Exhibits

On Exhibit

Learn more about what's currently on display at the Community Arts Center and get info on upcoming exhibits!

Current Exhibits

Bluegrass Patchwork 2014Bluegrass Patchwork
Wednesday, June 4 through Saturday, June 21
and
Wednesday, July 16 through Saturday, August 2*


*Arts Center exhibits will be closed June 22 through July 15.


Artists reception:
Thursday, June 5, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
 (A stop on the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County's Gallery Hop!)

In early 2014, the Community Arts Center put out a call to quilters to participate in Bluegrass Patchwork juried show. This exhibit of wall quilts showcases both traditional and art quilts throughout the summer, including during Danville’s most celebrated event, the Great American Brass Band Festival.


Thanks to event sponsors Edward Jones (Bill Griffin and Joe Bunch, advisors)!

Channeling Tesla

Works by Cynthia Carr
Wednesday, June 4 through Saturday, June 21
and
Wednesday, July 16 through Saturday, August 2*


Artist reception:
Thursday, June 5, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
(A stop on the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County's Gallery Hop!)


Harrodsburg-based artist Cynthia Carr (owner of Crosswinds Pottery) has created a plethora of functional art pieces to make your home or garden unique. You'll definitely want to take something back to your abode, and you're in luck because some of these pieces will be for sale!

Cynthia Carr Geared Up Lamp Cynthia Carr Hanging Bird Bath with Spring Cynthia Carr Standing Bird Bath with Spring Cynthia Carr Bird House
Geared Up Lamp Hanging Bird Bath with Spring Standing Bird Bath with Spring Bird House

 


Hours
Wednesday through Fridays, 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free admission



Upcoming Exhibits


August/September 2014
Wednesday, Aug. 6 - Saturday, Sept. 27

Marco Logsdon
, "Weathered and Reclaimed" (mixed media abstract paintings)

Donna Forgacs, "My Year with Monet: Paintings Inspired by the Impressionist Master"
Geri Trinler, "Here, There and Everywhere" (photography and digital art)

You're invited to the free artists' reception! Meet Marco, Donna and Geri, and discuss their works while enjoying light refreshments.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 6 to 8 p.m.

Marco Logsdon: Tar Landscape with Deepening Blue Sky oil and tar on weathered plywood Geri Trinler 8x10 Donna Forgacs Cliffs of Etretat
Tar Landscape with Deepening Blue Sky
(oil and tar on weathered plywood)
by Marco Logsdon
Digital photograph by Geri Trinler Cliffs of Etretat by Donna Forgacs


Horizon Contemporary LandscapeHorizon: Contemporary Landscape 2014

Wednesday, Oct. 1 through Friday, Nov. 14

Our annual juried exhibit will test the limits of what you think of when you hear the word landscape! While many artists portray classic landscape paintings, others delve into more abstract realms, submitting everything from collage and photography to mixed media and cast metal sculpture. Learn more.

Artists Reception: Thursday, Oct. 10, 6 to 8 p.m. 
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.

Hours
Wednesday through Fridays, 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free admission



Calls to Artists

Horizon: Contemporary Landscape 2014

Horizon Contemporary LandscapeEach year, the Community Arts Center hosts Horizon: Contemporary Landscape, an exhibit designed to test the limits of what we think of when we hear the word “landscape,” blurring the lines between the traditional and experimental. While many artists portray classic landscape paintings, others delve into more abstract realms, submitting everything from collage and photography to mixed media and cast metal sculpture. 

This exhibit is juried, which means that jurors or judges select which paintings will be displayed. A first, second and third prize are also given by the jurors to the artists whose works display artistic excellence and strength of execution.

We are now accepting entries for the 2014 exhibit! Download the prospectus for all of the details.

If you're ready to enter, you can do so here.


Important Dates

   
Sept. 2
Sept. 15
Sept. 
27
Oct. 1     
Oct. 9     
Nov. 14    
Nov151
Entry postmark/online submission deadline
Notifications mailed
Delivery of accepted works, 10 a.m. to p.m. Mailed works also due this date
Exhibit opens
Opening reception 6 to p.m.
Last day of exhibit
Pick up hand-delivered works, 1a.m. to p.m. (11/15/14) or 10 a.m. to p.m. (11/17/14)

 


Short-n-Sweet Film Festival


It's been too darn long since we had a film festival in Danville.

Short-n-Sweet Film Festival Aug. 15, 2014So we decided to DO something about it! Join the Community Arts Center for the first (of hopefully many) Short-n-Sweet Film Festival.

When? Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Where? Constitution Square (on Main Street in Danville)
Who? You, your friends, your family, your pet llama (okay sorry, no pets allowed, llamas or otherwise), everyone with even the slightest interest in having a good time
How much? Admission to the festival is free! (If you're a budding filmmaker, it's $5 to enter a short film or $1 to enter a Vine.)
Why? Because there's a lot of creativity and talent in Kentucky waiting for a chance to be shown on the big screen! We're all looking for our 10 minutes (or six seconds) of fame, and who knows, maybe some of these shorts will go viral!

ATTENTION FILMMAKERS
Here's what you need to pay extra close attention to. We are accepting entries into the following categories:

Comedy short (7 secs to 10 min)
Dramatic short (7 secs to 10 min)
Documentary short (7 secs to 10 min)
Challenge short (7 secs to 10 min) [must incorporate a banana peel, an image of the Mona Lisa, a reference to Ephraim McDowell, exactly $4.01, a scene in front of or inside the Community Arts Center, and the phrase “I’ll just keep it short-n-sweet, you can judge me if you want.”]
Vine (1 to 6 seconds)

Entry fees are pretty cheap - $5 per short, or $1 per Vine. Limit 3 entries per crew, though. (Don't hog the limelight!)

Download the entry form, fill it out and submit it by snail mail (yes, snail mail is still around, but who knows for how much longer?) with your entry fee. (One form per entry) Entry deadline is Aug. 1, which means that is the absolute LAST DAY your entry can be postmarked and be eligible for the festival.

That's it. We're keeping this short-n-sweet. See you at Short-n-Sweet Film Festival on Aug. 15!


Artist in Residence: Mark Wilhelm

Artist in Residence

Mark Wilhelm
Mark Wilhelm
hails from Liberty, Ky. and now lives in Harrodsburg. He took up residence in our studio in April and will be using it to create and display his artwork, which includes digital art, paintings, sculpture and ceramics.


He explains, "I have been making art for around a decade and a half in all different kinds of ways. Current mediums include: sculpture, oil paintings, pottery, et cetera. "Et cetera" is a wonderful way of saying,“whatever I feel like at the time." Stop by anytime and see me making the aforementioned "et cetera" and maybe even get involved in the process of making art yourself! I make it a point to keep a few group art projects going at all times, whether it's a group Lego sculpture or a comic strip collection, there is always something to do."

Mark's studio is located on the first floor of the Arts Center. It may not look like the studio you were expecting--there's a comfy couch to sit on and lots of interactive coffee-table books for those intrepid enough to make a contribution, whether it be doodles, quotes, anecdotes or fictional tales. You can also browse some of his latest paintings, sculptures and prints, and even buy them if the mood strikes you!

If you'd like to meet Mark and see what's he's currently working on, stop by afternoons Wednesday through Friday, or contact him to set up an appointment. Check out his blog and Instagram for more! 

Horizon: Contemporary Landscape


Horizon Contemporary LandscapeEach year, the Community Arts Center hosts Horizon: Contemporary Landscape, an exhibit designed to test the limits of what we think of when we hear the word “landscape,” blurring the lines between the traditional and experimental. While many artists portray classic landscape paintings, others delve into more abstract realms, submitting everything from collage and photography to mixed media and cast metal sculpture.

This exhibit is juried, which means that jurors or judges select which paintings will be displayed. A first, second and third prize are also given by the jurors to the artists whose works display artistic excellence and strength of execution.

We are now accepting entries for the 2014 exhibit! Download the prospectus for all of the details.

If you're ready to enter, you can do so here.


Important Dates

   
Sept. 2
Sept. 15
Sept. 
27
Oct. 1     
Oct. 9     
Nov. 14    
Nov151
Entry postmark/online submission deadline
Notifications mailed
Delivery of accepted works, 10 a.m. to p.m. Mailed works also due this date
Exhibit opens
Opening reception 6 to p.m.
Last day of exhibit
Pick up hand-delivered works, 1a.m. to p.m. (11/15/14) or 10 a.m. to p.m. (11/17/14)


Thanks to artdeadline logo for helping us get the word out about Horizon: Contemporary Landscape!

 

 

 
 

Exhibit and Lisi's Art Lab Hours:

Wed. - Fri.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat.: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission:
Exhibits free, Lisi's Art Lab $1 per child

Office Hours:

Mon. - Fri: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address:
401 W. Main Street

Danville, KY  40422
859-236-4054