Artist Archive weekly Feature
June 24 - August 28, Loudoun House
Join LAL this summer for its next installment of In-Residence, featuring the work of artist J. Daniel Graham as the Loudoun House galleries are transformed into his studio and workspace. In-Residence is an important part of LAL’s artists residency program which provides the time, space and resources needed by artists to create new bodies of work that transform the facility, community and advance the role of visual art in our society. Each residency is tailored to suit the needs of the artist being featured and provides and in-depth opportunity for exploration and to challenge themselves in a supportive and creative environment.
This three month residency will conclude with an exhibition entitled, The Less You Say as Graham interprets the history real and imagined of the beloved Loudoun House. Guests are invited to visit during gallery hours to watch and to be a part of the installation works the artist will create over the summer and to attend special question and answer sessions while that artist is at work.
Woodland art Fair
August 20 & 21, Woodland Park
The Lexington Art League and Parks & Recreation are gearing up for the 41st annual Woodland Art Fair! Shop 200 artists, enjoy live music and food, and create your own family art - all with free admission.
THANKS: Produced by LAL in partnership with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government’s Division of Parks and Recreation.
Fall 2016 Community Supported Art (CSA)
Coming this October 2016!
With the same buy-local spirit in mind, CSA is an endeavor that supports the creation local art, cultivates the talent of local artists and enhances the experience of local collectors. Art is produced in limited editions for CSA only—rare and unique—unavailable elsewhere. This is what makes it, like an agricultural CSA, fresh and local.
CSA is at the forefront of national trends to promote grass-roots art buying and collecting and was recently featured in the New York Times.
A typical share will consist of nine works of art/objects of artistic production. Examples of types of art that may be included in a share are a run of screen-prints, a series of small tea cups, a run of photographs, or even 30 small original paintings. Collaborations between artists or work by collectives are also possible.
Dobree Adams, recognized as one of Kentucky's major contemporary fiber artists, weaves one-of-a-kind rugs and tapestries from her hand spun yarns. She spins and dyes the wool from a rare breed renowned for the curl, luster, strength, and length of its wool. She uses hand spun yarns in the many natural colors to black, as well as dyed yarns that are painted but hand in the skein before weaving. Through the years she has taken hundreds of photographs, primarily as 35mm color slides, to record the images she has gathered, at home on the farm as well as in her travels. These slides have rarely been used in the design process, but rather to demonstrate the influences behind her woven work. In her slide lectures she has brought together images of her weavings and images of the landscape, but it was not until 2003 that she first exhibited her photographic work. She is now committed to working in photography as well as in fiber.
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