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ARTS. CULTURAL AFFAIRS. REVIEWS

Through Line to a Third
In the first of a twelve-part series of critical essays based on visits to Kentucky artists' studios, Dr. Emily Elizabeth Goodman writes about Melissa Vandenberg - a woman artist who identifies herself as a Northern native living in Appalachia. It is with gratitude to the The Great Meadows Foundation that UnderMain brings you this series of professional, academic critical reviews.

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Winter Wheat
In a recently-launched UnderMain series titled Baker's Almanac, Jim Betts, an avid writer and owner of Bluegrass Baking Co. in Lexington shows us how to warm up a frigid winter wandering.

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Reformers to Radicals: The Appalachian Volunteers

When President John F. Kennedy exhorted Americans to "ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country," some heard a call to roll up their sleeves and head into the mountains of Eastern Kentucky to wage a war on poverty. The result is chronicled in a book by Morehead State University history professor Thomas Kiffmeyer. He talked with Tom Martin for a recent edition of Eastern Standard on WEKU.

 

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Arts Tasting Menu

A tri-city gallery hop for this week’s menu. Artists’ Attic in Lexington presents an exhibition of work using palette knives. Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati is showing work by three renowned artists, Judy Pfaff, Isaac Abrams, and Kirk Mangus. And an experimental space in an Old Louisville garage presents painting and sculpture.

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2019 promises to be a banner year for UnderMain! Our goal to produce insightful writing about local and regional art and artists just got a huge boost. UnderMain has been awarded a grant by the Great Meadows Foundation to produce a year-long series of in-depth essay profiles of the works of twelve Kentucky artists. The grant also sustains our reviews of exhibitions.

As a companion to the written work and supported by Great Meadows, UnderMain will present in March Critical Mass III at The Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky, the latest in our series of conversations about contemporary art, artists, and art writing. Watch for more upcoming details about the date for this event and the participants in, what promises to be, a lively conversation! You can watch the video of Critical Mass II which took place this past March.

Look for more exciting news about UnderMain in the near future. And don't forget that UnderMain is a 501 (c)(3). You can contribute to our efforts to keep you informed about arts and culture in Lexington and the region. Donation links on every page at under-main.com. It's 2019. Buckle up. 
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