• Arts bulletin board: Jan. 25, 2013

    Author Van Stockum to speak at Painted Stone event
    The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. will host a public program featuring author and Sentinel-News columnist Ronald Van Stockum at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Stratton Center in Shelbyville.
    Van Stockum speaking about his latest book, Remembrances of World Wars.
    Copies of the book will be available for sale. For more information, call 502-500-4475, 502-228-3746 or 502-738-9435 or visit www.paintedstonesettlers.org.

  • Arts bulletin board: Jan. 11, 2013

    Shelby artist McCardwell part

    of annual exhibit in Frankfort

    Michael McCardwell of Shelby County is one of 28 artists from across the commonwealth whose works are on display in hallways and conference rooms of the Kentucky Senate and House offices in the Capitol Annex in Frankfort.

    The show, which opened Tuesday and continues through March 26, is the Kentucky Arts Council’s “Kentucky Visions at the Capitol,” an annual exhibit.

  • Wright is featured artist at The Gallery in Shelbyville

    Shelby Artists on Main, in its ninth year in downtown Shelbyville, has introduced its newest addition, Pati Wright, a stained-glass artist who is being featured this month at The Gallery at SAOM.

    Originally from Louisville and growing up primarily in Taylorsville, Wright lives in Shelbyville, and her stained-glass artwork can be seen in front window of Shelby Artists on Main.

  • Shelby County filmmaker, Louisville ballerina realize their dreams

    Wendy Whelan had a dream. One day she would become a star ballerina, dancing principal roles and creating her own interpretation of music and art through dance.

    Tom Thurman also had a dream. One day he would document the stories of musicians and artists, to share his appreciation for the arts.

    The work of these two Kentucky natives comes together in “Wendy Whelan: Moments of Grace,” an episode in the KET series Kentucky Muse that tells the story of a prima ballerina from Louisville.

  • Van Stockum is featured artist

    Cheryl Van Stockum, a contributing photographer to The Sentinel-News, is the featured artist of the month at The Gallery at Shelby Artists on Main.

    Her photographic work is on display throughout December in the gallery at 617 Main St. in Shelbyville.

    Van Stockum, a longtime photographic enthusiast who said she started with Polaroid fun, in recent years has developed and opened her own business.

  • Arts bulletin board: Dec. 7, 2012

    New performance added for ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

    Because of overwhelming response to The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Shelby County Community Theatre, an extra performance has been added to the schedule.

    That show will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

    The holiday comedy drew sellout crowds for each of its three performances last weekend had been sold out for three this weekend. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 students
    For reservations, call 502-633-0242.

  • Arts bulletin board: Nov. 16, 2012

    ‘Shakesperience’ at community theater

    Shelby County Community Theatre will host “Shakesperience!,” a Shakespearean acting workshop beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

    Directed by Jack Wann, the workshop will continue through November and early December, culminating in a public performance at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14.

  • Trims & Whims set for its 32nd year

    Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner. At least, that’s what you’ll discover at the annual Trims & Whims craft fair this weekend.

    “We always have our event the same weekend when Wakefield-Scearce Gallery holds its Christmas open house,” says Joanna Freels, co-chair of the event for Alpha Delta Kappa sorority, its sponsor.

    With Shelbyville’s Celebration of Lights happening on Saturday, as well, there will be no shortage of holiday cheer (and shopping) for those who can’t wait for Christmas!

  • Arts bulletin board: Nov. 9, 2012

    Van Stockum, Miller featured at the Kentucky Book Fair

    Shelby County authors Ron Van Stockum and Jim Miller will present their new books at the Kentucky Book Fair on Saturday in Frankfort.

    Van Stockum, a Shelby County resident, will present his latest book. Remembrances of World Wars, which is a compilation of columns he published inThe Sentinel-News about World War I and World War II and the times and events surrounding both. Van Stockum lost his father in WWI.

  • Arts bulletin board: Nov. 2, 2012

    WWII survivor’s story at library Thursday

    “WWII: A survivor’s story” will be presented by Gary Vidito at 6-7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library.
    The show is presented in first person from the standpoint of Vidito’s father, who was on the USS Susan B. Anthony, which served among others missions off the coast of Normandy as part of D-Day. The Anthony hit two mines on her way to deliver the soldiers to the beach and sank. All 2,800 soldiers and crew were rescued.
    For more information, call 633-3803.