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Arts briefs: July 12, 2013

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By The Staff

Tickets on sale for ‘South Pacific’

Tickets go on sale today for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific.

The musical, directed by Cyndi Powell Skellie, with musical direction by Lynne McReynolds Chenault, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on July 19-20 and July 26-27 and 2:30 p.m. on July 21 and 28.

Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. For more information, call 502-633-0222. SCCT is located at 801 Main St. in Shelbyville.

 

Filson society lecture: The Golden Age of Bourbon

Michael Veach will present “The Golden Age of Bourbon” today at noon at the Filson Historical Society, 1310 Third Stree, Louisville. As the largest bourbon producing sate in the country, with a rich history and reputation for producing fine bourbons throughout the years. But which era could be classified as the greatest when it comes to what Congress declared the “distinctive product of the United States?” Veach will talk about the history of bourbon distilling, from the humble beginnings of the farmer distiller to the era of the bourbon baron, in order to determine which period could be considered “The Golden Age of Bourbon.”

Veach is an associate curator of Special Collections at The Filson and the author of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage. He is a bourbon historian and a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.

 

Art Fest added to Jubilee lineup

An inaugural Art Fest this year will join the lineup for the annual Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee, which will be July 25-27.

The Art Fest we be on the afternoon/evening of July 27 in downtown Shelbyville, along with the downtown car show, the Street Party concert and Chalk Fest for children. Shelby County Community Theatre will offer its summer musical, South Pacific, and The Gallery is open on Main Street.

Art Fest is an opportunity for artists to show and market their works on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no charge to reserve a space, and art will not be juried. Artists must provide their own tables, chairs and other set-ups. No electricity is available. All sales are the responsibility of the artists.

For more information, contact Cheryl Van Stockum at cheryljaye@mac.com.

 

Gallery 104 Artist of the Month

Glass artist Ann Klem has been chosen as the Gallery 104 Artist of the Month for July. Klem’s work will be on display at the La Grange gallery through the end of the month, and Klem will host an open reception on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Originally a glass jewelry maker, Klem now also creates functional and decorative pieces ranging from bowls and birdbaths to vases and large panels. “After years working with a torch, I have now added kiln-forming processes,” she said. “I am using the kiln to create pieces that I never could at the torch and present my engineered design approach rather than an organic one.”

She is a member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers and the Glass Art Society and is a juried member of the Louisville Artisans’ Guild, the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program, and the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.

Klem is one of seven women who own Gallery Janjobe in the Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center in Louisville.

 

‘Duck Dynasty’ at fair

Willie, Korie, Si and Kay Robertson, stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, will entertain fans of the reality show and outdoor enthusiasts alike on the last day of the 2013 Kentucky State Fair. “A Conversation with the Robertsons” will be a part of the Main Stage Concert Series in Freedom Hall, at 3 p.m. Aug. 25.

Duck Dynasty,A&E’s most-watched series, features a Louisiana bayou family living the American dream as they operate a thriving family business.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, for $48 and $38, including Kentucky State Fair gate admission, at the Freedom Hall and Kentucky International Convention Center ticket offices and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at  www.ticketmaster.com.