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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


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

Making Art Like a Child

A couple of weekends ago, my nine-year-old daughter Jillian made her first attempt at a purely abstract painting.  She had an absolutely delightful time – making plump white blobs by squeezing paint directly out of tubes, using thick wet brushes to make juicy strokes across the canvas, and skittering small... View Article

Welcome Back!

I’m so glad you’ve decided to stay engaged with the Arts Center. Hip Hip Hooray! If you’d like to update your email preferences, you can click here. (Don’t worry – if you pick a list you’re already subscribed to, you will NOT start receiving two copies!) While you’re here, why... View Article

The Magic of the Line

I’ve recently gotten back into teaching drawing classes at the Community Arts Center in Danville, KY and I’m having a great time. The students are kids from 4th grade to 8th grade and each of them are in love with drawing.  They are captivated and entranced with the sheer wonder... View Article

Teaching Bauhaus to Second-Graders

On a sunny Thursday afternoon, Arts Center Education Director Maggie Shapiro Haskett arrived at Jennie Rogers Elementary School with a box of packing materials, some terrific visual aids, and an ambitious goal: introduce twenty K-5th graders to Bauhaus. (If that name rings absolutely no bells, do not despair!  Keep reading!)... View Article


I am bewildered by the amount of amazing “stuff” you can buy in modern craft/hobby stores.  Aisle after aisle of it. Not only are there paints, pencils, and canvases – there are also model airplane kits, DIY science experiments in a box, faux flowers, and… let’s not try too hard... View Article

When to Stop Editing

I saw Star Wars: A New Hope last week at the Lancaster Grand Theatre in Lancaster, KY.  The Grand is having a summer movie series where they show some oldies but goodies, and I thought that revisiting the original 1977 Star Wars would be a great time.  It had been... View Article