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Lexington, KY + Art = LexVC

In Kentucky Gallery, See It Now, Stumble Upon on July 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Check out LexVc…

Lexington Visual Collective  mission is to provide a home, not just for the individual artist but for every artist in Lexington through an open environment in which to meet, collaborate, work and play.It is to provide consolidated resources and opportunities focused especially on emerging artists, to help them better integrate into the Lexington arts community and its supporting institutions.We aim to compliment the services of our local non-profit organizations, as well as the collegiate training of visual artists who are ready to advance their careers in and outside of Lexington.


You can find more information at http://lexvc.com and our facebook page, http://facebook.com/lexvc

Creative Director: Charlie Campbell

Lexington Visual Collective

754 N Limestone Street Lexington KY

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Decorative Art Class

In Art Classes on July 23, 2011 at 7:37 pm
BRAND NEW DECORATIVE ART CLASSES FORMING TODAY! RECEIVE 1 FREE INTRO CLASS! EXPERIENCE HOW REWARDING ART CLASSES ARE!  Your consideration to pass along or to post for your facebook friends is sincerely appreciated.

 

WHO:                  75 YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ARTS AND SULLIVAN COLLEGE PROFESSORS TOMY LEE, LUCI MISTRATOV & CHIP MILLER

 

WHAT:                DRAWING, PAINTING, FINISHING & DECORATIVE HANDS-ON TECHNIQUE CLASSES

 

WHEN:                MONDAY AUGUST  1st THROUGH SEPTEMBER 8th (SIX WEEK CLASSES)  and/or  MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26thTHROUGH OCTOBER 28th (FIVE WEEK CLASSES.  TIMES TBA)

 

WHERE:              LOUISVILLE VISUAL ARTISTS COLLECTIVE, 2932 CLEVELAND BLVD, LOUISVILLE, 40206  (JUST OFF ZORN AVE/TURN AT GREEN LEAVES APTS/LOCATED INBETWEEN ZORN AND BROWNSBORO AVES IN CLIFTON HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD) Find us on facebook!

 

WHY:                   WITHIN OUR ECONOMY, DON’T BUY BRAND NEW. TRANSFORM YOUR OLD AND ORDINARY FURNITURE, ACCESSORIES, AND SILK FABRICS FROM FLAB TO FAB!

 

HOW:                  CALL LUCY ON HER CELL AT (423) 605-2251, OR DAVID AT 295-6733, OR EMAIL  LVACgallery@yahoo.com FOR INQUIRIES.  ARRIVE MONDAY AUGUST 1st AT 9:30AM OR 1:00PM FOR ENROLLMENT & MEET INSTRUCTORS

 

COST:                  $230 FOR 6-WEEK CLASSES + SUPPLIES.  check/cash  (FIVE-WEEK CLASSES TBA)

 

 

9:30AM – 12noon  MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY CLASSES (six-week class 9/1/11):

#101 SILK & TEXTURE PAINTING with Luci Mistratov – Mondays 9:30am – 12N                                                    

#201 PRIMITIVE COUNTRY FURNITURE PAINTING with Chip Miller – Tuesdays 9:30am – 12N                                       

#301 ORNAMENTAL DRAWING & PAINTING with Tomy Lee – Wednesdays 9:30am – 12N

#401 PENWORK & WATERCOLOR ON WOOD with Tomy Lee – Thursdays 9:30am – 12N

 

1:00PM – 3:30PM MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY CLASSES (six-week class 9/1/11):

#102 DECORATIVE WATERCOLOR PAINTING ON SILK with Luci Mistratov – Mondays 1-3:30pm

#202 COUNTRY FURNITURE FINISHING with Chip Miller – Tuesdays 1-3:30pm

#302 ANTIQUE-DISTRESSED FURNITURE FINISHES with Tomy Lee – Wednesdays 1-3:30pm      

 #402 FANTASY WOOD GRAIN PAINTING with Tomy Lee  – Thursdays 1-3:30pm

See It Now: Mannequin Series

In Kentucky Art Exhibits, Kentucky Artist, See It Now on July 15, 2011 at 1:00 am

www.DebraLott.com

Artist Statement:

I incorporate the form of the nude female mannequin in my paintings to serve as an iconic symbol. These hybrid forms reveal a parallelism with society’s cultural ideals. Their identical, clone-like appearance suggests a culture that persuades its members to conform. The compositions express a type of confinement: as a specimen in attempts to preserve youthfulness, undergoing invasive surgery to be physically ideal or manipulating genes at the source of creation – to reach cultural ideals.

