“Gallery Hop 2020” not lost – just different

 

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.

A pretty day in the Park

Historic Constitution Square is the perfect shady spot for a surprise summer concert by the local dulcimer group.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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