Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Warhol and Ulmann: A marriage that could be made only in a museum

The University of Kentucky Art Museum pairs two seemingly disparate photographers in its current show: Doris Ulmann, known for documenting intelligentsia and Appalachian culture of the early 20th century, and late-20th century pop culture icon Andy Warhol. Scratching below the differences, museum directors say, they find similarities.

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Musician Rodney Hatfield on painting: ‘very much like playing a solo’

Many Central Kentucky music fans know Rodney Hatfield for his wailing harp and gritty voice as a member of Tin Can Buddha and other ensembles over the decades. But it will be Hatfield’s visually artistic side on display over the next month with “Ordinary Madness,” a show of his recent paintings that opens Friday at New Editions Gallery during Gallery Hop.

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Ann Tower, influential Lexington gallery owner and artist, has died

Ann Tower, an artist who had a multifaceted impact on the arts in Lexington, died Tuesday after suffering an aneurysm Saturday in her gallery on Main Street. She was 65. Tower was the owner of the Ann Tower Gallery in the Downtown Arts Center and a successful artist. She also worked as an art critic for the Herald-Leader from 1983 to 1992.

Visual Arts

From 112,000 burned matches to satirical flags, exhibit addresses election

With the 2016 presidential election coming up, Transylvania University’s Morlan Gallery wanted to present a show of political art. At the same time, artists Melissa Vandenberg and Becky Alley came to director Becky Alley with the idea for a show of their mutual interests but diverse styles. The resulting exhibit, “American Mortal,” features images from solemn to satirical, and finds the artists at interesting points in their careers. Alley is restarting her art career, and Vandenberg is up for the prestigious Luxembourg Art Prize.

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Woodland Art Fair is a rite of late summer for artists, art lovers

Once again the Woodland Art Fair comes to Lexington, bringing more than 200 artists and more than 65,000 visitors — if the weather cooperates. With the 41st edition in the offing, we had some questions for Stephanie Harris, director of the Lexington Art League, which presents the fair along with Lexington Parks and Recreation.

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New UK Art Museum exhibits explore fantasy and storytelling

Stuart Horodner, director of the UK Art Museum, talks about the process of choosing an exhibition, as well as this spring and summer’s exhibition, which includes Natalie Frank’s Brothers Grimm, Lawrence Tarpey’s Figures & Grounds, and Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s and Duane Michals’ Camera Drama.

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Distillery district mural covered

A mural popular with patrons at the Pepper Distillery campus is disappearing. Building owner Tony Higdon said Monday that the space has been leased to a new tenant who will use that area as the main entrance and face of the business.

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Oversized animal kingdom at hotel owners' farm includes snails, rabbits

More than 36 plastic snails and rabbits adorn the Goshen property of philanthropist Steve Wilson, owner of Lexington and Louisville's 21c Museum Hotels.
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