• Arts bulletin board: March 29, 2013

    State’s poet laureate Morehead to speak at library this week

  • Arts bulletin board: March 8, 2013

    ‘Cornbread Mafia’ author to

    speak at library next week


    James Higdon, whose Cornbread Mafia, about a drug-dealing syndicate in Marion County, has been very popular, will speak about his book at the Shelby County Public Library.

    Higdon will appear at 6-7 p.m. March 14, and the event requires registration for seating purposes. You can reserve your seat or learn more by calling 633-3803.

  • Arts bulletin board: March 1, 2013

    7th-grader Martion’s play makes cut at Actors

    Gavin Martion, a seventh-grader at East Middle School, was a semifinalist recently in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s eighth annual New Voices Young Playwrights contest.

    Gavin submitted a 10-minute play, and his piece was chosen from among 512 entries – the only middle school student to advance that deep into the competition.

  • Arts bulletin board: Feb. 15, 2013

    Shelby student among

    ‘Pirates’ at WKU


    Tristen Milburn, a sophomore from Shelbyville, has a role in Western Kentucky University’s production of The Pirates of Penzance, which will be performed March 1-3 at WKU’s Van Meter Hall March 1-3.

  • Arts bulletin board: Feb. 1, 2013

    Susanne Busey Osberg plays recital in Louisville

    Susanne Busey Osberg, who grew up in Bagdad and studied music at the Boston Conservatory of Music, is returning to Kentucky this week for a piano recital at a church in Louisville.

    Busey will perform at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church in Louisville at 5 p.m. Sunday with a program that will include J. S. Bach’s Italian Concerto and portions of Franz Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage).

  • 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.