Arts Tasting Menu

A handcut tasting of cultural delicacies from Lexington, the region, and beyond.

We’re doing our own tri-city gallery hop in this week’s menu, visiting galleries in Lexington, Cincinnati, and Louisville.

Appetizer

Paletteable, Artists’ Attic Studio Members Show. The Artists’ Attic, Lexington. Thru February.

The 22 Artists’ Attic studio artists created work using the palette knife. Vivid colors, florals, landscapes, a wide range of subject matter and styles. The Artists’ Attic is a non-profit organization located on the fourth floor of The Square and provides studio space for emerging and established artists.

Entree

Recent Works by Judy Pfaff, Isaac Abrams, and Kirk Mangus. Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati. Thru April 6, 2019.

The estimable Carl Solway Gallery presents a fascinating show of work by three acclaimed artists. Judy Pfaff’s layered and complex 2- and 3-d work utilizes a wide range of materials and techniques for both large-scale installation pieces and smaller works and prints. Isaac Abrams is one of the pioneers of psychedelic art described as “ecstatic inscapes”. Notes ceramicist, Kirk Mangus (d.2013) was the head of ceramics for many years at Kent State University. His pottery throwing demonstration were performative art and he incorporated many different traditions into his work.

Dessert

A Crude Touch. Sheherazade, Louisville. Month of February .

A gallery that is never open and is always open, Sheherazade is a non-commercial experimental project space for artists located in a garage in Old Louisville. Exhibitions can be viewed 24-hours a day through the garage door window. February’s exhibition, A Crude Touch, shows the layered canvases of Alex Schmitz and the abstract sculpture of Sydney Ewerth.

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