BANANA TREE STUDIOS
May 14, 5 to 8 p.m. — Kim McKisson, photographer and watercolorist, will display her work.
The studio offers class instruction in ceramics, watercolors and oils.
Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment at 121 E. Electric Ave. in Flemingsburg.
For more information, call (606) 845-7408 or (606) 356-1357 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit bananatreestudios.com.
BIRKE ART GALLERY
Spring 2010 BFA and graduate exhibitions:
Monday through Thursday— Exhibition 5.
May 3 to 6 — Exhibition 6.
The gallery is at One John Marshall Drive in Huntington. For more information, visit marshall.edu/cofa.
& DISCOVERY CENTER
‰Friday — The grand opening of Margaret Adkins’ “Forces of Nature” Weather Wall.
‰“The Legacy of Jean Thomas”
‰“Digging Deeper: Prehistoric Man in The Ohio River Valley”
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Monday by appointment only. Cost for Adults: $5.50; seniors, students and children: $4.50; Members and children 2 and younger: free.
Phone: (606) 329-8888; Fax: (606) 324-3218; e-mail: email@example.com; Web address: highlandsmuseum.com.
The museum is at 1620 Winchester Ave. in Ashland.
‰Through May 2 — “A Lasting Impression: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection.”
‰Through May 23 — LitGraphic: “The World of the Graphic Novel.”
Through May 30 — “Original Comic Book Illustrations from the Collection of Beau Smith.”
Hours: Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call (304) 529-2701.
JESSE STUART FOUNDATION
Mildred’s Gift Shop is in the back of the Jesse Stuart Foundation Book Store. The shop features Kentucky souvenirs, T-shirts and Kentucky post cards. Also on sale are antique linens, glassware and memorabilia, framed art prints, CDs and audio tapes. For great Kentucky and Appalachian books, visit the JSF Bookstore and check out the unique gift items in the gift store which is named for JSF board member Mildred Enyart.
The bookstore includes books by Jesse Stuart, Billy C. Clark, Harry Caudill, Thomas D. Clark, Allan W. Eckert and hundreds of other Kentucky and Appalachian authors. Visitors also can enjoy the used book store, photographic exhibit and art gallery.
Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
1645 Winchester Ave., Ashland. For more information, call (606) 326-1667 or visit jsfbooks.com.
KENTUCKY FOLK ART CENTER
Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for senior citizens and members of touring groups. KFAC members, children younger than 12, and MSU students are admitted free.
Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Directions are from I-64, take exit 137. Turn south on to Hwy. 32. Follow the brown KFAC signs to the U.S. 60 bypass. The center is on the campus of Morehead State University.
Wheel-thrown pottery classes Mondays or Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with instructor Bill Meadows. All students will work on their own wheel. All skill levels from beginners to advance are welcome in either class. Registration required.
Classes are at the Potters Loft at the L Style Salon at 1514 Winchester Ave., Ashland.
For more information or to register, call instructor Bill Meadows at (304) 654-9948.
PAINTED COW GALLERY
Studio home for the Lawrence County Arts Council, 103 S. Main Cross St., Louisa (across the street from the Lawrence County Court House.)
Gallery hours for Tuesday through Friday are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday hours are from noon to 4 p.m. Visit paintedcowgallery.com.
Each Tuesday the gallery turns into a studio home for an assortment of artists to work on their artwork. Watercolor instructions are also offered by appointment each Tuesday. Call Maureen for prices and times.
The gallery and the Lawrence County Arts Council are accepting monetary donations for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life walk in Louisa. Each donation will buy a personalized paper heart ornament for the pink Tree of Life and will be displayed at the gallery until the Relay for Life Walk on June 26.
For more information, call the gallery at (606) 638-1313.
April Artist of the Month is Jim Ross of Studio 125, CCC Trail Vineyards.
The Pendleton Art Center houses the working and retail sale studios of artists and craftsmen with a wide range of talents from the Tri-State. Some studios are open daily; some are open by appointment with the artist. Contact information for the artists is available in the lobby.
The Olive Tree featuring gourmet foods, light lunch fare and much more. Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (606) 615-2998.
Fine Art Graphics and Printing, Denise Spaulding, (606) 465-5589.
The following classes are offered at the Pendleton:
‰Mondays: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Watercolor Class with Janet Lester and Sylvia Jackson. Call to preregister and get a supply list (606) 928-8965 or (606) 928-0257.
‰Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to noon. Watercolor class with Janice LeBrun.
Children’s art classes at 4 p.m. with Janice LeBrun. (606) 329-0048.
Beginning watercolor from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with Janice LeBrun.
6 to 8:30 p.m. — Handbuilding Pottery Classes with B.J. Wilder. Pre-registration and payment required. Call (740) 646-5838 or (740) 532-0970.
‰Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon. — Learn to Draw/Sharpen Your Skills/Learn the Art of Using Colored Pencils with Sylvia Jackson. (606) 928-0257.
‰Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Handbuilding Pottery Classes with B.J. Wilder. Pre-registration and payment required. Call (740) 646-5838 or (740) 532-0970.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Acrylic Painting Class with Janice LeBrun. Call (606) 329-0048.
‰Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Handbuilding Potter Classes, ages 9 to 12, with J.B. Wilder. Preregistration and payment required. Call (740) 646-5838 or (740) 532-0970.
The art center is at 1537-1539 Winchester Ave. in Ashland. For more information, call (606) 920-9863 or go to pendletonartcenter.com.
For studio rental information, call Chrissie Smith at (606) 920-9863 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPEED ART MUSEUM
Friday, 6 p.m. — Lecture by Barry Nemett: Pigments of Imagination: Pencils, poems and perception.
Through June 27 — “The Most Famous People in the World: Karsh 100.”
April 25 to Aug. 1 — “Fifty Years of Contemporary Glass: Art, Craft or Otherwise.”
Through April — “Hattie Bishop Speed: A New Museum of Louisville.”
Through the summer — Selections from the Collection: Contemporary Art.
May 1 — The museum will be closed in honor of The Kentucky Derby.
May 14 and 28, 5 to 7 p.m. — Fused glass. Ages 8 to 12. $20 for members and $30 for non-members. For more information, call (502) 634-2734.
May 22, Noon to 4 p.m. — Asian Cultural Festival. Admission is free.
May 22, 1 to 3 p.m. — Hands-on English Discovery Case in the Galleries. Admission is free.
The museum is at 2035 South Third St. in Louisville. For more information, visit speedmuseum.org or call (502) 634-2700.
THE UPSTAIRS GALLERY
Impressionistic oil painter Gary Zornes of Russell will be artist of the month for April.
New members of the gallery are James and Lilliam Trankina of Wheelersburg both are oil painters; Tony L. Hamilton of Ironton, all media painter; Mary Theibert of Ashland is a wire sculpturist; and Nat Handloser of Ashland is a pen artist.
Gallery and framing hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
The Upstairs Gallery has new art and gifts available from their 25 Tri-State artists.
The gallery is at 1428 Winchester Ave. in Ashland.
For more information, call Barbara at (606) 325-2470 or (304) 633-4401 or visit yessy.com/TUG.
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