Learn more about what's currently on display at the Community Arts Center and get info on upcoming exhibits!
Artist in Residence
Current ExhibitsTrees of the Season & Holiday Trains
Our Grand Hall is a winter wonderland, replete with glistening trees, sparkling lights, and plenty of holiday cheer. Stop by and see trees decorated by our volunteers and by local businesses and organizations. Head upstairs for a charming set of chugging trains and get in the holiday spirit!
This festive display makes the perfect backdrop for your holiday get-together; learn more about reserving our Grand Hall by clicking here.
Exhibit open through Saturday, December 27.
Coming January 2: New Year New Art!
Start 2015 off right with the newest works of art from our local artists. This annual exhibit showcases an outpouring of creativity and starts the conversation about why art is important, every day of every year.
Join us for a reception on Thursday, January 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. and meet the artists behind this exciting new exhibit!
New Year New Art is sponsored in part by Community Trust Bank.
Open through Feb. 20
Calls to ArtistsHorizon: 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 entry deadline has passed! Thank you to all who have entered.
Artist in Residence: Mark Wilhelm
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.
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!
Artist in Residence