Art Museum - Education

Writing Workshop 3: Mistaken Identities

Date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Lexington-based writer Randi Ewing leads three independent but connected workshops that use current Museum exhibitions as writing prompts.

Art is not always what it seems, and narrators cannot always be trusted. What first looks like one thing can be revealed to be another. Using the various forgeries, restrikes and misattributions in the Mistaken Identities exhibition, Randi Ewing leads participants in an exploration of various narrators.

Writing Workshop 2: Illumination

Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Lexington-based writer Randi Ewing leads three independent but connected workshops that use current Museum exhibitions as writing prompts.

Randi Ewing examines the ways that writers, like artists, foreground certain details and background others. Participants use the Illumination installation to generate new work of heightened focus and tension.

Writing Workshop 1: The Good Earth

Date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Lexington-based writer Randi Ewing leads three independent but connected workshops that use current Museum exhibitions as writing prompts.

The Good Earth installation lends structure to prompts that examine the possible places that stories and poems can take root.

Ewing has taught creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis, Eastern Kentucky University, and the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. Her fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, Little Star, and Joyland. Writers of all levels and genres welcome.

Workshop: Faking Food

Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 1:00pm

Are you intrigued by Styrofoam bread and candle wax cheese? Scenic designer and educator Tamara L. Honesty leads a lively workshop based on her recent publication, The Fake Food Cookbook: Props You Can’t Eat for Theatre, Film, and TV. She discusses the step-by-step instructions for creating food that is good enough to eat but you wouldn’t want to. 

Curator Tour

Date: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

Curator Janie Welker leads a tour of the permanent collection installations, including Encounters and Illumination. 

Rockwell Kent, Baker of the Bread of Abundance, from the series Bituminous Coal Institute, circa 1945, oil on canvas. Long-term loan from the Department of Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky.

Artist Demonstration: The Bread Lecture

Date: 
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 1:00pm

Portland, Oregon-based artist Daniel Duford leads a bread baking demonstration animated by talk of old gods, historical figures, and artistic rogues. Stories and bread will be consumed. Images and yeast will be passed on for further sustenance.

Daniel Duford, The Bread Lecture, 2013, block print. Courtesy of the artist.

Lecture: On the Historic Kentucky Kitchen

Date: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 6:30pm

Author and Interim Dean of Libraries, Deirdre Scaggs, discusses the rich, diverse heritage of Kentucky’s culinary traditions, and offers insights for today’s cooks. Drawn from recipes and rare cookbooks in the UK Libraries Special Collections, her book features classic dishes and reflections on the connections between food and memory, place, and time. 

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