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Finalists announced for LexArts president

LexArts has identified two candidates for its top job of president and CEO, and both will be in town late next week for interviews and meetings, including public forums. The finalists are Christine E. Crawfis, director of the Unison Arts Center in … Continue reading

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LexArts schedules public meeting on CEO search

LexArts will host a public discussion at 6 p.m. June 23 at ArtsPlace to discuss the search for a new president and CEO of the united arts fund. Current president and CEO Jim Clark announced late last year that he … Continue reading

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Bourbon barrels about to go up for auction

If you have been eyeing one of the dozens of painted bourbon barrels downtown thinking you might have a place for it in your home, you could have a chance to snap it up next month. The final act of … Continue reading

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Bourbon barrels to be canvases for new LexArts public art project

LexArts is inviting area artists to riff on another regional icon this fall: bourbon barrels. The Bourbon Barrel Project on Town Branch will place authentic bourbon barrels embellished by area artists through downtown Lexington to highlight the waterway that flows … Continue reading

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CentrePointe sound installation Derby weekend

INSTALL (teaser) from Kevin Belli on Vimeo. ——————————— The CentrePointe lawn downtown will become a big art exhibit next weekend with the installation of Craig Colorusso’s Sun Boxes, a solar-powered sound display. The exhibit is made up of 20 wood … Continue reading

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Expanded view: Longtime Lexington arts leaders on the state of area arts

In my column in the 2012-13 Arts Preview section of the Sept. 9 Lexington Herald-Leader, a handful of Lexington arts leaders who have been serving 15 years or more offered their opinions on how the arts have changed in the … Continue reading

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LexArts sets campaign record, aims much higher

  LexArts set a new record in its 2012 Campaign for the Arts, raising $1.05 million to be distributed among area cultural groups for general operating support and Community Arts Grants. But LexArts President and CEO Jim Clark said he … Continue reading

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LexArts launches $1.1 million Fund for the Arts Campaign

LexArts kicked off its 2012 Fund for the Arts Campaign Wednesday morning with a breakfast and champagne toast at ArtsPlace attended by around 150 arts, business and civic leaders. The campaign aims to raise $1.1 million, equal to last-year’s goal … Continue reading

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How can Lexington become a creative hotbed?

When composer Dan Kellogg graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, he assumed that he needed to move to New York City, the center of the musical universe. There were challenges, particularly in finding a place to live. Both he … Continue reading

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LexArts’ annual campaign tops 2010’s but misses goal

Despite several hurdles, LexArts’ 2011 Campaign for the Arts topped last year’s total, though it did not meet its goal. The goal was $1.1 million, set after LexArts raised $1.003 million last year. This year’s campaign was just ahead of … Continue reading

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