“Not Titled,” by Stephen Rolfe Powell, donated by Shelly Powell for live auction.
“Dawn” donated by Cheryl Chapman for live auction.
The Art-full Affair is only held in odd-numbered years! The event is the major source of funding for the children’s’ art programs and scholarships provided by the Arts Commission to foster opportunity and experiences in the arts for the children of our community.
Tickets to the event are $100. Each ticket includes admission for two to the Preview Party on September 10th and ONE art pick at the Draw Party on September 11th from among the many pieces of artwork and art services donated by local artists and friends of art. The event is hosted by Pioneer Playhouse, 840 Stanford Rd., Danville.
Only ticket holders and their guests are eligible to bid in the live auction at the Draw party.
The glass piece by Stephen Powell measures 6.5″ H X 4.75″ W X 4.75″ D. It is signed and dated 1983. Stephen joined the faculty at Centre College that year. The retail value of the piece was listed at $3,000 a couple years ago.
The painting by Cheryl Chapman is oil on canvas and measures 36 x 36. The gallery estimate of the painting is $3,200.
Additional pieces in the live auction will be announced at a later date.
Tickets are limited. For information, contact Mimi Becker at email@example.com or text 859-691-0316.
Local playwright, Liz Orndorff, was named 2020 Arts Citizen of the Year by the Arts Commission Board. The announcement was made at the December Danville City Commission meeting and formally presented at the January Commission meeting. Orndorff is an accomplished writer with multiple plays produced locally and regionally. She has received several honors and been selected to attend prestigious writers’ programs.
Orndorff represented Danville in Carrickfergus as the first Sister Cities exchange artist. In addition, she is the principal founder and president of Scarlet Cup Theater, a successful site – specific theater producing thought provoking American and European plays.
Orndorff has collaborated with the Arts Commission and the Agency for Substance Abuse Policy to write and direct three plays/musicals for middle and high school students which creatively address issues facing children today.
The annual award, selected and presented by the Arts Commission, recognizes individuals who have had an impact on the community through the advancement, support and use of the arts over their careers.
Bruce Richardson of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas will welcome Hoppers from 5:30 – 8:00, June 11th.
Can’t Say Enough About It –
Gallery Hop 2021 has something for everyone!
When you have a lot to celebrate, you should! On June 11th the downtown will be hopping up and down and around the corners. The best strategy would be to put a chair in the car (or sling it over your shoulder), park in the area, make sure you have this newsletter with you, then eat, shop, and visit, until 8:00 when the chair will be needed for the Gallery Hop After Hours Concert with Power Play.
This newsletter can serve as your guide to locating artists and activities. Members of the Arts Commission Board will be available at the corner of Main and 3rd to assist you and update you of any changes to the guide. A table with simple and fun children’s activities will also be located in front of the Hub Coffee House.
I know where I will be on June 11th and I look forward to seeing you somewhere around town as we usher in the Great American Brass Band Festival in style. Enjoy shopping and mingling responsibly and we will all have a great evening!
Thanks to Louisville Gas &Electric and Kentucky Utilities Foundation for their support of the Gallery Hop. We appreciate the partnership with the Brass Band Festival staff and volunteers and the City of Danville in making this event go off without a hitch.
BRASS BAND GALLERY HOP 2021
(O) indicates outside venue
Danville Bike and Footwear – 417 West Main
Jennifer Chambers – writer
Jamie Isaacs – music
Cheryl Mayes – jewelry
Arts Center of the Bluegrass – 401 West Main
David Farmer – Artist in Residence, on exhibit
Germaine Dunn – Artist in Residence
Terrell Atwood – Artist in Residence
Katherine U. White – Artist in Residence
Chris Conley – Ceramics Studio Member
Dionna Baker – Ceramics
Brandon Long – POSTER SIGNING
Mosaic – corner of 4th and Main
Great American Brass Band Festival – 4th and Main (O)
Merchandise cart, posters and pins
Weisiger Park Stage (O)
Power Play – Concert 8:00 – 10:00
311 W. Main St.
Carol’s Bridal – 309 West Main
Kathy Thompson – mixed media
CBD, etc. – 115 N. 3rd
Dennis Toadvine – wood and metal works
Jason Brunz – ceramics
Yolantha Pace – original gifts
Tye Financial – 141 N. 3rd
Tillie Sowders – oils and cards
Boyle County Public Library – 301 W. Broadway (O)
Great American Swing Dance
Walnut Street Ramblers (6:30 – 8:00)
Derby Shoppe and Raggs – 124 N. 3rd
Tom Lamp – watercolors
Margaret Levi – jewelry
Danville Mural – parking area (O)
Chase Bank – 237 W. Main
Matt Rodgers – acrylics and pencil
Keimya Harris – mixed media
Elizabeth Holcomb – acrylics, linocut, charcoal, color pencil
Jordan K’aki – painting
Danville Office Equipment #1 – 233 W. Main (O)
Clay Wolfe – pencil
Kris Steele – acrylics, sculpture
Danville Office Equipment #2 – 233 W. Main (O)
Mike Rogers – woodwork
Debi Rogers – painting
Danville Office Equipment #3 – 233 W. Main (O)
Chris Hubbard – woodwork
Danville Office Equipment #4 – 233 W. Main (O)
Pat Williams – weaving, oils
Maple Tree – 225 W. Main
Jack Cochran – oils
Andrea Akers – watercolors
Lynda Ross – monoprints, oils
Plank – 217 W. Main (O)
LuAnn Lyons – painted rock art
Morgan Vest – jewelry
Elmwood Inn Fine Tea – 135 N. 2nd
Bruce Richardson – photographer and writer
West T. Hill Community Theatre – 117 Larrimore Lane
Opening Act – music and dance
South Ridge Custom Engraving
Diversitea Mural – parking area (O)
Heart of Danville Office – 112 N. 2nd
Meet the Board
Danville Boyle County African American
Historical Society – 108 N. 2nd
Michael Hughes – historian, archivist
Whitaker Bank – 218 W. Main (O)
(Cheryl has moved to Danville Bike and Footwear)
Hub Coffee Shop – 236 W. Main (O)
Arts Commission information
Children’s activity table
CentreWorks – N. 3rd
Roni Gilpin, glass and painting – Lobby
Kate Snyder, mosaics – 3rd Floor
Kathy York – York’s Corks and More
LIFTOFF! Graduates – 3rd Floor
A & L Accessories – 324 W. Main
Sarah Hogue – acrylics, marker pen art
Sandy Hogue – Sandy’s Surprises
Harvey’s – 120 S. 4th
Lori Goggan – acrylics
Emma Jackson – music
Jane Barleycorn’s – 130 S. 4th
Connie Beale – collage, oils
Travis Kern – musician
The Arts Commission’s Brass Band Gallery Hop is going virtual – but that’s just the announcement. All your favorite shops and locations are still supporting the arts and you can too, by browsing safely for days to come. We will be featuring on Facebook and the events calendar of this website, the shops you know and love, as well as businesses and organizations which support local art through collecting and displaying works in their locations. So, like, follow and share us on Facebook and check out what makes Danville and Boyle County a special place for art and artists. The postings will include links or information on how to contact the locations for any specials and up-to-date opening and closing details.
The Arts Commission thanks LGE&KU for support of the 2020 Gallery Hop.
Historic Constitution Square is the perfect shady spot for a surprise summer concert by the local dulcimer group.
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.
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.
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.
Who created this lovely carving depicting a scene from early settlement of
Kentucky? Email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. No prizes,
just bragging rights!