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Artist: Present & Past

In Artist: Present & Past on February 25, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Peter Voulkos (1924-2002)  was Greek-American abstract expressionist who made ceramic sculptures that blurred the lines between fine art and craft.


Standing Jar, 1954-1956



Keith Haring Show at the Contemporary Arts Center

In See It Now on February 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm




February 26-September 5, 2011
Opening Celebration: Friday, February 25

The public has a right to art. Art is for everybody.
-Keith Haring

I’ve been anticipating this for months! Keith Haring ranks among the most iconic, influential and popular artists in the world. Nearly twenty years after his death, this historic exhibition of rarely exhibited early work examines the prolific years that established Haring’s language as an artist, his politics and social conscience.

Artist: Present & Past

In Artist: Present & Past on February 19, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Ed Ruscha is an American artist associated with the Pop Art movement. He works in various mediums, including film, painting, printmaking, photography, and drawing. He achieved recognition for paintings incorporating words and phrases and for his many photographic books, all influenced by the deadpan irreverence of the Pop Art movement. Ruscha’s textual, flat paintings have been linked with both the Pop Art movement and the Beat Generation.

Fulcher Frew, 1960

Belladonna, 1965

Raw, 1971

Sand in the Vaseline, 1974

Call for Volunteers!

In Call to Artists on February 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Kentucky Art Speaks is hosting an art exhibit from April 25-29 at the Mellwood Art Center with the Kids Center

We need VOLUNTEERS to team up with a child to create art pieces for the exhibit.

All of the proceeds earned from the Art Exhibit will benefit the Kids Center which works with children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, etc.

 We Need Your Help!!!

Email us for more information:

Tonya Smith at and Linda Boice at

Since 1959, the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies has been helping children with special needs. Each week we see over 300 children facing challenges such as autism, Down syndrome, spina bifida, and cerebral palsy. We help these children and their families discover the ability in disability.

Artist: Present & Past

In Artist: Present & Past on February 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Gossamer, 2005


Soda, 2000


Constellation, 2004

Mika Kato paints portraits of doll-like figures with close-cropped frames. At first glance, the dolls appear flawless and remote, but tiny details reveal how stylized their beauty actually is. In Gossamer, a circular scab can be found in the doll’s freshly plucked eyebrows. Can you find the other flaws?

See It Now: K.A.S. Gallery’s Mixed Media Exhibit

In See It Now on February 10, 2011 at 4:32 pm
Express Yourself – A Mixed Media Exhibit
February 4 – March 18th
Reception Feb. 25
Kentucky Art Speaks/K.A.S. Gallery at Mellwood Art Center is currently featuring a mixed media collaboration. This exhibit expresses the imaginative and analytical minds of 15 regional artists. These artist devour the emotions of today’s society and exploit them through the creativity of their work. The artists have the ability to break down the barrier between the viewers and  the real world with close detail, suppressed and flamboyant emotion and a clear alertness of color. See it now!

Marilyn by Charles Wayne Shelton II