• Local performs at Kentucky Center for Arts

    Shelby County Community Theatre veteran Olivia Martin (shown as Rapunzel) in the “Mind’s Eye” theatre production of “Into the Woods” was presented in the “Mex” theatre at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Starting at age 13, she appeared in several SCCT productions. She credits this experience as giving her the confidence to continue participating in community theatre. A graduate of the University of Louisville, she is teaching in the JCPS system. Olivia is the daughter of Kelly and Lynn Martin of Shelbyville.

  • A Tony new show

    The Shelby County Community Theatre is stepping out of its comfort zone this month with the upcoming performance of Drowsy Chaperone, an award-winning Broadway musical.

    “This is a huge undertaking for the theatre,” SCCT President Cheryl Van Stockum said in an E-mail. “I am so proud of the theatre for taking on such a project.”

    The show’s director David Pilkinton echoed her enthusiasm.

    “We’re mounting a major Broadway musical, it won five Tony’s in 2006,” he said.

  • Author showcase

    Sixth and Main Coffeehouse will presents Kentucky artists and authors. Original works will be for sale at each event.

    Ben Nay artist showcase, 2 to 4 p.m., Jan. 24

    Monthly secular society meeting, 5 to 6 p.m., Jan. 31 — last Saturday of each month

    Chad Waits artist showcase, 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 21

    Elizabeth Lauer Sharrett photography showcase, 2 to 4 p.m., March 28

  • Arts council wants to share its vision

    A year after losing their gallery on Main Street, Shelby Artists on Main has a new focus and will soon have a new name for their group, as well.

    And the group wants to share its vision with the community.

  • Actresses embrace dramatic new play

    Taking in a play about murder and rape and other terrible atrocities committed against women may not seem like a relaxing way to spend a couple of hours at the theatre.

    However, those involved in the play “Necessary Targets,” opening Friday at Shelby County Community Theater, say that while the story of what five Bosnian women endured in a civil war in the 1990s may be gruesome, it’s also very inspiring and uplifting.

  • Arts bulletin board: Sept. 5, 2014

    Great American Dulcimer Convention

    to be held at Pine Mountain State Resort


    Dulcimer players from near and far will gather Sept. 26-27 at Pine Mountain State Resort Park at Pineville for the 2014 Great American Dulcimer Convention.

  • Arts bulletin board: Aug. 15, 2014

    Matthews book reading

  • Arts bulletin board: Aug. 8, 2014

    Sutherland to have

    poetry reading

    Eric Sutherland will be reading poetry from his latest book "Pendulum" on August 16th at 6th and Main Coffee House.  Sutherland is a native of Shelby County and now resides in Lexington. For more information, contact the Sixth and Main Coffeehouse at Kathryn@6amcoffee.com.


    New Shelby Artists on Main workshops

  • Arts bulletin board: Aug. 1, 2014

    Free guided tours

    at Kentucky Artisan Center

    On Saturday, Aug. 9, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will offer visitors free guided tours through the center’s gallery exhibit, “Repurposed & Recycled: Works by Kentucky Artisans,” and the lobby exhibit, “Kentucky Bourbon: Distillation and Inspiration.”

  • Arts bulletin board: July 25, 2014

    Marilyn Foulke to demonstrate

    during Berea’s Quilt Extravaganza