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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)

November 10 – December 26, 2017
Gallery Hop Reception: Friday, November 17, 5 – 8 PM

The Art.Write.Now.2017 National Touring Exhibition features the most creative visual and literary art by teens from across the country, identified through the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Presented for the first time in Kentucky at the Living Arts and Science Center, the Art.Write.Now.2017 National Exhibition showcases some of the freshest and most relevant visual and literary works created by students nationwide in grades 7 through12. Art.Write.Now.2017 provides valuable insights into what issues are on the minds of teenagers through the Scholastic Awards categories: film, animation, 2D and 3D artwork, literature, video games, and performance art.

Teens presented in this exhibition follow in the footsteps of past Scholastic Awards recipients Andy Warhol, John Baldessari, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Edward Sorel, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Ken Burns, and Kay WalkingStick, as well as many others.

TEACHERS: This exhibit is available for field trips. Students will be inspired by a wide array of artwork created by teens from across the country and recognized by the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! Student made films, animation, 2D & 3D artwork, creative writing, video games and performance art will all be on view. Field trip students will create their own pop-up art books while learning bookbinding techniques and exploring storytelling and illustration!

January 10 – March 2, 2018
Gallery Hop Reception: Friday, January 19, 5 – 8 PM with Artist talk at 6 PM

Lexington’s Creative Camera Club is one of the oldest camera clubs in the country! For this exhibition, the LASC and the Creative Camera Club have reunited again to promote interest and understanding in the art and science of photography. For the club’s prestigious print competition, visitors will see over 120 plus photo images from Kentucky and far beyond!

The Creative Camera Club, which has continued to grow and gain interest, has over a hundred members. In addition to bi-monthly meetings, the group holds workshops, photo competitions, round table discussions, and featured talks by professional photojournalists, landscape artists, and commercial photographers. For the annual print competition and exhibition members of the camera club will have the opportunity to compete in 11 different subjects such as Flora, Fauna, Portrait, Still-Life, Sports, and Creative Abstract.  Visitors will get to see all the incredible photographs submitted to this year’s competition and the juried award winners!

TEACHERS: This exhibit is available for field trips. 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 uniqe “halfsie” design to take home!

March 16 – April 20, 2018
Gallery Hop Reception: Friday, March 16, 5 – 8 PM with Artist talk at 6 PM

Painter Debra Lott and photographer Melissa Hall use the female form to explore contemporary issues in art.  Louisville artist Debra Lott’s large scale expressive paintings reflect upon the human experience, specifically about women adjusting and coping with contemporary challenges. Her works transcends ethnicities, socio-economic levels, and age.  Lexington photographer Melissa Hall’s encaustic photographs and assemblage sculptures blur the line between reality and narrative.  Her orchestrating tableaus unite specifically chosen locations with heavily patinaed objects designed to convey a sense of history.  Hall’s art evokes conceptual undercurrents from myths, twisted fairy tales, and aspects of everyday life. Experience the inspiring works of these two talented artists in the LASC’s Kinkead Gallery this March through April.

April 9 – June 29, 2018
Gallery Hop Reception: Friday, May 18, 5 – 8 PM with Artist talk at 6:30 PM

Beginning in the modern era, artists started using unique materials and unusual approaches to create their art. The Constructivist (1913-1940) generate new ideas through the use of contemporary building materials and the Dadaist (1914-1924) re-imagining art and art making with unorthodox materials and taking chances.  Deconstruct – Reconstruct will showcase the photographs of Darrell Kincer alongside the artist team of David Arnold and Sonya Blades as they deconstruct images and reconstruct them to create something new.  Artist Darrell Kincer creates exquisite photograms using images of botanicals and the mordançage process.  First developed in the late 1800’s, mordançage is an alternative photographic process of bleach-etching silver gelatin prints to give them a degraded appearance. David Arnold and Sonya Blades photograph everyday objects and architectural forms and then combined mathematical formulas and Photoshop to recreate stunning mandalas that obscure the original image source.  Experience Deconstruct – Reconstruct to see how these artists develop something new through the process of reconstructing the photographic image.

Teachers: This exhibit is available for field trips. Engineering and art meet in this unique art exhibition and experience featuring the photographs of Lexington artists, Darrell Kincer, David Arnold, and Sonya Blades! These artists use techniques and processes to deconstruct everyday objects and then reconstruct them into images such as mathematical mandalas! Field Trip students will be inspired to build, construct, deconstruct and reconstruct three-dimensional art sculptures of their own.

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