Arts Commission launches YouTube channel

     There is so much to see and learn in and around Danville.  The Arts Commission has launched a YouTube channel to make art available and accessible whenever you need a good dose of creativity and some information.

To access the channel go to YouTube and search for danvillearts.  It’s just that easy.  You will find original videos as well as recordings of workshops sponsored by, and for, the Arts Commission.

Stay tuned as the year progresses, meet some new friends and share some great lessons.

Meet Michelle – Future Artist

Meet Michelle.

The Arts Commission couldn’t have in-person camp this summer, so we put camp in boxes for Michelle and her mom  and five other families in their neighborhood.

The whole bunch will be creating a “museum” on the sidewalks and porches to show off their work.

Thanks, David Walden and other community friends for being our partners at “camp” in the crazy summer of 2020.

 

Lynne Pierce Dean

     The Arts Commission is saddened at the loss of Lynne Pierce Dean.  Lynne served the Boyle County community as County Attorney  with integrity and grace.  She was a wonderful mother and wife.  We are very honored to have Lynne serve on the Arts Commission Board twice.  She guided us during our transition years as we relocated our offices out into the community.  When her term as County Attorney was over, she rejoined the Board and continued her service of advising and supporting our work with her legal expertise and care for the goals of providing arts opportunities throughout our community.  Lynne will be missed by so many in all walks of life, and we count ourselves as privileged to have known her.  Our organization was the better for her service and we are grateful for the life she shared with us.

 

ART SEEK AND FIND – PLAY ALONG

ART SEEK AND FIND

Spend some time outside with your family.

Stroll around downtown and keep your eyes open.

Photos will be posted on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Click on Events Page for photo.

The rules are simple.

  1. Go for a walk, keeping your distance from others.  Wear your mask(s).
  2. Download this form from danvillearts.org and keep it handy.
  3. All details can be seen from public sidewalks. All items are between Constitution Square and Centre College and between Walnut and Broadway.
  4. Write down the detail name and location by number.
  5. Photos of details will appear on danvillearts.org events calendar.
  6. When it is all over, send a snapshot of your completed form to arts@historicdanvilleky.com. Send us a photo of you on your search if you want.
  7. Fill out section giving us permission to post or print your photo if you want.

DETAIL LIST

Name of detail                          Location               Date visited

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3._________________________________________________________

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5._________________________________________________________

6._________________________________________________________

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Names of participants________________________________________

Email (if you wish) ___________________________________________

Do we have your permission to post photos? YES _____ NO _____

If yes, we must have your email for confirmation.

 

Return to Arts Commission at arts@historicdanvilleky.com

 

Comments?

 

 

Please play responsibly and safely!

Thank you, and have a good time!

The Arts Commission

 

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

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.

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!!