PAINT LICK — Paint Lick Community Arts Center will celebrate its grand opening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the former First Southern National Bank building.
The evening will begin with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Garrard County Chamber of Commerce, then everyone will be invited to tour the first-floor facility, which includes a “gathering room” for meetings, workshops, recitals, lectures and other community events; a “tea room” for small group meetings, discussion groups and clubs; and finally a retail shop called “Halyvonne’s Secret Garden,” which will offer fine art objects and collectibles for sale.
Refreshments will be served, and live music will be performed by fiddler Beau Hughes and banjo player Austin Perkins. All area residents are invited.
Another main feature of the evening will be the opening reception for the first community art exhibit on the walls of the “gathering room.” Paintings by students of Hal Davis and artworks by other community artists will be on display. The artists will be in attendance to talk with the viewers.
Hal and Yvonne Davis have been living in a remodeled apartment on the second floor of the building and for the last number of weeks have been preparing the first-floor center and shop spaces.
Their mission in Paint Lick is to provide the space and opportunity for members of the community to experience the arts and thereby enrich their lives.
The Davises have planned many arts activities for October, November and December and are encouraging Paint Lick and area people to sign up now for the classes, workshops and events planned.
For more information about the center and planned activities, call (859) 925-2741 or email halyvonnedavis@ gmail.com.
Paint Lick Community Arts Center calendar
Friday, Oct. 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Grand Opening of Paint Lick Community Arts Center (former First Southern National Bank building). Ribbon-cutting by Garrard County Chamber of Commerce at 5:30. Open house for guests to tour the building. View the first Paint Lick Community Art Exhibit. Live music by Beau Hughes on fiddle and Austin Perkins on banjo. Refreshments being served by Friends of Paint Lick. Everyone is welcome.
Monday, Oct. 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Introductory Oil Painting class. Instructor: Hal Davis. Eight sessions weekly, materials provided, fee: $35. Sign up by calling (859) 925-2741 or email email@example.com; 7 p.m. The Art of Good Eating. Presenter: Denise Hagan. Discussions about good nutrition. Eight Mondays, fee: $3 per session. Sign up by calling (859) 925-2741 or email at halyvonnedavis@ gmail.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m. Hand-building in Clay. Instructor: Buddy Dobbins. Create an original ceramic piece that will be glazed and fired. Three Tuesdays in October, materials provided, fee: $50. Sign up by calling (859) 925-2741
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. Introductory Oil Painting class. Instructor: Hal Davis. Eight sessions weekly, materials provided, fee: $35. Sign up by calling (859) 925-2741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m. An Evening With Ike Adams. Dessert pitch-in and talk by the columnist and humorist. Everyone welcome. Call (859) 925-2741 to reserve a seat.
Friday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Book club meeting. Laura McWilliams, Garrard County librarian, will assist avid readers in forming book clubs to meet at the center. No fee; everyone is welcome.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. Reading and crafts for children. Harry Brown, Eastern Kentucky University professor/poet and others will read books to children and then the children will make a craft, led by Carita Brents, Genel Pruitt and others. Saturday mornings until Dec. 15. If interested, call the center at (859) 925-2741 or email halyvonnedavis@ gmail.com.