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Arts

  • Saddlebreds celebrated artistically in Shelby County

    The rolling hills of Shelby County lined with 4-board fences and dotted with majestic horses create scenes captured in photographs, paintings and the mind’s eye as quintessential as any in Kentucky. Capturing this beauty is an elusive challenge, a challenge addressed by amateur and artist alike.

  • Horse show celebration begins with jubilee

    The Shelbyville Horse Show is just around the corner, and that means coming down the street right at you is the Horse Show Jubilee, an array of events designed to provide fun and entertainment for everyone in the family, even if you don’t ride horses.

  • Arts Briefs: July 20, 2012

    Drama presentation at coffee house

    Drama workshop coach Libby Sears Blair will introduce her drama workshop team of players at 4 p.m. Saturday at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse, 547 Main St. in Shelbyville.

    These sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, the West Side Players, will use their new skills to present classic American poetry and prose.

    For more information, call 647-7751 for more information.

     

    ‘Honk! Jr.’ auditions

  • Arts Briefs: July 6, 2012

    Shelby native Sheehy lands 2 roles at outdoor theater

    Shelbyville native Michael Sheehy, a student at the University of Kentucky, and is  spending the summer working at the Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre in Snow Camp, N.C., a professional outdoor drama that produces two historical shows, a children’s show and a Broadway musical.

    Sheehy will be playing Hannibal Quave in Pathway to Freedomand George in The Sword of Peace.

  • Renovation gives new life to Shelby County Community Theatre

    After about 20 years with the same look in its lobby and public spaces, the Shelby County Community Theatre has undergone a donation-supported, 3-month renovation that theater leaders say they hope has created an experience to remember.

    Jamie Swindler, regional account manager for the Kentucky Housing Corporation and a member of the theater’s board, said the decorations in the theater hadn’t been renovated for a long time and became outdated.

  • Arts Briefs: June 8, 2012

    Shelby actor performs
    in Frankfort show

    Clint Gill of Shelbyville has a role in Director Kathi E.B. Ellis’s production of The Tempest, which is today and Saturday and June 14-16 Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Road in Frankfort. Tickets are $10 for the shows, which start at 7 p.m.
    Ellis has directed numerous shows at Shelby County Community Theatre, and Gill has performed there many times as well.

  • Arts Briefs: May 25, 2012

    Military members admitted free
    for Abbey Road on the River

    Members of the U.S. military and their families can get free tickets to this weekend’s Abbey Road on the River, which bills itself as the largest Beatles-inspired festival in the world.
    The event is ongoing through Monday at Belvedere Park and Galt House Hotel in Louisville. To redeem the free tickets, just show a valid military I.D. at the box office upon arrival. Family members with a dependant I.D. can also get tickets (limit 4), which are valid for all days.

  • Arts Briefs: May 25, 2012

    Military members admitted free
    for Abbey Road on the River

    Members of the U.S. military and their families can get free tickets to this weekend’s Abbey Road on the River, which bills itself as the largest Beatles-inspired festival in the world.
    The event is ongoing through Monday at Belvedere Park and Galt House Hotel in Louisville. To redeem the free tickets, just show a valid military I.D. at the box office upon arrival. Family members with a dependant I.D. can also get tickets (limit 4), which are valid for all days.

  • Memorial Day celebration set for Grove Hill

    The spirit of patriotism will abound again this year when Shelby County celebrates Memorial Day.

    Memorial Day festivities will begin at Grove Hill Cemetery with a walking tour that will start from the chapel at 9:30 a.m. and take in some monuments of those who served in the armed forces, will be hosted by Friends of Grove Hill. Some of those deceased veterans served in the Revolutionary War.

    After the tour, led by historian Mike Harrod, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1179 will conduct a Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. at the chapel.

  • Arts Briefs: March 30, 2012

    Boone’s Kentucky story
    in library program Thursday

    Scott New will potray Daniel Boone during a presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library. Coming Into Kentucky, sponsored by the Painted Stone Settelrs, Inc., is free to the public.