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