucky) When I heard there was a running train layout at the Arts Center, I had to see it. My father worked for Pullman-Standard (manufacturer of freight cars and rapid transit cars), became President of the company, and later was President of American Railway Car Institute, a... View Article

The Portal (Connie Beale)

Five Reasons to Bring Your Kids to New Year New Art

January 23, 2015 4:42 pm Published by

The Arts Center’s current exhibit – New Year New Art – features the work of forty-one local and regional artists. All of the work was created since August, a requirement designed to stretch the artists and motivate them to create new things. I will confess that when I’m thinking of... View Article

Collage Day in Lisi's Lab

The Art Spark

January 21, 2015 1:55 pm Published by

My oldest child is six and she’s at such a magical age for arts exploration. It only takes a small spark to kindle her imagination and set her off on a path of discovery. This weekend, we stopped by the Arts Center for the New Year New Art Junior activities... View Article


Take a look back…

January 19, 2015 10:45 am Published by

As an artist, it’s pretty easy to get caught up in the progression and development of your skills. The painting you did only a year ago probably looks somewhat regrettable in comparison to what you can do now. Just when you think you’ve “nailed it” and you can’t possibly do... View Article


Putting a New Face on Halloween Fun

October 16, 2014 3:05 pm Published by

Halloween used to be a lot better. I know that sounds incredibly old and grouchy, but let’s face it, it’s true. Instead of smaller but still overpriced versions of candy bars you can get all year round, Halloween used to be a time when the store shelves would be filled... View Article


Brave New World

September 26, 2014 9:43 am Published by

In 1609 a ship, bound from England to resupply the newly established colony in Virginia, was forced aground during a hurricane. All 150 people and the one dog aboard the Sea Venture made it safely onto the shores of a brave new world, mostly unknown to its English visitors. It... View Article


The Artist’s Statement

September 22, 2014 10:16 am Published by

Nowadays art lovers (and galleries too) want the full package. Not only do they want an intellectually engaging and technically amazing never-before-seen art exhibit, now they want you to write about it. While it may seem like a low blow to expect artists to be proficient in writing as well... View Article