Monday, June 18, 2012

Leadership Lexington Graduate

Lyndi Van Duersen is our staff person in charge of membership, marketing,and our Friends volunteer group.  She is very creative, talented and has a great personality! So she was "a natural" to represent the Art  Museum in Leadership Lexington. This nine-month program led by the Chamber of Commerce gives a good overview of all the different areas of the community - Education, Law and Justice, Equine Industry, health care, and of course, the arts! Lyndi said she really enjoyed meeting the other class members, and learned a lot about herself and her potential as a leader.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Garden Celebration!

On a beautiful evening last Saturday, guests came to see garden designer Jon Carloftis' new additions to our sculpture garden, and to hear him explain his vision and interpretation of the works. It was a lovely event!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Art Blooms Outside

The plantings by Jon Carloftis to augment and interpret our sculptures are in place, being watered, awaiting your visit! We will have a special benefit event Saturday evening to celebrate.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Museum Receives $50,000 Grant

The Art Museum will have new painting racks in storage, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Institute Of Museum and Library Services.  We were in danger of running out of storage space, as President and Dr. Capilouto learned on their visit last Fall.  This will allow the museum's collection to continue to grow.  The grant will also provide updated storage for works on paper.  The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of Federal funding for the national libraries and museums. These grants are extremely competitive. In this series, only 1 in 5 was awarded.

Here the Capiloutos and our Advisory Board Chair, Mike Moran view works of art by Appalachian artist David Lucas.