Lexington delves into the arts

November 15, 2013 by  

Several art and music events in the area are likely to be the subject of promotional poster printing over the next few days.

Twenty years of Mystery and Wonder is the theme of the new exhibit at the Arts Place, which opens this evening.

This exhibit highlights artist Steve Armstrong and selected pieces from his 20-year career, including his first Automata sculpture, which is on loan from the private gallery that owns it. The exhibit will be on display through January 17, 2014.

Armstrong’s pieces are composed of kinetic constructions. An opening reception will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm tonight, with a discussion by Armstrong on his work and his career. The artwork on display will also be available for purchase.
The Arts Place is located at 161 North Mill Street in Lexington. For more information call (859) 255-2951.

Residents can then explore the musical art world with banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck performing with Brooklyn Rider on Saturday, November 16, at the Norton Center for the Arts, 600 West Walnut Street in Danville.

Fleck has won 14 Grammy Awards for his music, which encompasses country, classical, bluegrass, jazz, and world music. His performance begins at 8:00 pm, and he is accompanied by the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, who have previously appeared with Yo-Yo-Ma.

Lastly, music fans will not want to miss the performances of Manheim Steamroller at 7:30 pm on Thursday and Friday, November 21 and 22, and at 2:00 pm on November 22.

The Lexington Opera House is located at 401 W. Short Street in Lexington. For more information call (859) 233-4567.