On exhibit at the Mellwood Art Center in the Pigment Gallery, hosted by K.A.S. Gallery.

An Inner Expression

In Videos on July 12, 2011 at 8:02 pm

 

 

 

Art is an inner expression which one uses to mimic his or her deepest thoughts and feelings. Some people may express themselves on canvas and others may use music. The China Deaf Group express sound and mimic objects through dance as they perform the Thousand Hand Guan Yin.

Artists at work in Mellwood’s courtyard….

In Art Classes, Call to Artists, Kentucky Artist on July 11, 2011 at 7:38 pm

The Mellwood Art Center is located at 1860 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville Kentucky. This unique building is located between Zorn Avenue and Brownsboro Road. Mellwood is known to many Louisville  natives as the old Fischer meat packing plant.

Now, Mellwood houses roughly over 200 tenants from artist and art galleries, to a cafe, dance studios and novelty shops.  The tenants of Mellwood has formed a non-profit organization named M.A.C., which will host demo days on the courtyard, the second Saturday of each month.

This allows artist to work outside their studio and gain exposure. Patrons my see performers, painters, wood carving or learn how to create a glass center piece. If you are an artist and would like to be a part of Demo Days, send an email to info@k-a-s-gallery.com.

Kentucky Artist: Charles Shelton

In Kentucky Artist, Stumble Upon on July 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Erotic Art by Charles Shelton 

Charles Wayne Shelton II was born in 1976 in Ashland, Kentucky where he currently resides with his wife, Vanessa. In 2010 his image “Knothole“ was selected by Erotic Signature to represent him as one of the top 200 erotic photographers in the world in its fourth annual collection which was published later in the year.

Charles has exhibit his art at galleries and exhibits across the country and in Europe including “The Dirty Show“ in Detroit, The Art Undressed Touring Exhibit (Miami, New York, Montreal, Chicago, and Los Angeles), The Kentucky Art Speaks Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky and the “Persona Art Festival“ in London. Shelton’s image “Pillbilly” has also been accepted into the permanent collection at the Kinsey Institute Gallery in Bloomington, Indiana.

Charles Shelton considers himself to be extremely socially conscious  and hopes that his best work captures trends, evolution’s of our culture, or at least in his small “Hillbilly-Chic” niche located in the Appalachian Mountains. His involvement with nude photography over the past 12 years has caused him to experience incredible persecution in a community that has historically exhibited signs of being sexually repressive. Despite the ignorant attacks and slander of others he has persisted in bringing  his visions and inspirations into this world. If you would like to contact Charles Shelton to find out more about him and his work you can email him at famousfotografy@live.com.

David LaChapelle

In Artist: Present & Past on July 3, 2011 at 9:35 pm

I’m a fan of all medium’s of art, especially an artist with the purpose of creating a melodramatic method to position him or herself apart from the rest. One of my favorite artists with this gift is David LaChapelle.  At times, his work may resemble other artist, but the vibrant colors he uses to create erotic art that is pleasing yet; imperceptible.

David LaChapelle’s photography career began in the 1980’s in New York City galleries. After attending the North Carolina School of Arts, he moved to New York where he enrolled at both the Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts. His ability to create scenes of extreme reality using rich and vibrant colors makes his work instantly recognizable and often imitated. He continues to be inspired by everything from art history and street culture, to the Hawaiian jungle in where he lives, creating both a record and mirror of all facets of popular culture today.

He is quite simply the only photographic artist working in the world today whose work has transcended the fashion or celebrity magazine context it was made for, and has been enshrined by the notoriously discerning contemporary art intelligentsia. www.davidlachapelle.com