A ribbon-cutting ceremony and gallery walk will mark the grand opening of the Polvino Family Art Center at 109 South Main Street in Nicholasville, Ky. Signature sponsors of the center, Geri Polvino and Gullette & Grayson, PSC, see the center as a focus for future cultural events as well as for increased economic activity in the downtown district.
The Center will be the home of the Creative Art League of Jessamine County and will host ongoing exhibits throughout the year featuring the work of local and regional artists in a variety of mediums. The grand opening also will feature the Art League's first Gallery Walk with visual and performing exhibits at various locations in the downtown area.
The paintings of Danville artist David Ray Farmer will be on display at the Polvino Center during June 2014 in an exhibit entitled “The Language of Color.” Farmer is a realistic/impressionistic oil painter whose education includes art schools in Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Also during the Gallery Walk, the paintings of Andy Sims will be on display at 104 North Main in an exhibit entitled “Pop.” Sims’ work is reminiscent of Andy Warhol and other pop artists, using vivid design and color.
The paintings and mosaics of Bill Jones can also be seen during the Gallery Walk at G&G Gallery at 125 South Main Street. Jones’ exhibit “Kentucky Beauty” uses various materials and medium to portray the beauty to be found all around us in Central Kentucky.
The Jessamine Station Dixieland Band will perform on the Courthouse lawn in the center of the historic district. Lexington pianist, Brenda McCrary, will play throughout the Gallery Walk reception at the Polvino Center.