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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)

In My View, An International Children’s Art Exhibition presented by the Living Arts & Science Center

with thanks for assistance from community partners:
University of Kentucky Confucius Institute
University of Kentucky Arts in Healthcare
Lexington Sister Cities Commission
Deepthi Radhakrishna
Soreyda Begley

The theme of the exhibition, IN MY VIEW, was to encourage children to look outside their own windows and throughout their community to create artwork and share with us a view of the people and places in their own part of the world. Students could also consider IN MY VIEW as an opportunity to share their own point of view and opinions about a local, regional or global issue or topic.

IN MY VIEW will include artwork from 8 to 14 year old children in China, India, Cuba, Ireland, England, and Honduras and will be exhibited within the Living Arts & Science Center’s new Children’s Art Gallery. The artwork is offered for sale and will remain on exhibition from March 15 through May 26, 2018.

The opening for the exhibition will take place at Gallery Hop, March 16, 5 – 8 PM. Special guest performers will include Bells from Bluegrass, classical Indian dancers, and Chinese dance with children from Shuling’s Studio.

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 Blaydes 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 Blaydes 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 Blaydes! 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.

Art Created by Local High School Students
May 17 – June 23, 2018
Kinkead Gallery

Please join us for our Youth Arts Council Exhibition 2018 to support the inspiring efforts and creativity of our area youth.  This collaborative exhibition between Lexington’s Youth Arts Council (YAC), LexArts, and the Living Arts and Science Center (LASC) will feature the interesting expressions of many of this community’s most talented young artists.  Submitted art created by area high school students will be on display in the LASC’s recently renovated Kinkead Gallery.  The complete exhibition dates are May 17th through June 23rd.  This is a juried exhibition/competition.  An awards presentation will take place at 6:00PM during the Gallery Hop reception on Friday, May 18th.

This year’s participating artists include: Leena Haider, Olivia Greer,and Palmer Beldy from Sayre School, Keller Hufana, Alexia Ruiz, Rhianna Culp, Elizabeth Moore, Cameron Brown, and Alyson Cruse from Henry Clay High School, Amelia Armstrong, Chyenne Price, William Ding, Sydney Sun, Samantha Walker, Ridham Bhavsar, Nicole Wong, Morgan Slone, Megan Slusarewicz, Megan Guan, Meeral Saeed, Maria Moreno, Maggie Fan, Lauren Meacham, J.T. Salyer, Jenna Woolums, Flor Mucino, Chase Faulkner, Jennifer Lee, Lindsay Maystead, Shuyang Deng, Caitlin Labianca, Nahideli Torres, Paulina Martinez, Yostin Blanco, Joseph Brandewie, John Christopher Di Girolamo, Emma Draper, and Jacob A. Chapman from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Cristina Mendez, Sophia Gonzales, Hunter Thomas Cook, Aya Eqal, David Pezzi, Emily Brown, and Natalie Fowler from Tates Creek High School, Jared Reding, Hayden B. Simon, Olivia Hernandez, Emma Hamilton, Christopher Lattimore, Jaiven Smith, Erin Zearfoss, Hailee Wilson, Adrianna Gomez, Jade Finley, Richard Duff, Anthony Asbury, Taylor Cleveland, Rachael Carr, Clare Girard, Maria Vela, and Chelsea Wafford from Bryan Station High School, and Caylee Thompson and Nicole Eller from Woodford County High School.

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

September 14th – November 24th, 2018

Gallery Hop Receptions: Friday, September 21st, 5-8PM, Friday, November 16th, 5-8PM

Carolyn Young Hisel was a celebrated Kentucky artist who passed away in 2017. Her art consisted of an incredibly diverse range of paintings, collages, pastels and drawings spanned a career of more than 50 years. As her work matured it moved from vibrant colorful abstractions of friends, landscapes and neighborhoods, to become more and more about the human condition and spirituality. Radiance: Carolyn Hisel 50 year Retrospective will explore the many interesting facets of this truly gifted artist. Works gather from private collections will be presented together for the first time in this unique exhibition celebrating the life, love and journey of artist Carolyn Young Hisel. In Carolyn’s own words:”I ask the questions shared by every struggling human soul: questions about virtue and evil; guilt and innocence; the meaning of suffering and loss; redemption; revelation; love and transcendent joy; hope and despair.”

CLICK HERE for a complete listing of upcoming artist opportunities.

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