Gallery Hop: Youth Arts Council, Kentucky Wildlife, Lennon Michalski
May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Featuring Youth Arts Council Exhibition, Kentucky Wildlife Exhibition, and Lennon Michalski
Please join us for our Youth Arts Council Exhibition 2019 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 10th through June 28th. This is a juried exhibition/competition. An awards presentation will take place at 6:00PM during the Gallery Hop reception on Friday, May 17th.
Kentucky Wildlife will feature this diverse group of gifted artists that depict the subtle beauty of Kentucky’s animal life with paint and pencil. For this exhibition, the Living Arts and Science Center did a regional call for wildlife art featuring the indigenous species of Kentucky. Participating artists include: Susan Black, Michelle Armstrong, Pat Banks, Monica Barnett, Maureen Berry, Denise Brown, Deborah Brownstein, Jinn Bug, Kathy Conroy, Sabra Lynne Crockett, Jen Deleeuw, Jacqueline Dillard, Elizabeth Farrar, Dianne Goodnight, Deborah Herndon, Devon Horton, Debbie Howard, Libby Jones, Douglas Miller, Stevie Moore, Marshall Smith, Marie Wadell Pearson, James Perkins, Jenni Phillips, Stephanie Potter, Marilyn Sadler, Shane Allen Smith, Yvonne Todd, SuZanne Troske, Karen Weeks, Anna Fedorchuk, Wendi Smith, Jerielle Hanlon and Agustin Zarate.
Artist Lennon Michalski creates “…imagery of a world where the line between organic and machine becomes blurred” with his deeply compelling large scale paintings. Michalski will be featured in a solo exhibition this spring in the LASC’s Glo Gallery. His approach to the process of art making is truly unique and unusual. Through process, Michalski has developed an aesthetic that is visceral, intuitive, and completely his own. Painstakingly, Michalski slowly builds multiple layers of pigments and varnish upon large wooden panels. He uses color to captivate the viewer to explore his multifaceted ideas. Michalski’s art teeters somewhere between the color field paintings of the abstract expressionists and the covers of 1950’s pulp science fiction novels. This makes perfect sense with Michalski’s background in both fine and digital art.
Gallery Hop Reception 5:00 – 8:00pm, Youth Arts Council Exhibition Awards presented at 6:00pm