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Art And The Economy

Buster's Billards & Backroom, a Manchester Street bar and concert venue, has closed its doors, maybe for good. The popular midsize venue played host to a wide variety of local, regional [...] more

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Lexington, KY - Artists may shun the business suit and board room, and CEOs may find themselves feeling awkward in loose clothing and a loft studio. But business and the arts can and do work quite well together, sharing... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Business

Lexington, KY - What does it take in the art business to succeed? For local artist Guy Kemper it's all in the approach; his includes the willingness to take chances, risk failure and know exactly what the end product... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Business

Lexington, KY - When situated properly in the public realm, art can make a community so attractive that people will travel for miles just to experience such expressions of its local flavor and character. While close... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Business

Lexington, KY - In March of 2009, the National Endowment for the Arts published the study: Artists in a Year of Recession: Impact on Jobs in 2008. Key findings from this study indicate that like the rest of the workforce... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:59 PM Business

Lexington, KY - A two-ton, 30-foot-long, eight-foot-high sculpture constructed of reclaimed materials was recently unveiled as part of Lexington's newest temporary public art project. It is titled Recovery and was conceived,... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:44 PM Business

Find a foolproof method and then let inspiration take over. In the realm of public art, Lexington is actively searching for that method, yet the number of temporary installations that are positioning outdoor sculptures all around us,... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:44 PM Business

Lexington, KY - As Business Lexington continues this series of interviews with arts-friendly businesses, I'd like to welcome David Smith, managing director of Stoll, Keenon & Ogden Law Firm. Stoll, Keenon & Ogden... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:44 PM Business

Lexington, KY - There are a host of individuals and business leaders in Lexington that have supported the arts as a matter of principle for many years. We know through their generosity, sponsorships and participation... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:44 PM Business

Lexington, KY - On the marble walls inside Fifth Third Bank located on West Main Street hang a series of paintings that possess a familiar glow. They are new paintings that make up a project titled Illumina, conceived... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:44 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Could this economic crisis be good for the arts? As we refocus, rethink, reorganize and reprioritize, there is a growing understanding that the creation, consumption and appreciation of art are essential... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:44 PM Business

Lexington, KY - The subject of my column - the intersection of art and the economy - has recently taken a hard hit.Why write about art for a business journal, when, for some, these two worlds seem never to relate,... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:44 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Our first public art bus shelter radiates with a sort of mesmerizing green glow, but if you have not seen it, it might be because the new shelter is inconspicuously situated along Versailles Road just... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:44 PM Business

Lexington, KY - After living and working in England, Germany, Sweden, Spain and Greece, Helene Steene has found a new challenge in our local arts community, which seems to have encouraged her to embrace the enduring,... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:44 PM Business

I have a confession to make: for many of the last 16 years my husband and I have been sneaking away to Louisville for a little entertainment, particularly quality theater. We drove the distance because we knew that regardless of the... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:43 PM Business

During a time when we are carefully examining what we consume, I wonder about art. Do you consume art? Do you buy it, look at it, listen to it, or experience it in some other way? Do you prefer that experience to happen in the privacy... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:43 PM Business

Waseem Touma arrived at the University of Kentucky as a M.F.A. candidate in 2003; since then he has worked with the artist-in-residency program at the University of Kentucky's Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center, the Living Arts and... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:43 PM Business

Waseem Touma arrived at the University of Kentucky as a M.F.A. candidate in 2003; since then he has worked with the artist-in-residency program at the University of Kentucky's Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center, the Living Arts and... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:43 PM Business

Although there is not yet a good deal written about Phillip March Jones (American, 1981), his artwork has already been labeled as Outsider Art, Art Brut, emerging, contemporary and cutting edge.In one way or another all of these... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:42 PM Business

In an effort to learn more about the American Founders Bank Woodland Art Fair, I sent email correspondence to this year's list of confirmed participants (graciously provided by Kandace Tatum, Communications Coordinator for the Lexington... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:42 PM Business