Other equine art around town


With the World Equestrian Games charging toward Lexington in less than a month, galleries all over the area are presenting shows of equine art. Here's a look at what's hanging around town. All exhibits are free unless otherwise noted.

A Salute to the World Equestrian Games, 2010. The American Academy of Equine Art's annual invitational features about 80 works inspired by the Games. Through Nov. 4. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Fri., Sun. and Mon., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Lexington History Museum, 215 W. Main St. (859) 254-0530.

Elena Dorfman: Pleasure Park Series: The Horses. Contemporary photos of horses in equestrian wear. Sept. 10-Oct. 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Ann Tower Gallery, 141 E. Main St. (859) 425-1188.

Portrait of a Horse: The Exquisite Equine. Selections from Georgetown College art collection that portray horses. Sept. 16-Oct. 11. Hours: noon-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or by appointment. Georgetown College Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, Georgetown. (502) 863-8399.

Fay Moore: 25 Years at Heike Pickett Gallery. A career retrospective of the renowned equine artist. Sept. 20-Oct. 29. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and by appointment; Heike Pickett Gallery at CMW Building, 400 E. Vine St. (859) 233-1263.

The Illustrious Horse: Artists Respond to the Clara Peck Collection. Contemporary artists Steve Armstrong, Gaela Erwin, Valerie Fuchs, Kurt Gohde, Guy Mendes and more respond to 500 pieces in Transylvania's collection of works owned by Peck. Sept. 15-Oct. 15. Hours: noon-5 p.m. weekdays. Extended hours Sept. 26-Oct. 9: noon-8 p.m. weekdays, noon-5 p.m. weekends. Transylvania University Morlan Gallery. (859) 233-8142.

Gridworks. Paintings by 17 area artists, including equine works. Sept. 15-Oct. 15. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. New Editions Gallery, 807 Euclid Ave. (859) 266-2766.

Hoofbeats and Heartbeats: The Horse in American Art. More than 50 works by artists including Thomas Hart Benton and Frederic Remington. Through Oct. 10. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tue.-Thu., Sat.-Sun.; noon-8 p.m. Fri. The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, 405 Rose St. (859) 257-5716. $10, $8 senior citizens, free all students, UK staff and alumni; free for all patrons 5-8 p.m. Fri.

The Spirit of Kentucky: Mountain Traditions by Dean Hill, Sept. 29-Oct. 1; Libra Rising by Erica Nordean, Oct. 2-6; and The Ride of A Lifetime by Rickelle Nelson, Oct. 7-30. Three distinct Kentucky artists with receptions 5 to 9 p.m. the opening day of each show. All shows will be reprised after the Games, through Oct. 30. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. South Hill Gallery, 1401 Versailles Rd. (859) 253-3885.

Horsetails 2010. 54 artworks using the shape of the body of a violin and hair from the tails of famous horses to benefit the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. Sept. 9-18 at Cross Gate Gallery, 509 E. Main St., and then rotating between Cross Gate and the Maker's Mark Bourbon Village at the Kentucky Horse Park, Sept. 25-Oct. 10. Cross Gate hours: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. (859) 233-3856.

Horse Mania 2010. Fiberglass sculptures of Thoroughbred horses designed by area artists on display throughout Lexington. Through Oct. 15. Guides to the horses are available at the Herald-Leader, 100 Midland Ave., and LexArts offices at ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St.

The Art and Elegance of Sport Horses. Paintings of equine athletes by Marci Derocher, Debbie Graviss, Gretchen Grossardt, C. W. Nave, Marilyn Sadler, Lee Sturtevant and Yvonne Todd. Sept. 6-Oct. 29. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Christ Church Cathedral Gallery, 166 Market St. (859) 254-4497.

All Things Equine: Equine Art by Stoner Creek Artists. Bourbon County take on the horse. Sept. 10-Nov. 12. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 2-4 p.m. Sun. Hopewell Museum, 800 Pleasant St., Paris. $3. (859) 987-7274.

The Horse and the Iron Horse. A look at horses and trains. 12:30-4 p.m. Sat. through Oct. 9. Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd., Versailles. (859) 873-2476.

A Gift From the Desert: The Art, History and Culture of the Arabian Horse. Expansive exhibit illustrating the history of the horse in the Middle East through artifacts and art. Through Oct. 15. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. International Museum of the Horse, Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Ironworks Pike. $21, $11 ages 7-12, free for ages 6 and younger (includes admission to Horse Park) (859) 233-4303.

Cross Gate Gallery. Rotating exhibit of pieces depicting WEG disciplines along with art of Central Kentucky by notables Henry Faulkner and Andre Pater. Hours: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat.; 509 E. Main St. (859) 233-3856.

The Horse: Interpretations by Kentucky Artisans. Aug. 29-Feb. 26. Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea. (859) 985-5448.