Visual Arts

Visual Arts

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.

Visual Arts

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.

Visual Arts

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.

Visual Arts

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.

Visual Arts

M.S. Rezny Studio brings color for Gallery Hop

The M.S. Rezny Studio & Gallery has been overtaken by color. Spiky, primary-colored bacterial and human cells climb the white walls; whimsical, mixed media sculptures with animalistic faces — narwhals, bears, unidentified mammals — and pastel bodies stand in the center of the room; luscious paintings with bright strokes that form bodies, written words and abstract patterns anchor the exhibit. These seemingly disparate objects, created by four different artists, are all part of a tightly woven exhibition at the gallery called Renegade Chroma.

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Bluegrass Printermakers Cooperative, 'Netflix and Print'

The Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative hosts an event on Feb. 12, 2016, called "Neflix and Print," a party where people can custom print their own Valentines. Here, members of the Cooperative talk about the printing process.
Marjorie Kirk LexGo.com
Bluegrass Printermakers Cooperative, 'Netflix and Print' 1:26

Bluegrass Printermakers Cooperative, 'Netflix and Print'

Derek Willis: Every possession matters 2:13

Derek Willis: Every possession matters

Malik Monk knows there's work to be done 0:47

Malik Monk knows there's work to be done

John Calipari: We didn't have discipline defensively 2:45

John Calipari: We didn't have discipline defensively