__________________________________________________Sunday Salons in September__________________________________________________
September 11, 2016
Arthur Shechet and Marilyn Robie
This home was designed and built in 1979-80. It is tucked into a one-acre wooded lot and was sited to minimize damage to trees and to use the natural terrain to allow for the flow of water around the house.
It features an open-floor plan on the main floor with large volumes and extensive windows, which allow for the naturalistic landscape to become a dynamic and changing aspect of the house.
The living room is bridged over a stream bed. The owners of this home have done extensive renovation since 2002 of both the inside and to the house and the landscaping. The design work for the renovations of the house was by Pohl Rosa Pohl.
Presenting a reading by Silas House. Silas is a nationally known bestselling writer whose work frequently appears in The New York Times. He is a former NPR commentator and his work has been widely published in journals and magazines. He has lectured internationally and is widely regarded as one of the major writers of the American South.
provided by Warren Byrom.
Rare portfolio of lithographs
by international artist KiKi Smith.
September 18, 2016
Known as the
Ella F. Williamson House,
Fran Taylor and Tom Cheek
An eclectic Victorian mansion. This house was owned by Ella Williamson, widow of a building contractor who had emigrated from Scotland with his brother in the 1860’s. The house’s many ornate wood decorations reflect his connection with the East End [Planning] Mill on the Town Branch (1867). Rough-cut limestone lintels, dentil work, and Roman columns are also evident. A large bay with a turret and bracketed eaves are featured.
Select works of Mark Francis, a self-taught prison artist will be on display. Francis took an art appreciation class while incarcerated at the North Point Training Center in Kentucky, it was while he was in prison that he was first introduced to paper mache’.
He used newspaper, and fashioned the paste by crushing ramen noodles and mixing them with water. He now uses glue and prison issue toilet paper.
Lee Bryant is a self-taught musician, artist from Lexington. Inspired by the folk and blues stylings of John Lee Hooker, Segovia, Fahey, Bukka White and others. He explores sound and visual art to the tune of the working man's lens.
Enjoy the culinary arts of chef Dan Wu.
September 25, 2016
Federal Revival Home
Lee Carol and Connie Milligan
Entertainment provided by Lee Carroll. Lee had a Nashville music career playing with the Judd's and Exile and now plays locally with 4 bands. He's founding member of Tin Can Buddha, world music band C The Beat, Lee Carroll's Soul Jazz Trio and plays with The North Side Sheiks.
Lynn Sweet uses watercolor cartoons to work out the details for frescoes of agricultural landscapes views taken from rural rides through the ‘great green slalom’ that is south and north central Kentucky.