Arts Commission programs postponed

The Arts Commission is postponing all events scheduled until April 18th, or until we are advised by the Health Department and our partner organizations that regular programming can be safely resumed.  We encourage all our friends to stay safe and careful.

A little drive goes a long way

Chris Russell gives the Arts Commission a thumbs up!

March 28th is the day.  Stuart Powell Ford is the place. 300 test drivers is the goal to earn the Arts Commission $6,000!  Stuart Powell Ford and the Ford Corporation will donate $20 to the Arts Commission for every test driver between 9:00 and 3:30.  Come on out and take a spin in a beautiful Ford.  Just a few minutes of your time will go a long way to providing arts activities for children in our community.  Preregister at https://d4ur.com/PJM9W to save time.

Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society Program Coming to Danville

Do you have a special quilt made in Kentucky or owned by a Kentucky resident?  Was your quilt made before 1980?  Then you should really consider participating in the Kentucky Quilt Registry Program.  You will have a perfect opportunity the weekend of March 27th and 28th at the Boyle County Public Library when the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society will be in town to document qualified quilts.

Individuals wishing to have quilts documented are encouraged to make reservations.  Reservations will be open beginning Feb. 17th at the Boyle County Extension Office.   There is no charge to have quilts documented, but there is a limit of two quilts per person.

The weekend will also include a free presentation by Vickie Coleman on March 26th at 6:30 at the Library.  Vickie will explain the differences and similarities  between documentation, assessment and judging of vintage and antique quilts.  The evening is open to the public and does not require advance reservations.

Individuals interested in volunteering for the registry event may also register at the Boyle County Extension Office beginning Feb. 17th.  There are several jobs for volunteers which do not require extensive knowledge of quilts.  Training will be provided.

This program is sponsored by the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society, the Boyle County Extension Office, the Heart of Danville and the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County.

2019 Arts Citizens of the Year Awarded

Robby Henson and Heather Henson were presented with the Arts Commission’s 2019 Arts Citizens of the Year Award on January 13th at the Danville City Commission meeting at City Hall.  Robby and Heather were selected for their outstanding work in their individual artistic fields as well as their work at the Pioneer Playhouse in Danville.  Robby is a film director, writer and founder of the Voices Inside program at Northpoint .  He also is on the faculty at the University of Kentucky, teaching screenwriting and directing.  Robby has made Danville is fulltime home as he develops plays and directs at the Playhouse as the Artistic Director.

Heather Henson is an award winning book writer focusing primarily on children and young adults.  Most of her themes are based around Kentucky stories and people.  Heather, too, has made Danville her home where she is now Managing Director of the Playhouse working with Robby and their mother Charlotte to continue the operation of the Playhouse now entering its 71st season.  Charlotte was named Arts Citizen of the Year in 2006.

Robby and Heather were presented with awards designed and created by local glass artist Roni Gilpin and with City Proclamations recognizing their accomplishments.

Robby, Charlotte and Heather Henson

Scarlet Cup production of RED has a new home!

Scarlet Cup Theater makes sure the show will go on – with a little help from the Advocate Messenger and Doug Gooch!  When the theater received word that the planned venue would not be available just three weeks before opening night, they jumped into action and found a great new location.  The play will be staged in the old newsroom of the Advocate Messenger.  Get your tickets at danvillearts.org under the TICKET tab for this outstanding theater experience featuring Patrick Kagan-Moore as Mark Rothko and Kolton Winfield as Ken.  Enjoy a NEW curtain time of 7:00 for the evening performances and 3:00, as usual, for Sundays.

Special theme dinners will be offered by Mary Robin Spoonamore at Barleycorns or stop by after the show for dessert and special cocktails.  Reservations for dinner may be made directly with Barleycorns.

Scarlet Cup Theater presents comedy “Bad Dates”

Scarlet Cup Theater has hit the mark again with a venue and play pairing which is sure to entertain and fascinate audiences.  The play is Bad Dates , a one woman comedy, and the venue is the historic Clemens Caldwell house on the Old Harrodsburg Road (Maple Avenue).  The play is set in a New York apartment and the charming architecture of the Clemens Caldwell house fits the bill perfectly.

The show opens Oct. 31st and will run Nov. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10.  Tickets will be available on the Arts Commission web site beginning Oct. 1st.  Opening night tickets will include a reception hosted by the Scarlet Cup Theater board members in the elegant dining room of the house.

Guests will be welcomed before the show into the formal living room and then will be seated in the stunning foyer for the action.  Scarlet Cup is grateful to Dr. John and Jane Pappas, the new owners of the home, who have donated the home and grounds for this event.

Rob Caldwell, a relative of the original owners of the home, will present a history of the house at the Boyle County Public Library on Oct. 27th at 3:00.  The public is welcome to attend this free program.

 

Time to adopt a fire hydrant!

  

Stan Clifford and DecoArt have teamed up with the Arts Commission to spruce up the fire hydrants in and around downtown Danville.  Designer PLA Schneider produced several clever ideas for Fire Chief Ken Pflug to consider. Here are his choices and how much fun!

So, scout around your neighborhood and the downtown to stake your claim to one of the fire hydrants which are candidates for a makeover.  Priority goes to those which are already painted and really in need of a face lift.  Each fire hydrant has a metal disc with a number.  Note the number and the address and contact the Arts Commission to reserve your own fire hydrant.

Kits with paint, template and instructions will be provided courtesy of DecoArt and some friends of the Arts Commission.

Come on!  Join in the fun with your family, friends and kids and leave your mark!!