Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Georgetown Cultural District Update!

Members of the Georgetown-Scott County arts community began meeting in the fall 2011 (August 23) and reached the conclusion early on that we wanted to apply for Cultural District Certification. We completed a hefty project application and submitted this to the Kentucky Arts Council on November 1. The four organizing coordinators for the application have been Historic Georgetown (Kitty), Cardome Center (Allison), and G-SC Planning Commission (Brian) in addition to yours truly. But, we have a whole community of partners -- Art Gal, Jan at SCAC, Annie, Judy, Earlene, Artie, and so many others.

The Arts Council has alerted us to the date when the announcement of CD status will be granted. It's February 9 and Governor Beshear will make the announcement. We're hoping to caravan to Frankfort to hear the news (and hopefully, it's good news!).

One accomplishment has been the City of Georgetown's declaration of our Cultural District. So, we are taking the name and running with it. WE ARE a CULTURAL DISTRICT already. To this end, we are implementing one of our objectives, that is, the creation of a central calendar to share news of the cultural events in our community. We've begun that process already. See the link below or the one on the following "Page" to see our Georgetown Cultural District Calendar! Have something to add? let us know by emailing us or leaving a comment below with the information. Special thanks to Allison for all of her work on getting our calendar up and running!

Link to our calendar!

To check out all of the upcoming events in the Georgetown Cultural District, please follow the link below. The calendar is searchable, printable, and there is a more detailed description of each event if you click on it.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Events: Jan/February 2012

Hi all! We decided at our meeting today that we would launch an online calendar very soon. Until then, scroll the pages here for events.

late Jan/February 2012 Events in Scott County, KY
January 12 – February 17
Harold Winslow: Una Visión de la Mexicanidad
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery @ Georgetown College (see lecture info below 2/9)

January 19 – March 4 Michael Winters: Red River Gorgeous
Reception Thursday, Jan. 26, 4:30-6:30pm, Cochenour Gallery at Georgetown College; Artist Talk 5:30pm

Feb 1-Mar 17, Sarah Hoskins photography exhibit Scott Co. Arts and Cultural Center

Feb 1 -4 Grand opening of the Studio,213 N. Court (Next door to Rodney’s on Broadway)
Feb 2 6:30 Sandals Caribbean Night Going Places RSVP 863-9831

Feb 7 & 9 "My Valentine" workshops to create valentine cards and books $10

Feb 9 5-7pm "Harold Winslow: Una Vision de la Mexicanidad Anne Wright Wilson Gallery Georgetown College; discussion and lecture by art historian Jamie Ratliff begins at 5:30
Feb 8 2-4 pm Celebrate I Love to Read
Month with a Bookwalk sponsored by Scott Co. Public Library, come listen to book readings by local business owners, guests, and government officials. 863-3566 or 863-5424
Feb 11 Noon-2:00 Book Walk in local businesses. Book readings by local business owners & guests
Feb 11 2:00 Pie Contest! Fava’s Enter your best pie/s. Recipe must be included. Winning pie will be on the menu 3rd Thursdays!!
Feb 11 6:30 Hospice Fundraiser, Cardome Center, Murder at Club Babaloo 1-800-756-6005

Feb 16 9:00 Muffin Contest! UpBeat Café, bring your best muffins & recipe! winning muffin will be on the menu 3rd Thursdays (maybe more) 502-863-5424

Feb 18 6-8 pm Bourbon Tasting Galvin’s $10 Come inside & warm up with new Bourbons!

Feb 19 3-5 Opening Reception Sarah Hoskins Arts and Cultural Center, Live music
Hats by Tony Wilson, and much more

Feb 23 6:30 Disney Night Going Places RSVP 863-9831

Feb 25 11-2 Hat designer Tony Wilson will be at Hockensmith Photographics!! You can purchase a new Derby hat or church or other special occasion! He will even design a hat just for you and your outfit!

