The school bell already rang for the last time this year for many school children of the area, and Lisi’s Art Lab is ready for action.
Endowed in 2011 by Wally and Mimi Gross in honor of their daughter Elizabeth, the art lab consists of hands-on activities at multiple stations for younger visitors to the Community Arts Center. The lab invites children to create by drawing and painting, or writing and performing sketches with lifelike puppets within a huge castle stage setting. Also, children can learn about famous paintings and photography.
Molding putty, a train activity set and many other activities await children in the colorful art lab.
At a cost of $1 paid to the front desk, any child with a guardian can use the room and supplies until close.
Old and new
Several new paintings will make their public debut during upcoming Starry Night Studio events, and the Community Arts Center is thrilled to have these pieces created especially for it.
One masterpiece is being brought back by popular demand — Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” will go back into the June lineup. Other new paintings include, “From Paris, With Love,” a replica of a stamp featuring the Eifel Tower; a bright and cheery “When Life Gives You Lemons” centered on a festive glass of lemonade; and, “Wish Upon a Star,” featuring a playful mermaid under the night sky holding a starfish. “Tropical Sunset” is a colorful yet calming depiction of the fading sun over the evening ocean – a great painting to escape into.
Visit CAC’s website to register for any of the studios, or call (859) 236-4054 to arrange a private studio for only you and your friends. Any prior SNS painting may be requested for private studios.
More fun for kids
The Community Arts Center’s Arts Exploration Camp is back this year, happening July 9-13. As in years past, the camp will feature hands-on activities to ensure kids’ creativity continues to flow over the summer months. Arts-related projects will be instructed by staff, volunteers and area artists for children going into the second- through fifth-grades. For more information or to obtain a camp registration form, visit www.communityartscenter.net, email email@example.com or stop by the front desk during business hours.
LWTA packs the Grand Hall
During Wednesday’s Lunch with the Arts, director Robby Henson kept participants on the edge of their seats with an entertaining presentation about using oral history to create award-winning films and documentaries. He shared riveting scenes from his documentaries and feature films, and expressed his surprise to have former Western Kentucky University professor Lynwood Montell as an audience member. Henson introduced Montell as an esteemed oral historian whom he admires, and who Henson says greatly influenced the creative process he uses to write screenplays.
June 20th will bring musical notes in the folk form to the grand hall with Conrad Shiba. Check out the website for more on upcoming presentations.
The Little Red Wagon contest comes back this year on June 9, with great prizes for the whole family. To obtain a registration form, visit the website or come by the front desk.
IF YOU GO
Lisi’s Art Lab is open during CAC’s regular business hours, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday –Friday, and 10 a.m.-4p.m. Saturday. Cost is $1 per child.
NEW AT CAC
Ballroom dancing will be a new addition to the Community Arts Center’s repertoire of classes, instructed by Wesley Bratcher. Check Accent next Sunday to find out more about Bratcher and the class. For more information on registering for the classes, call (859) 236-4054.