Learn to Make a Basket

The Arts Commission makes it easy for you to learn a new skill AND help preserve one of Kentucky’s most treasured art forms.  Join us on June 29th from 9:00 – 12:30 at Constitution Square and you will complete the Shaker basket shown above from start to finish.  Teresa Arnold will guide you and all basket materials and tools are provided.  At the completion of the class you will have your basket, skills and the tools to continue on your own. Class is $35.00 all tools and materials included.  Email arts@historicdanvilleky.com to register.

Gallery Hop – June 6

Arts Commission’s June Gallery Hop is here!  Downtown Danville will be live with music, visual art and food to welcome visitors into shops, restaurants and a variety of other venues on June 6th from 5:30 – 8:00.  A special feature this year is the Entrepreneur Mall at McDaniel Wealth.  All artists who participated in the year- long Entrepreneur program will exhibit their work and talk with visitors about their experiences.

This year, the list of venues and artists is printed in this newsletter.  Additional copies will be available at Arts Commission tables located along Main Street.  Host locations will have a purple banner hanging in front.  Come early and stay all evening shopping eating, visiting and listening.  Start your Brass Band weekend with local flavors and flair!

*Indicate Arts Commission information tables

*McDaniel Wealth – 213 West Main

  •                Travis Kern and Eliza Marsh – music
  •                Jacquie Woodward and Grace McDaniel – visual  and wearable art
  •                Kathleen O’Brien and Mayme Taylor – visual art
  •                Deborah Peckler and Abby Quirk-Royal – fiber art
  •                Roni Gilpin and Marie Taylor – glass
  •                Smokey and the Brisket – BBQ truck

Cerci on Main – 217 West Main

  •                Judy Mercer – author

Maple Tree – 225 West Main

  •                Kathy York – York’s Corks
  •                Jack Cochran – oils
  •                Andrea Sheene – watercolors

Posh Apparel – 235 West Main

  •               Diana Kestly

Chase Bank – 237 West Main

  •                Cheryl Mayes – jewelry
  •                Danville High School – Louise Wilkinson project
  •                Pieceable Friends Quilt Guild and
  •                Arts Commission – quilt restoration project

Centre College Bookstore – 236 West Main

  •                Lynda Ross – monoprints and oils

*Hub Coffee House – 236 West Main

Raymond James – 306 West Main

  •                Connie Beale – oils and collage

A & L Accessories – 324 West Main

  •                Paul Muth – pottery
  •                Sharon LeMonds – jewelry
  •                Margaret Levi – jewelry
  •                Sandy Hogue – Sandy’s Surprises

Carol’s Bridal – 309 West Main

  •                  Kathy Thompson – watercolor and acrylic

The former Cue on Main – 303 West Main

  •                John Dixon – Brass Band poster artist

Community Arts Center – 401 West Main

  •                Chris Conley – pottery
  •                David Farmer – artist in residence
  •                Mark Wilhelm – artist in residence
  •                Sarah Wiltsee – artist in residence

Tut’s – 415 West Main

  •                Mike Archer – music

*Danville Bike and Footwear – 417 West Main

  •                Carrie Snow – pottery
  •                Boyle County High School – Louise Wilkinson project
  •                Boyle County Middle School – Sgt. Pepper picture station

Danville City Hall – 445 West Main

  •                Mismatched Bluegrass – music
  •                Combination – taco food truck

Sheehan, Barnett, Dean, Pennington, Dexter and Tucker, P.S.C.

– 114 South Fourth Street

  •                Coby Langham – music
  •                Marlene Hanna – oils

Harvey’s – 120 South Fourth

  •                Teddy Tolar – music

Boyle County Public Library – 301 West Broadway

  •                Walnut Street Ramblers – music and dance
  •                (7:30 – 9:00)

Dabberhashery – 131 North Fourth

  •                Jason Sinkhorn – music

Sherwin Williams – 111 North Fourth

  •                Bob Gundy – gouache
  •                Shepherd’s House – mural

Plank on Main – 119 West Main

  •                Blue Groove Jazz – music

Tom Tye Financial – 141 North Third

  •                Tillie Sowders – oils

Derby Shoppe and Raggs – 124 North Third

  •                Tom Lamp – watercolors
  •                Danville mural
  •                Big Jack’s Coffee and Donuts

Elmwood Inn Fine Teas – 135 North Second

  •                Diversitea mural
  •                Photography
  •                Tea tent

Art-full Affair – May 16th and 17th

Dry Branch in Springtime will be offered at live auction during the Draw Party on May 17th.  Don’t miss your opportunity to add this outstanding piece to your collection from acclaimed artist, Sheldon Tapley.  Sheldon donated the work to benefit the McKune Scholarship Fund at the Arts Commission named in honor of his friend, the late Tom McKune, who served on the Board of the Arts Commission for several years.  Tickets to the event are limited.  Contact the Arts Commission for information.  Many additional pieces of art will be available in the draw.  Everyone leaves with something wonderful and the children of our community benefit.

Women Writers 2019 – Technology Enhances Creativity and Communication

Join four local women who will give practical and creative advice on enhancing and improving your creative and communications skills regardless of whether you are a business person, an educator, an artist or  want to explore tools to express yourself using various forms of technology.

The Heritage Business and Professional Women, the Arts Commission, the Boyle County Public Library and Centre College have joined forces to bring this evening to the community on April 22 at the Boyle County Public Library.

The evening will begin with refreshments at 5:30 and the program will start at 6:00.  There will be plenty opportunity to interact with the presenters and the other attendees.  The program is free to all thanks to a generous grant from the Betty Hinz Fund of the Kentucky Business and Professional Women’s Foundation.

Topics will include working collaboratively from remote locations, building your own website, blogging, podcasting, branding and preparing written material for submission to potential publishers.

Reservations are not required.  For information contact arts@historicdanvilleky.com or Mimi Becker at 859-691-0316.

 

Lisa Williams              Candace Wentz

Tara Strauch

Do You Have a Quilt Treasure?

The Arts Commission and a group of quilters from the Pieceable Friends Quilt Guild will be restoring this vintage quilt from the Perryville Brummett Family collection.  Come out and watch the work on some Saturdays during Farmers’ Market beginning May 4th.  You are welcome to join in, but certainly you can ask questions about the techniques, the fabrics and the history of the designs of the ’30’s and ’40’s.

Arts Commission produces new play for schools

 

New play by Liz Orndorff for schools

You don’t want to miss this inspiring and thought provoking musical. FREE admission to the public performance.

Donations are welcome to continue this type of program for our schools!

Vince DiMartino named 2018 Arts Citizen of the Year

The Arts Commission has named Vince DiMartino the 2018 Arts Citizen of the Year.  DiMartino will be presented with the award on January 9, 2019 at the Annual General Meeting of the Arts Commission at 5:30 at McKinney Conference Center at Constitution Square.  The public is invited to attend the presentation and reception.

The Award recognizes an individual, or individuals, who have distinguished themselves in their artistic career often beyond the local area.  DiMartino is not only an internationally noted performer, but through his work has been instrumental in bringing top performers to Danville and has fostered the development of numerous young musicians while serving on the faculty at Centre College.

While he has performed and lectured the world over, he still finds time to share his talents in Danville through dedicated involvement with the Brass Band Festival, solo performances and with guest artists at special events.

In his spare time, DeMartino serves on the Danville/Boyle County Planning and Zoning Board.