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.
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.
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!!
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or Mimi Becker at 859-691-0316.
Lisa Williams Candace Wentz
Robby Henson and Heather Henson – 2019 Arts Citizens of the Year