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Arts

  • Red Orchard Park to have movie nights

    Movie nights in Red Orchard Park will become more than a park and educational center when it opens its gates late in the evenings for movies this summer.

    Carl Meyer, a member of the Clear Creek Trailblazers, said they are having the movie nights at Red Orchard for community amusement.

    “Some of us have young children and grandchildren,” he said. “And we want to attract the public to Red Orchard and the Miller Outdoor Education Center in general, and to recruit members for the Trailblazers.”

  • Arts Briefs: June 17, 2011

    ‘Mulan Jr.’ auditions
    Auditions for the Disney musical Mulan Jr. will be held at the Shelby County Community Theatre on July 30 and Aug. 1.
    Children ages 7-14 should prepare a short song and be prepared to read lines from a script.
    Auditions are at 10 a.m. on July 30 and 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the theater at 801 Main St. in Shelbyville.
    History camp this week

  • Gallery anniversary celebration is success

    A successful and joyous anniversary party last Saturday reminded a local artist how much people care for the arts in Shelbyville.

    Shelby Artists on Main co-founder Linda Powell said the “anniversary was a smash.”

    “The people in attendance seemed very pleased,” she said. Past supporters of the gallery who came were surprised by the obvious improvements.”

    About 75 people stopped by to celebrate the now nonprofit gallery’s anniversary, but Powell said there isn’t a tally yet on how many raffle tickets were sold.

  • Arts Briefs: June 3, 2011

    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.

  • Arts Briefs: May 27, 2011

    Shelby’s Chenault plays

    acts ‘Macbeth’ production

    Shelby County actress Lynne Chenault is part of the cast of a new production of Macbeththat will open Friday at Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort.

  • Cincinnati artist fines her muse in small town

    In a plot twist worthy of the 1960s sitcom Green Acres, Lauren DiFulvio of Cincinnati reluctantly stepped out of her big-city anonymous persona and into the more personal down-to-earth world of Port Royal.

    In Green Acresa wealthy businessman whisks his sophisticated wife out to the farm to start a new life. In our story, Gus Wolf took his time getting his sweetheart used to the slower pace.

    Then, in an unexpected turn, DiFulvio found a creative side of herself that has broadened her art.

     

  • Arts Briefs: May 13, 2011

    Grove Hill tour

    set for tonight

    Friends of Grove Hill will kickoff a season of spring and summer events tonight with a special new tour of the cemetery.

    The tour, which will begin at 6:30 at the chapel, will be called the South Walk Tour, and it will cover areas in the cemetery not included in the tour last fall.

    Grove Hill Friend Mike Harrod again will be the guide.

    Refreshments furnished by Bell House and other materials will be available for a $15 donation.

  • Downtown Shelbyville concert season is under way

    Shelbyville’s downtown weekend concert series gets under way again tonight when Shades of Grass will be entertaining starting at 6 o’clock.

    The two-night concerts – The Cracker Boys play Saturday at 7 – continue monthly through Sept. 17 and incorporate the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee along the way.

  • Fitness, 4-legged fun, a yard sale

    There is a theater opening, the Touched Twice event and fundraisers galore, but those are only a small portion of what figures to be a very busy weekend of activities in Shelby County.

    That lineup really got under way on Thursday with the third annual Highway 55 Yard Sale, which stretches into and out of Shelby County on KY 55 and allows for a combined marketing effort for yard sales.

    But Shelby County’s parks, in full bloom now that spring appears to be taking hold, will be alive with activities as well.

  • Matthews’ company, Biagi team for new book

    William E. Matthews, who has been in the publishing business in Shelbyville for decades, is joining forces with photographer Greg Biagi to produce a new photographic book that he hopes will bridge history for Shelby Countians.

    Matthews, who owns the publishing company Historic Kentucky, said that his company and Biagi, who owns Greg Biagi Photos, are producing a full-color, hardcover book with the working title of Shelby County Today.