Arts Tasting Menu

A weekly tasting menu of arts and cultural happenings and delicacies, hand-cut, from Lexington and the region.

Let’s do a bit of travel around the region to see what’s up.

Appetizer

First up, the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, where Swiss-born artist, Ugo Rondinone has an installation-based exhibition, let’s start this day again. A multi-sensory exhibition that, in the artist’s words, “revolutionizes your whole being” (!), is a collage of different elements, including life-size clown sculptures, painted windows, color walls and other experiences that are intended to also allow visitors to experience the CAC in a new and different way. Thru August 20.

Entree

Second stop is the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, where Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art runs thru October 14. The exhibition explores the complex identity of the South, its myths, fables understandings and misunderstandings. And while you are there don’t miss Ai Weiwei’s exhibition of twelve animal heads derived from the Chinese astrological calendar.

Dessert

While you’re in Louisville, check our the Teri Dryden show at B. Deemer Gallery. Abstract paintings and collages inspired by the artist’s recent travels to India. Thru July 5. Then head on over to Zephyr Gallery, where the four artists represented in the exhibition, Project 18: Naturall, explore our relationship to the natural world. Thru August 19.

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