News release

The Art Center of the Bluegrass is embracing the energy of spring with a collection of new programs and events. From now through the end of May, visitors can enjoy a new exhibit, a sale of handcrafted garden art, and drop-in family activities.

The current show is New Birth, New Growth, New Beginnings – a juried exhibition which invited artists from throughout the region to respond to the themes of spring.

The show includes paintings, photography, collage, and fiber art, with many pieces celebrating the natural world. For artists Roni Gilpin of Waynesburg and Connie Beale of Danville, crocuses represented the season. Both of their paintings feature the exuberant purple flowers, with Beale taking a surrealist approach to her subject matter.

Flowers also feature in two beautiful portraits in the show. “Lexington in Spring” by Diana Akkila of Lexington and “In Every Woman, A Queen” by

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