The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls – Pablo Picasso
The Living Arts and Science Center features four galleries and over fifteen exhibitions annually. Exhibits showcase work by children, established national and regional artists, and innovative emerging artists. Informal talks with exhibition artists are held at 6:00PM during Gallery Hop. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30AM – 5:00PM, Tues. 8:30AM -8:00PM, Sat 10AM – 2PM on Discovery Saturday (4th Saturdays)
July 12 – August 31, 2018
Gallery Hop Reception: Friday, July 20, 5 – 9 PM
Now in its fourth year, Rules and Play is a unique exhibition of interactive installation art created by programmers, artists, and game developers. Originally conceived by the game development collaborative group, RunJumpDev, a non-profit organization focused on the development of independent computer games in Kentucky, Rules and Play 2018 will showcase submitted works of interactivity selected by RunJumpDev members from a global call. This collaboration between RunJumpDev, LexArts, and the Living Arts and Science Center will feature unusual hybrid works that are part installation art and part computer game. The Living Arts and Science Center will host the exhibition in its new Lucille Caudill Little Discovery Center’s Glo Gallery and the renovated historic Kinkead Gallery. The exhibition will run July 12th through August 31th, featuring a Gallery Hop showcase on Friday, July 20th from 5 to 9PM and several workshops scheduled during the exhibition offered through the Living Arts and Science Center. More information about the collaborative group RunJumpDev and particulars regarding the exhibition can be found at www.rulesandplay.org.
|Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen
September 14 – November 24Explore the rich heritage of arts and crafts made right here in our state! This dynamic show will feature drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, glass, fiber, metal, photography, and wood.
|Day of the Dead Exhibition
October 2 – November 24
Immerse yourself in culture and explore the Mexican celebration, Dia de los Muertos! The exhibit will feature artists of Latino heritage and celebrate the memories of family, friends and other public figures.Teachers: field trip students will explore Day of the Dead motifs and create a “stained glass” Monarch butterfly or decorative skull sun catcher.
|Creative Camera Club: 48th Annual Competition and Exhibition
December 5 – February 8:Dive into the beautiful world of photography with the Creative Camera Club’s annual exhibition! Students will discover eye catching images of flora, fauna, portraits, still life, sports and creative abstract images as they explore over 120 photo images from local artists. Students will also compare and contrast two types of 2D art — photography and drawing — to create a unique “halfsie” design to take home.
|Lennon Michalski: Pulp Abstraction
February 11 – June 22:Be captivated by the magical imagery of local artist, Lennon Michalski! Through his process, Michalski has developed a truly unique and captivating style that involves slowly building up multiple layers of pigments and varnish on large wooden panels.
Teachers: field trip students will imagine and create with color as well by expressing themselves through the medium of watercolor paint.
February 20 – April 17
Enter the world of the tiny! Did you know? There is a long history of artists using scale to alter their work.Teachers: field trip students will explore miniature art on exhibit and create their own miniature art to take home — from mini bottle cap skillets to Dixie cup houses — creations will be tiny and tremendous!
March 4 – May 31
Encounter native Kentucky wildlife in the art gallery! This exhibit will feature a diverse group of gifted artists that depict the subtle beauty of Kentucky’s animal life with paint and pencil.Teachers: field trip students will explore color, shape, and texture while creating a native fish to swim home with.