Upcoming... 2012 Events in Scott County, KY
March 2 – April 20
A Passionate Pursuit: The Milward Collection
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery @ Georgetown College
Reception Friday, March 2, 6-8pm
Reception Thursday, April 19, 6-8pm

March 8 – April 1
Visual Theatre: Celebrating Irene Corey
Reception Thursday March 8, 5-7pm; Dialogue with Friends
Cochenour Gallery at Georgetown College

April 4 – April 29
Cochenour Gallery at Georgetown College

April 26 – May 10
Class of 2012 Senior Show
Reception Thursday, April 26, 4-6pm
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery @ Georgetown College

May 3 – summer
Senior Preview (Class of 2013)
Cochenour Gallery at Georgetown College

May 24 – summer
The Hanover Connection
Reception TBA
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery @ Georgetown College

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Events in 2012: SCAC

Scott County Arts & Cultural Center 2012

The Arts & Cultural Center's receptions and educational events associated with exhibits held at the Gallery and ArtZone are updated on our website. Local and regional authors', musicians', artisans', and artists' classes, workshops, and work are scheduled to compliment the exhibition calendar throughout the year.

February 1 to March 17: "Landscapes", Painter Robert L. Williams

February 10 to March 17: "The Homeplace" Photographs from historic African American hamlets in Kentucky's inner Bluegrass region, Sarah Hoskins, documentary photographer; Open House reception Sunday, February 19, 3-5 pm.

February 18, "Afternoon with the Artist" Seminar exploring Sarah Hoskins experiences beginning at 2 p.m.

March 25 to April 29: "ENSŌ, Tapestries, Photographs, and Poems", Dobree Adams & Jonathan Greene
Reception for the Artists: Sunday, March 25, 3 - 5 p.m.

April 1, "Asian Influences in American Poetry", Remarks & Reading, Jonathan Greene, 4 p.m. Optional: meet Jonathan Greene at Yuko-En Garden, walk with Jonathan to the gallery, beginning at 2 p.m.

April 15 and 29, "ON SEEING: Photography & Bookmaking", Dobree Adams
Two part workshop, 2 - 5 p.m.; prior registration required

May 11 to June 29: "Floral Fusion - Art in Nature" Artists work fused by floral designers; Opening reception Friday May 11, 5-7 PM, Floral Fusion Gala reception, Friday, June 29, 7-9PM

July 15 to August 25: "Framed" Scott County artists and photographers

September 14 to October 24: "American Academy of Equine Art Fall Open Juried Exhibition" regional, national and international artists

November 6 to December 20: "Gallery & Gifts Holiday Market" fundraiser featuring local and regional artists, artisans, and authors

Thanks to Jan AtLee for sending along this information.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Opportunities: Show your art in Berea

BEREA, Ky. – The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea invites Kentucky artisans to apply to have their work selected to be offered for sale at the center.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Open House 2011

Please join our local artists, artisans and authors this month at their open house receptions. 99 are participating in our annual fundraiser: "Gallery & Gifts Holiday Market" with the theme "Creative Artists Work". Artists biographies and statements accent this year's event to highlight the personal touch each hand has in the creation of art work for your special gift giving. Shop downtown Georgetown to support our local economy this holiday season. The Arts & Cultural Center Gallery will be open extended hours this Saturday, is open for tours and visitors by arrangement, and regular hours noon-4 Tuesday to Saturday.

Have a wonderful holiday this season ! - Janis AtLee, Scott County Arts and Cultural Center Board of Directors

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November-December 2011: Georgetown Antique Mall

Georgetown Antique Mall is having Open House, Hot punch , goodies, and great sales the first weekend in December. Four floors-two buildings of good antiques and collectibles. 37 yrs. in business at 124 West Main Street, Georgetown, Ky. `40324. Open 7 days a week year around 10-5 daily and 1-5 on Sundays.
Easy parking. Great variety!