• Arts bulletin board: May 17, 2013

    Bagdad Baptist youth go down memory lane

    The Bagdad Baptist Youth will host a dinner theater variety show, Memory Lane, on Friday. Take a walk back in time as this show will feature popular music and musical characters from the past.

    Musical selections include “I Heard It thru the Grapevine,” “Leader of the Pack,” “Gitarzan,” “Mississippi Squirrel,” “9 to 5,” and will include many more surprises.

  • Arts bulletin board: May 10, 2013

    Ex-students hold concert to honor former teachers

    Musicians performing at a concert this Saturday at Shelby County High School will celebrate the work of former teachers during the Ernie Threlkeld/Susie Saunders/Mel Owen Memorial Jam.

    Each of the teachers is now deceased  (Threlkeld passed away in October). and that inspired  dozen or more of their students to pick up their instruments.

  • Strike a note for former music teachers

    Musicians performing at a concert this Saturday at Shelby County High School will be playing more than their instruments but with their heartstrings.

    That’s because the Ernie Threlkeld/Susie Saunders/Mel Owen Memorial Jam is a tribute to those beloved music teachers, all deceased now, the last of whom (Threlkeld) passed away in October.

    That’s when about a dozen or more of their students picked up their instruments again and began to practice for this event, said Kathy Edwards Eskridge, a nurse at Our Lady of Peace in Louisville.

  • Arts bulletin board: May 6, 2013

    Shelby artist Brown among presenters at Derby event

    Marti Brown of Shelbyville is one of 14 Kentucky Crafted artists who will exhibit handmade art and crafts and offer goods for sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the lawn of the Old State Capitol as part of the Governor's Derby Celebration festivities.

    Brown’s presentation will be called “Made on Magnolia” and will be among a variety of media and approaches displayed at the event.

  • Arts bulletin board: April 26, 2013

    Shakespeare for students

    A “Shakesperience” for students, with Jack Wann, will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the Shelby County Public Library.

    Wann, a New York Shakespearean actor, teacher and director, will discuss and perform some scenes, along with members of the audience, from the classic tale of love and woe Romeo and Juliet. This program is for middle- and high-school students. Refreshments will be served after the “show.”

    For more information, call 633-3803.


  • Shelby woman's 2nd novel is about the changes life brings

    The cover of Tracy Coffee Gayle’s second novel gives clues to its content. It’s a collage of pictures and mementos from the lives of her characters as they travel through life and down memory lane, unearthing family stories.

    Valerie, Jean & Me tells the story of three sisters, their mother, stepfather and baby brother. But these are not just characters on a page or merely stories in a book. These characters come to life in the text, as they do in Gayle’s creative imagination.

  • Arts bulletin board: April 19, 2013

    Art to meet death in mortuary seminar

    Shelby Artists on Main will be hosting a presentation regarding art in the mortuary service field, featuring Angie Walters, an artist who is studying the mortuary.

    He presentation will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Gallery at 617 Main St. in Shelbyville.

  • Arts bulletin board: April 12, 2013

    Health and Fitness Day back at FAC on Saturday

    The Shelby County Wellness Coalition’s 10th annual Health and Fitness Fun Day, a which focuses on safety as well as health, will be at 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Family Activity Center in Clear Creek Park.

    The event will feature miniclasses in Zumba, Tai Chi, Piloxing and step/kick boxing as well as free health screenings for blood pressure, glucose and eyesight

  • Arts bulletin board: April 5, 2013

    Greathouse act relives post-Revolutionary times

    Harry Smith will present “Private William Greathouse, Proud Kentucky Militiaman, 1794-1876” in a free performance at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library.

    Smith’s presentation will highlight the War of 1812 and the 3,500 Kentuckians who answered a call to fight.

  • Gallery founder redraws her future

    Almost exactly 10 years after helping start Shelby Artists on Main, Linda Powell is ready to step away and start a new journey.

    “It’s time for me to refresh myself,” she said. “I love teaching, but I’m ready to take some classes myself.”

    Powell and John Clayton opened Shelby Artists on Main in May of 2003, and she said she wouldn’t trade her time at 617 Main Street for anything.