Learn more about what's currently on display at the Community Arts Center and get more info on upcoming exhibits! Main Street Illustrated The fourth annual collaborative exhibit by Gathering Artists at the Arts Center features paintings, photographs, fiber art and more of Danville's Main Street, accompanied by historical notes and photographs provided by the Heart of Danville and local historians. Mark Wilhelm hails from Liberty, Ky. and now lives in Harrodsburg. He took up residence in our studio in April and will be using it to create and display his artwork, which includes digital art, paintings, sculpture and ceramics. Horizon: Contemporary Landscape 2014
Current ExhibitsCurrent Exhibits
A collaborative exhibit by Gathering Artists
Oct. 2 - Nov. 15, 2013 EXTENDED through Dec. 7, 2013!
“Each artist chose which building to represent and how to portray it,” says Pat Williams,Gathering Artist member and coordinator of the exhibit, “and the artistic styles vary quite a bit. Viewers will recognize their favorite buildings, but they might see them in a completely new light. The historical information should add depth to the exhibit and provide visitors with an enhanced appreciation of today's downtown Danville as well as its past.”
Gathering Artists is made up of visual artists and fine craftspeople from the Danville-Boyle County area who meet the second Saturday of each month at the Arts Center “to find inspiration and encouragement for their artistic endeavors, to share educational and marketing opportunities, and to enhance social networking and artistic growth in our community,” according to their mission statement.
Trees of the Season
Wednesday, Nov. 20 through Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013
This exhibit turns the Grand Hall into a winter wonderland, with wreaths, lights, trees and decorations that help everyone get into the holiday spirit. Trees are decorated by local individuals and community groups. This year, nutcrackers created by Joe Baron and on loan from private collectors Kelli Fitch and Nicky Hughes are also on display!
Trains of the Season
Wednesday, Dec. 11 through Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013
Model HO trains from Danville Model Railroad Club will transport you back in time, bringing out the child in all of us!
Wednesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Offices and exhibits will be closed Monday, Dec. 23 through Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Artist in Residence: Mark WilhelmArtist in Residence: Mark Wilhelm
He explains, "I have been making art for around a decade and a half in all different kinds of ways. Current mediums include: sculpture, oil paintings, pottery, et cetera. "Et cetera" is a wonderful way of saying,“whatever I feel like at the time." Stop by anytime and see me making the aforementioned "et cetera" and maybe even get involved in the process of making art yourself! I make it a point to keep a few group art projects going at all times, whether it's a group Lego sculpture or a comic strip collection, there is always something to do."
Mark's studio is located on the first floor of the Arts Center. It may not look like the studio you were expecting--there's a comfy couch to sit on and lots of interactive coffee-table books for those intrepid enough to make a contribution, whether it be doodles, quotes, anecdotes or fictional tales. You can also browse some of his latest paintings, sculptures and prints, and even buy them if the mood strikes you!
If you'd like to meet Mark and see what's he's currently working on, stop by afternoons Wednesday through Friday, or contact him to set up an appointment. Check out his blog and Instagram for more!
Upcoming Exhibit: ReRe
At the Community Arts Center's 2014 blockbuster exhibit, "RE," we encourage our community to rethink recycling. The exhibit explores art made from recycled or repurposed materials and the impact its creation has on the artist, the arts world, our community and our environment. The use of recycled resources to create art is becoming more prevalent as artists and creative individuals are finding their voices inspired by the environment. Recycled art is not only beautiful, but meaningful as well.
Blockbuster 2014 will provide interactive and engaging activities that go beyond "reduce, reuse, recycle" by examining repurposed art to offer understanding of the creative possibilities. School children will learn more about recycling and its environmental impact in a way not previously offered in this region. The exhibit opens Wednesday, February 5 and runs through Sunday, March 30.
Between now and Feb. 5, watch our blog, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages for exhibit updates and creative ideas for making your own repurposed art.
Volunteers are needed now! To learn more about how you can participate in "Re," contact Lindsay Chelf at email@example.com.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Carrie Truitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Horizon: Contemporary Landscape 2014
Each year, the Community Arts Center hosts Horizon: Contemporary Landscape, an exhibit designed to test the limits of what we think of when we hear the word “landscape,” blurring the lines between the traditional and experimental. While many artists portray classic landscape paintings, others delve into more abstract realms, submitting everything from collage and photography to mixed media and cast metal sculpture.
This exhibit is juried, which means that jurors or judges select which paintings will be displayed. A first, second and third prize are also given by the jurors to the artists whose works display artistic excellence and strength of execution. The 2013 exhibit was on display Oct. 2 – Nov. 15. A reception celebrating the diverse array of artwork and artists was Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m.!
Bookmark this page and check back for updates about the 2014 exhibit! Entry information will be posted in early summer 2014.
Thank you to all who submitted works in 2013!
Thanks to for helping us get the word out about Horizon: Contemporary Landscape!
Main Street Illustrated
The fourth annual collaborative exhibit by Gathering Artists at the Arts Center features paintings, photographs, fiber art and more of Danville's Main Street, accompanied by historical notes and photographs provided by the Heart of Danville and local historians.
Mark Wilhelm hails from Liberty, Ky. and now lives in Harrodsburg. He took up residence in our studio in April and will be using it to create and display his artwork, which includes digital art, paintings, sculpture and ceramics.
Horizon: Contemporary Landscape 2014