Events

Jan 10 - May 27 2023

The title and spirit of this exhibition was inspired in many ways by a photograph made by Mark Klett with Byron Wolfe. An intrepid climber bounds from one rocky outcrop to another; caught in mid-air, his landing is uncertain. Klett started out as a straight photographer, but began marrying historic and contemporary imagery, occasionally with tongue in cheek. He has deftly inserted a vintage postcard of the daredevil jumper into his own twenty…

UK Art Museum
Free
Feb 3 - 26 2023

Artist Bio

Mack Gingles was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was encouraged from the onset to become an artist, but his first steps were as a graphic designer. It became clear after some time in the profession that a painting studio was more in line with his creative desires. He then pursued another BFA in Studio Art from Louisiana Tech University and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Louisiana State University. His life as an…

Bolivar Art Gallery
Free
Feb 3 - 26 2023

Artist Bio

Melanie Johnson is an artist and an educator. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Melanie earned a BFA from Missouri State University (2003) and an MFA from the Henry Radford School of Art at Indiana University, Bloomington (2006). She is currently Professor of Painting and Drawing at University of Central Missouri. Her large scale charcoal drawings recall sensory and emotional connections to animals and the natural landscape.…

Bolivar Art Gallery
Free
Feb 7 - Jul 8 2023

In the early 1950s, Ralph Eugene Meatyard and Van Deren Coke set out to photograph all the people, homes, and businesses on Georgetown Street in Lexington. Together they made 150 images and exhibited thirty of them in the Lexington Camera Club’s annual show in November 1956. The results are sometimes joyful, sometimes disturbing.  

“These are the people, the places, no derision shown,” Meatyard wrote in an exhibition statement. “…

UK Art Museum
Free
Feb 7 - Jul 8 2023

Oscar Wilde said, “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future,” acknowledging that we are all works in progress, and most of us struggle with both good and at least somewhat malicious impulses over the course of our lives. Sinners and Saints examines both the labels and the blurred lines as artists present mixed messages in their approach to these twinned themes. Drawn from the permanent collection, this exhibition…

UK Art Museum
FREE
Feb 7 - Jul 8 2023

On June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark piece of legislation that made access to an abortion a federal right in the United States. This action dismantled fifty years of legal protection for women and control over their reproductive health.  This was not a surprise given the dispositions of the current justices, but it is another challenge among the issues of equality and respect, and gender and racial…

UK Art Museum
FREE
Feb 7 - Jul 8 2023

The re:museum exhibition is getting a re:fresh in 2023 with a new set of artworks and updated displays.  

re:museum centers the Museum and our permanent collection by exhibiting a combination of artworks, educational prompts, and other incisive displays. The artworks on view in re:museum pull from our Digital Learning Gallery, an online resource established through a UK Arts Extension Outreach Grant to…

UK Art Museum
FREE
Feb 7 2023 | 7:30pm

The UK Wind faculty hosts The Midwest Winds woodwind quintet, an ambassador of the Air Force Band
of Mid-America, providing a highly professional product to communicate esprit de corps and render honor to our Airmen and country. Located at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, this ensemble is committed to honoring veterans and active duty military members across a 10 state region in the Midwestern United States. The Midwest Winds present…

John Jacob Niles Gallery
Free
Feb 13 2023 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

Henry Horenstein has been a professional photographer, filmmaker, teacher and author since the 1970s. He studied history at the University of Chicago and earned his BFA and MFA at RISD, where he studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind.

Horenstein’s work is collected and exhibited internationally, and he has published more than 35 books, including monographs of his own work, such as Shoot What You Love, Histories, Show, Honky…

Bolivar Art Gallery
Free
Feb 14 2023 | 7:30pm

Annual Jazzy Valentine's Day Concert presented by the UK Jazz Ensemble and UK Lab Band. 

SCFA Recital Hall. General Admission. 

Singletary Recital Hall
$10 Adults/ $4 Students (all tickets subject to additional processing fees)
Feb 16 2023 | 7:30pm

ACDA Preview Concert: UK Women's Choir & Choristers feat. Blue Note

SCFA Recital Hall. Reserved Seating. 

Singletary Recital Hall
$10 Adults/ $4 Students (all tickets subject to additional processing fees)
Feb 17 2023 | 12 - 1pm

Mack Gingles was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. The compulsion to draw emerged right away and was embraced by a house full of people who draw. The desire to paint most likely began with coursework pursuant to his first degree (Graphic Design; subsequent degrees: Studio Art; and Painting and Drawing). After working as an art director and serving concurrently in the Navy Reserve, he committed himself fully to the study of art and to the life of…

Bolivar Art Gallery
Free
Feb 18 2023 | 10am - 2pm

Undergraduate Certificate

The Musical Theatre Certificate offers students the opportunity to study this popular art form in a flexible program. As a Theatre, Voice, or Dance Major students may audition for entrance into this highly selective program each spring and can be admitted even as incoming Freshmen.

Students in this interdisciplinary program train with experts in Private Voice Coaching, Musical Theatre Dance and…

Holmes Hall - Creative Arts Living Learning Program
Audition Registration Required
Feb 18 2023 | 7:30pm
CONTINUOUS VARIATION

presented by
Lexington Philharmonic
Saturday, February 18, 2023 | 7:30 PM
Singletary Center for the Arts
405 Rose St.
Lexington, KY 40508

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich - Symphony No. 1: Three Movements for Orchestra
Béla Bartók - Viola Concerto (Serly Edition)
    Jordan Bak, viola 
Johannes Brahms - Symphony No.3, in F major

Continuous Variation, at…

Singletary Center
Tickets: $25 - $75 | Youth (17 & under) and Students: $11
Feb 20 2023 | 3 - 4pm

New York based multi-disciplinary artist gwen charles interjects the performing body, often her own, into an exploration of the female experience, into non-proscenium formats interweaving sculpture, movement & video. Performances, often in alternative spaces, take inspiration from everyday objects, dreams and historical references, and merge elements of reality, fantasy and absurdity.

Part of the SA/VS Visiting Artist Series

Art & Visual Studies Building
Art & Visual Studies Building Room 229
Free