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Tunis: liddle's A Lot
A jazz show in a gumbo parlor. Brian Krock and his band liddle come to Lexington in May for an evening of innovative music. Influenced by the many musical threads encompassed by jazz and by James Joyce, Krock is carving out a musician's life in New York City and enjoys nothing more than playing music with the close friends in his various musical projects. Read Walter Tunis's revealing look at this increasingly influential jazz artist.
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Arts Tasting Menu
An intriguing pairing of artists at the Lexington Art League. Yinka Shonibare's American Library at the Speed in Louisville reveals the inherent contradictions of our current immigration debates. And an Iraqi artist's abstract paintings at the Moremen Gallery convey the richness of her country's culture and the depths of its recent cycles of war and destruction.

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Ghosts and the Clothes They Wear: Mike Goodlett’s Life with Art
Keith Banner finds the studio hideaway of the elusive artist, Mike Goodlett, and sinks into his process and work in this, the fourth of our studio visit series funded by a grant from the Great Meadows Foundation.
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Carolyn Young Hisel: Light To See
Contributing writer, Joel Darland, reviews the retrospective of the work of the late Carolyn Young Hisel at the Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington. Hisel's work shows a strong interest in the uncanny workings of memory, often creating surreal effects through her use of materials and technique. The exhibition at the Headley-Whitney offers viewers a long view of the progression of the work and career of this highly respected Lexington artist.
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UnderMain started making studio visits several years ago. Jim Fields, Christine Huskisson and Art Shechet were the first to open a few doors. This year, our interest in bringing you the inside look at Kentucky artists has grown. Now funded by the Great Meadows Foundation, the project allows us to publish the work of these artists and also to realize the talent of many new writers. Read all four of the published pieces to date.

Emily Elizabeth Goodman visits Melissa Vandenberg
Hunter Kissel visits Harry Sanchez, Jr. 
Jim Fields visits Skylar Smith
Keith Banner visits Michael Goodlett

UnderMain is now featured on regular segments of WEKU's Eastern Standard, hosted by our own Tom Martin. Broadcast on Thursdays at 11AM and rebroadcast at 7PM on Thursdays and Sundays at 6PM. Want to hear more about the behind-the-scenes of the upcoming Railbird Festival? The May 16th show will include an interview with local Railbird co-producer, David Helmers.
Watch our website,, for the rollout of our video compilation of Critical Mass III, UnderMain's March of 2019 event at The Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky, concerning regionalism in visual art. Coming soon!
With the cutbacks of local news, including arts and culture reporting and coverage throughout the newspaper industry and other news outlets, UnderMain is interested in expanding its reach and coverage of the region's arts and cultural news and events. We would love to hear any ideas that you may have for accomplishing this. Send ideas and suggestions to
And now more than ever 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 It's 2019. Buckle up. 
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