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Gallery Hop returns, features some artists new to the area, new locations  

Several-stop-hop-shops 

Mimi Becker says Danville has such a wonderful history of artists, and the Arts Commission is excited to recognize some new talent this year during the Gallery Hop.

The event, which goes down 5:30-8 p.m. Friday in various downtown locations, is an annual one which traditionally happened the Thursday of Brass Band weekend, but this year was changed up in order to hopefully lead to a bit more cohesiveness in getting around town. 

Executive Director Becker says she wants the community to get to know the hop’s new additions: Matt Rogers, Andrew Stine and Kristine Browne — three new artists she feels the public will love. 

“Our seasoned artists are mentoring and welcoming these young artists,” Becker says. “I want to encourage people to get to know these three, as well as Sarah Waite, Mary Trollinger, Gavin Mahan and Travis Kern.” 

Kern, a singer, will be performing at Danville Bike & Fitness, which will also offer children’s activities indoor and out. 

David Farmer will be a featured artist at the Boyle County Public Library, where he will be accompanied in a duo-exhibit with his granddaughter, Kate. Jeweler Sandy Wells will also be on-hand at the library. 

Another new feature this year is the addition of Pioneer Playhouse onto the roster, which will host author and artist Robert Powell. Friday will be the Playhouse’s opening night, which is presenting a Kentucky Voices award-winning play by local playwright Liz Orndorff, “Death by Darkness.” 

“Those who wish to hop can enjoy a spin around town, and then end up at a great show at the Playhouse,” Becker says. 

For Pioneer Playhouse tickets, visit pioneerplayhouse.com or call (859) 236-2747. 

Also Friday, Boyle County Chamber’s Business After Hours is offered 4-6 p.m. at Tye Financial Group’s offices. For more information or to register, visit danvilleboylechamber.com.

SO YOU KNOW

Gallery Hop Stop locations are marked with a purple “Arts Event” flag and maps are available at all locations. 

Gallery Hop stops 

Boyle County Public Library: David Farmer, painting; Kate Farmer, painting; Sandy Wells, jewelry; Jack Cochran, painting, Bernice Woods – painting

Community Arts Center: Chris Conley, ceramics; Catherine Thomasen, ceramics; Jonas Hurley, ceramics and printmaking; Judy Schaefer, oils; Mark Wilhelm, digital art, painting, recycled; Dionna Baker, ceramics

Art of Danville: Ron Bower, oils; Sylvia Bower, watercolor; Allan Crain, oils; Betty Davenport, acrylics; Sam David Johnson, mixed media; Geri Trinler, photography, jewelry; John Andrew Dixon, mixed media collage

Danville Bike and Footwear: Travis Kern, musician; Diana Kestly, jewelry; Sarah Waite, henna art

A & L Accessories: Cathy York, York’s Corks

Raymond James: Connie Beale, painting and collage; Marlene Hanna, oils; Wayne Daugherty,  Prismacolor pencils

Hub Coffee House and Café: Jane Brantley, photography; Cheryl Mayes – jewelry

Cerci on Main: Kristine Browne, New Spin Recording Art

Plank on Main: Susan Taylor, ven art; Pat Williams – fiber art, painting

Maple Tree Gallery: Andrea Akers, watercolors; Mary Trollinger, photography; Susan Black – photography

NuBlend: Matt Rodgers, painting; Bob Gundy, acrylics and photography

Derby Shoppe & Raggs: Tom Lamp, watercolors

Tye Financial Group: Tillie Sowders, oils and note cards; Gavin Mahan, photography

Carol’s Bridal & Gifts: Margaret Levi, jewelry

 Weisiger Plaza, outside courthouse: Andrew Stine, wood

Pioneer Playhouse: Robert Powell, pen and ink, author