Arts Briefs: June 3, 2011

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By The Staff

Shelby Artists on Main
celebrating its 8th anniversary

Shelby Artists on Main, which has featured local and regional artists at its shop on Main Street in Shelbyville for the past eight years, will celebrate that occasion with a public party at 7 p.m.  on June 11.
A fundraiser will be held as part of the event, and a Cezanne-style drop-leaf table by artist Rose Flowers, a longtime contributor to the gallery, with four antique “Coke” chairs will be raffled off.
Tickets for the raffle are $10 or three for $25. The drawing will be held during the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee.
For more information, contact Linda Powell at 633-6356.
Shelby folks in Oldham event
The Oldham County History Center will host its’ first Colonial Trade Faire in conjunction with the Arts Association of Oldham County’s “Arts on the Green” on Saturday and Sunday in La Grange.  The Colonial Trade Faire will feature merchants and sutlers dressed in period clothing, selling 18th Century wares.
Trade Faire participants will be camped on the history center grounds adjacent to the Oldham County Courthouse which will host the 12th Annual Art’s on the Green, a juried fine arts & crafts show. Admission is free.
Strolling magician Dave Cottrell and cannon demonstrations by members of the Painted Stone Settlers, Inc. of Shelbyville are part of the event.
Shelby’s Chenault in  ‘Macbeth’
Shelby County actress Lynne Chenault is part of the cast of a new al production of Macbeth that opens tonight at Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort. Directed by Kathi E.B. Ellis, a veteran of productions in Shelby County, this is a women-centric interpretation of Macbeth.
Performances are today through Sunday and June 10-12 at 8 p.m. at the outdoor stage at the park, located at 3355 Lawrenceburg Road. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at Completely Kentucky and Wilson Nurseries in Frankfort.
For more details E-mail jspmacbeth@gmail.com or visit www.josephinesculpturepark.org.
Christian rock concert coming
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church is teaming with WXLN-FM (93.3) to host a free Christian rock concert at the Clear Creek Park Amphitheater in Shelbyville at 4-8 p.m. July 9. The first band will begin at 4 pm, and we will conclude the concert at approximately 8 pm. Three bands have committed: Eden’s Way, Brim and Bone Prophet, but more could join the show.

History camp about WWII
A “World War II Shelby County at Home and Abroad” history camp is 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 21-23, sponsored by the Shelby County Historical Society. Campers will learn what was happening in Shelby County and in the world between 1941-1945 and meet veterans from Shelby County who served in the armed forces. In the grand finale, campers will present a USO show on the stage of the Shelby County Community Theatre, full of drama and songs of the war period. The camp fee is $30 per child for students who have finished first grade to 12-years-old. Visit www.shelbykyhistory.org to find the registration form. Call 633-5473 for more information. Make your check to the Shelby County Historical Society and mail to Shelby County Historical Society, P.O. Box 444, Shelbyville, Ky. 40066.
Story Hour at library
Story hour at the Shelby County Library is under way. Registration is required for each event. Call 633-3803, E-mail: youthservices@scplibrary.net or come into the library to register.
Tuesdays include Baby Time with Ms. Elaine 10-10:30 a.m., ages birth to 2-years-old; Toddler Time with Mrs. Sherry 1:30-2:15 p.m. ages 2-3. Wednesdays with Mrs. Sherry is Toddler Time, 10-10:45 a.m., ages 2-3; Toddler Time, 11-11:45 a.m., ages 2-3; Afterschool, 4-4:45 p.m., grades K-5. Thursdays with Mrs. Sherry include Baby Time, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., ages birth-2-year-olds; preschool, 1:30-2:15 p.m., ages 4-5.