If you haven’t done so already, check out the Bike Lexington website for a list of all the interesting things going on this month,…and be sure to come by our tent on Monday May 30 at the Courthouse Plaza.
Check out this great post on investing locally…
February 4, 2011
Lexington, KY Call for Proposals for Art Shelter Murals
Art in Motion, Inc. and ArtsPower Lexington, nonprofit groups based in Lexington, Kentucky, are pleased to release a Call for Proposals for a new mural exhibit at the East End Artstop, in partnership with the Lexington Transit Authority (LexTran) and the Blue Grass Community Foundation.
The murals will be displayed at East End Artstop, an artistic transit shelter located at the corner of Third Street and Elm Tree Lane across from the newly restored, historic Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center in downtown . The art shelter features a large steel sculpture titled ‘Lyrical Movement’ and space for 5 large 2-D murals.
An honorarium of $200 per panel or up to $600 for all 5 panels will be offered for the display of reproductions of the chosen artist’s work. The artist will keep his or her original work.
Art in Motion, Inc. developed the concept of ‘art shelter’ in Lexington to serve both as bus stop with seating and other basic amenities for LexTran riders and as space for feature space for changing exhibits of 2-D art murals. ArtsPower Lexington is a citizen driven-program that utilizes art and community organizing to create sustainable processes that address culture, history and social issues and introduces East End residents to art-making as a creative outlet, educational tool and career option.. East End Artstop is the second of four art shelters completed by Art in Motion, Inc. since 2006. Two of the four art shelters, East End Artstop and Bluegrass ,
The attached CFP includes criteria for the work and submission information. The deadline for entry is March 1, 2011.
Yvette Hurt, president and coordinator
Art in Motion, Inc.
Joan Brannon, Director
Call to Lexington, Kentucky-based Visual Artists
ArtsPower Lexington, in partnership with Art in Motion, Inc., Blue Grass Community Foundation and LexTran, is seeking art work for a new exhibit at the East End Artstop located at the corner of Third Street and Elm Tree Lane across from the historic Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center . The location is a public gallery in the outdoor space of a transit shelter that serves LexTran and downtown’s East End .
The stop features a colorful sculpture piece, as well as 5 – 2 D art mural panels that will feature the work of the artist or artists chosen in this contest. The panels are 271/2” x 48” in size. Artists are encouraged to view the site at the corner of Third and Elm Tree Lane .
This work will be displayed for no less than 3 months. The art must transfer well onto weatherproof PVC panels. The artist will provide a high resolution digital image to be transferred onto the panels by Art in Motion, Inc. (The artist will be assisted with digital technology, if needed).
How to Submit
There is no entry fee. Send up to 10 digital images of artwork with titles, a brief artist statement including your interest in this particular project. If you would like to create new work, write a brief description of the work and send 5-10 samples of similar work.
Submissions will be reviewed by a committee of arts professionals and community members.
If one artist is selected for all 5 panels, the selected artist will receive a $ $600.00 honorarium for display of reproductions of the chosen artwork. If multiple artists are selected, the honorarium shall be $200.00 per panel. The artist will keep their original work. Submitted materials will be returned by your arrangement. Panels will remain the property of following the exhibit.
Submission Deadline: March 1 2011 (postmarked or hand-delivered by)
Panel Review: April 2011
Opening May 2011
Send all application materials to:
P.O. Box 54391
Lexington, KY 40555
Or deliver materials to: Lesley Farmer at Lexington Children’s Theatre 418 W. Short Street in Lexington
Call for information: 684-0458.
Wow, we had a great time this past Friday. A big thanks to everyone who came out and made it such a terrific success. Click here to view a flickr slideshow of the evening’s festivities.
If you missed out on getting over to see the Legacy Home but would still like to contribute to their wonderful cause, click here to check out their website for additional information on volunteering or donating.
Well that was a nice little snowstorm last night, but nothing that we can’t handle. We’ve got the sidewalks scraped and the heaters at Barnhill Chimney all warmed up for tonight’s event. Can’t wait to see everyone at 1123 Delaware any time from 5:30PM to 9ish PM, don’t forget we’ll be running a shuttle down to The Legacy Home so that you can check out the project and participate in a $timulating silent auction.
It’s a real honor to see Debra Hensley-Social Stimulator featured in this month’s edition of Skirt Magazine! 2011 is going to be a great year for Lexington, there are so many exciting things going on. Be sure you have Friday, January 21st marked in your calendar for Debra’s Social $timulus: Crossing Delaware.
In the meantime, click here for the link to the Skirt Magazine feature.
Join us on January 21, 2011 from 5:30PM to 9PM as we explore the exciting changes happening on Delaware Avenue. Barnhill Chimney Company’s storefront at 1123 Delaware Ave will be all warmed up for you with music by Ted Vimont’s Exit 99. The creative and cool guys from HOUSE will strut some of their stuff and of course no party is complete without great tastes, so delicious hot soup by Dupree Catering will warm your cockles and wine will be provided by Lover’s Leap.
Our featured Non-Profit for this event will be the Legacy Home Ministry which was started by the WONDERFUL and INSPIRATIONAL Esther Hurlburt.
Our community garden here at Debra Hensley’s State Farm is growing like crazy! We have peppers: red, yellow, chocolate and banana varieties,…tomatoes, basil, dill, and chives my oh my,…topping that we also have yellow squash, green beans, kale and various mystery plants,…because it wouldn’t be as much fun without a little “gee i wonder what THAT is?!?” in our garden.
Stay posted as these veggies and herbs become ripe for your picking! We are located at 1513 Nicholasville Road just across from Commonwealth Stadium with plenty of parking in the back. Thanks to Becca Self and Ryan Koch for helping us get this project going!
WOW we had such a blast watching Presto lead off Bike Lexington’s Family Fun ride on Memorial Day! It was great to see so many grooving cyclists on Lexington’s roadways,…best of all we loved having so many different folks come up and play Presto: the People-Powered-Pianobike. Stay tuned for Presto’s next big event. In case you missed it, here are a few pictures of Presto in action,…