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Lexington part of national arts-economy study

LexArts will be one of 200 arts councils around the United States participating in “The Arts & Economic Prosperity IV,” an economic impact study of the arts conducted by Americans for the Arts, a national ­organization that supports the arts … Continue reading

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LexArts expands funding opportunities

LexArts is expanding opportunities for local arts organizations to apply for unrestricted funds. A new category of “General Operating Support II” will provide unrestricted grants of between $2,500 and $25,000 for groups that are professionally managed with budgeted expenses of … Continue reading

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Reinvigorating Downtown Arts Center is Job 1

LexArts’ decision to name a program ­coordinator for the Downtown Arts Center could be seen as a reaction to a drop in use of the 8-year-old facility since Actors Guild of Lexington pulled out. And that is correct, to an … Continue reading

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Horse Mania goes to school

Horse Play for Arts Education, a spinoff of Horse Mania 2010, was unveiled Wednesday morning by LexArts with students all over Lexington designing and decorating “foals,” smaller versions of the Horse Mania horses. Horse Mania is a public art project … Continue reading

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LexArts names Downtown Arts Center programming coordinator

Lexington actor and former business owner Leslie Beatty has been named the new program coordinator for the Downtown Arts Center. Her position is part of an initiative by LexArts to reinvigorate the Main Street facility, which opened in 2002 but … Continue reading

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LexArts names chief operating officer

LexArts has named Tania Blanich its new chief operating officer. Blanich comes to Lexington’s arts umbrella organization with extensive experience in media, serving as director of the Program for Media Artists, which supports film and new media projects, and associate … Continue reading

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2009: The year in Central Kentucky arts

New Year’s Day 2009, I assumed by New Year’s Eve I would have written about at least one Lexington arts group closing its doors. The economy was buried nose-first in the ground and theaters and other arts organizations were closing … Continue reading

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@WEKU: Building Arts Communities, Part 3 – Venues

The third part of “Building Arts Communities,” the series the Herald-Leader has partnered with WEKU-FM 88.9 to present, aired this morning with me looking at Lexington and Central Kentucky’s arts venues. I visited Danville, Richmond and talked to several officials … Continue reading

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Actors Guild’s next act: SantaLand in a mall

Yes, Kentucky, there will be a Christmas production by Actors Guild of Lexington. The troubled theater’s next show will be a site-specific staging of David Sedaris’ The SantaLand Diaries at the site of the former Portabella Restaurant on Locust Hill … Continue reading

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Lexington is a great place for artsy kids

When I moved to Lexington in 1998, one thing that immediately struck me about the ­local arts scene was the prominence of children and organizations geared toward children. The Lexington Children’s Theatre’s shows rated the same sort of attention as … Continue reading

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