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Our Mission: "to enrich the community by providing a home for the arts through partnerships, programming, service, education and historic and cultural preservation" In setting as our mission: "to provide a home for the arts" the SCAC interprets home both literally and figuratively. The role of an arts center is to serve as more than just a physical space for activities. The arts and creative expression are a source of emotional sustenance, intellectual development, social and cultural identity and human joy. In creating a home for the arts in an architecturally and historically significant building, the old Scott County Jail, the SCAC accomplishes a part of its mission, that of historic preservation. The mission to educate is fulfilled in a variety of arts and cultural classes currently being held at Cardome in building #3 through its programming branch known as ArtWorks, as well as other community events and activities.

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Floral Fusion Best of Show

Winners of the People’ Choice Awards

2011 Best Floral Design

Friday evening, July 22, a gallery full of people celebrated ” Art in Nature ” viewing an outstanding collection of paintings, photographs and ceramic design, fused by fresh florals arrangements created by local floral designers. Visitors became participants while they chose their favorite Floral Design, 2-Dimensional Art (Paintings and Photographs), and 3- Dimensional Art (Ceramic sculpture). The festive night was accented with a selection of Kentucky Blackberry wines and cheeses.

A quick listing of results follows with photographs of this favorite annual event!

Floral Design Best of Show Award went to Linda Glass for her interpretation of Brenda Fogle’s “Barn in Sepia”

Janice Gray came in close second with her painterly portrayal of Jack Cochran’s oil painting “Peonies”.

Close competition was seen between the exceptional and sensitive floral designs by Joan McCarthy, an explosion of Red and White flowers to complement Butch Glass’s “Fireworks 1” photograph, Annie Brady’s floral forest for her acrylic bird family “Green Birds in a Row”, and Barbara Strippelhoff’s exotic expression emulating Bruce Frank’s photo art “Metamorphosis”.

2-Dimensional Best of Show for peoples’ choice of painting/photograph was close, however, Annie Brady won first place  for her “Green Birds in a Row.  Jack Cochran’s oil “Peonies” was second, with numerous votes for his other paintings.

3- Dimensional Best of Show was overwhelmingly won by Annie Brady for her ceramic “Bird Frog” with numerous votes for her other ceramic entries.   Carl (Danny) Strippelhoff was only one vote from a tie with Annie, and Joan McCarthy rounded up major votes divided between her diverse ceramic creations.

Floral Fusion 2011 was an outstanding success.  Thanks goes to the participants and volunteers who make these exhibits possible.

Painted Shoe Workshop With Jamie Mcintosh

Paint a Shoe (or 2) with Jamie McIntosh

Be inspired by the current Folk Art  show at the Arts & Cultural Center and join Jamie in a workshop at the Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday May 21st from 11am – 1pm.

Bring a shoe (or 2) we’ll provide the materials under the tutelage of the amazing artist Jamie McIntosh you’ll have a chance to transform that shoe (or 2).  Register today by calling the Arts & Cultural Center – 502.570.8366.

For a small fee of $10 you can create a unique masterpiece.  Preregistration required.

Sunday   May 15  2-4 pm:  Gallery

Reception & Celebration of Art & Music

See some never before exhibited art by the Coopers – nibble on traditional Kentucky appetizers and listen to the sounds of some of Kentucky’s favorite tunes recorded by the Kentucky Folk Art Center.  View the dynamic Luthier installation during the last year of this great traveling exhibit.

Folkart Preview

Tuesday  May 3  5 -7 pm:   Preview Opening

Join us for a preview showing of our exciting new exhibit: Folk Art of the Region: The Art of the Soul.  Dulcimer music will be provided by Betty Ratcliffe and Marty Walker. Enjoy  ipods programed with music and videos of  Kentucky folk art,  a KET program featuring the Coopers and other legendary Kentucky artists, and sound tracks of original Kentucky music.