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 6:00 PM during Gallery Hop. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Discovery Saturday (4th Saturday of the month) 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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Rules & Play 2019
July 10 – September 6
Kinkead GalleryRules and Play 2019 is a unique exhibition of interactive installation art created by programmers, artists, and game developers. Organized by the game development collaborative group RunJumpDev, a non-profit organization focused on the development of independent computer games in Kentucky, Rules and Play 2019 will showcase submitted works of interactivity selected by RunJumpDev members. This collaboration between RunJumpDev and the LASC will feature unusual hybrid works that are one part installation and one part computer game. More information on RunJumpDev and the exhibition can be found here.Participating Artists/Programmers: Robin Baumgarten (England), John Meister (Kentucky), Amanda Hudgins (Kentucky), Matt Hudgins (Kentucky), Adam Schroeder (Kentucky), Shea Rembold (Kentucky), Zachary Hunt (Kentucky), Sam Morris (Kentucky), Leonard Wedderburn (Kentucky), and Gingy Gibson (Kentucky)This exhibition will be featured during the July 19 Gallery Hop.
Roy Livingston’s X-Ray Visions: Robots 3D
July 12 – August 30
Glo GalleryRoy Livingston has been creating x-ray art for over 10 years on what he describes as an “artistic joy ride.” With his art, Livingston takes viewers on a strange, tangential journey into a world infused in a kaleidoscope of color. He gathers his inspiration from ordinary everyday objects. Toy robots, alarm clocks, old radios and vintage power tools all have been digitally morphed into wondrous multi-colored fantasies. He first x-rays an object and then scenes the film into a computer. This is when the transformation begins and the magic happens. Through the process of layering, Livingston’s art develops an interesting and unique 3D side effect. Livingston’s work has been featured in numerous online magazines including Fast Company and Wired. In 2015, Livingston was a recipient of the prestigious Communication Arts Photography Annual Award.This exhibition will be featured during the July 19 Gallery Hop.
|LASC Summer Arts Camp 2019
June 10 – August 9
Atrium GalleryThroughout the summer, students participating in the Living Arts and Science Center’s summer classes make amazing works of art! This summer, the LASC will showcase some of these great works with a rotating exhibition. The exhibition will continually transform as summer classes continue and new pieces are incorporated. The goal of this exhibition series is to feature diverse works showcasing all of the great summer classes at the Living Arts and Science Center.
Becky Alley & Collee Merrill
September 18 – November 1
Explore unique, three dimensional, fiber art installation pieces made by two local Lexington artists. Delve into this tactile art form by interacting with hands-on exhibit elements.
Latino Arts BLEND
September 20 – November 1
GLO Gallery + Atrium Gallery
Experience the rich culture and variety of the Latin-American community in this lively cultural exhibit! Held in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage month and the LASC’s Day of the Dead Festival (Friday, November 1st, 5-9pm), this year the Living Arts and Science Center will host this unique annual exhibition that celebrates Latino art and culture.
Creative Camera Club: 49th Annual Print Competition & Exhibition
November 13 – January 3
Dive into the beautiful world of photography with the Creative Camera Club’s annual exhibition. Discover eye catching images of flora, fauna, portraits, still life, sports and creative abstract image as they explore over 120 photo images from local artists.
Cricket Press, John Lackey, and Robert Beatty: Gig Posters and Music Ephemera
January 17 – May 23, 2020
Explore the tradition of poster and banner making in this show featuring the extraordinary art of Cricket Press (Brain and Sara Turner), John Lackey, and Robert Beatty with gig posters and music ephemera they created for numerous national and region bands. Gig Posters and Music Ephemera will showcase these truly different and unique voices.
Jim Brancaccio: Worlds Within
January 10 – March 6, 2020
Discover the art and craft of one of Lexington’s staple artists! Printmaker and collage artist, Jim Brancaccio, will be honored for his deep contribution to the Lexington arts community in this unique exhibit of both new and past works. These works will be on display both here and at downtown LexArts gallery.
January 27 – May 23, 2020
Seek and find some fabulous equine art to celebrating springtime in the Bluegrass! The Horse exhibit will feature a diverse group of gifted artists who depict the subtle beauty of one of Kentucky’s most recognized icons with paint, pencil and charcoal.