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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, February 12th, 2015

Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this Weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!

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Friday, February 12, 2016

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

8:30 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington Street, Use RapidPass to speed up donation time.  Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Pilates, 11:45 am – 12:25 pm, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. 227-3276

1:00 – 4:00 pm – Big Valentine’s Day Sale!, at Alpaca Haven Farm & Gift/Fiber Shop, 1 Earthaven Dr, Waddy

Don’t Miss our Big Valentine’s Day Sale! Up to 35% off!
Unique-luxurious alpaca gifts for your sweetie!
Wonderful alpaca gifts for men, women & children.

Hats, scarves, headbands, boot cuffs, texting-fingerless gloves, full gloves, purses, sweaters, matching sets of gloves & scarves, all types of alpaca fur toys & more! Feet cold….you will love our alpaca socks…..warmer than wool!

Fiber lovers….all of our alpaca roving and yarn on sale! New products and colors in stock!

Alpacas on sale! A wonderful addition to your farm!


Thursday, February 11 – Open 1 pm to 4pm
Friday, February 12 – Open 1 pm to 4pm
Saturday, February 13 – Open 10 am to 4pm
Sunday, February 14 – Open 1 pm to 4pm

“Gift Certificates available!”

Give your sweetie a memorable and unique alpaca gift!

We look forward to your visit!

Carolyn & Morgan Dowdy
Alpaca Haven Farm & Gift/Fiber Shop
1 Earthaven Drive, Waddy, KY (Franklin County)

T: (502) 682-0617

Directions: Take I-64 to Exit 48, (turn left if from Lexington, turn right if from Louisville), turn right on Avenstoke Road, turn right on Hickory Ridge Road, turn left on Earthaven Road, first drive-way on right, see farm store!


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4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. 352-2600.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – KECU ARTWALK, in Downtown and South Frankfort. For more information, click HERE

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Shake off those mid-winter blues and join us for a Valentine’s Weekend ArtWalk on Friday, February 12, from 5-9pm, sponsored by the Kentucky Employees Credit Union. Meet the artists and experience their many and varied creative works… paintings, pottery, photography, fiber art, sculpture, drawings, jewelry and more! Visit over 25 ArtStops… studios, galleries, retailers and more… including several new-to-ArtWalk art venues in South Frankfort!

Look for the Orange Pennant on storefronts for participating ArtWalk stops. Participating venues listed below.

Bourbon on Main  – 103 W Main … On display, the paintings of Bourbon On Main’s very own Audra Tackett, Sarah Mitchell and the photography of Chef Anthony Peluso. Complimenting the visual art will be the Bill May Quartet Featuring renowned jazz guitarist Brandon Coleman.

Brick Alley – 325 Saint Clair … Hosting an exhibit of artworks by Marvin Puckett (ceramics), Amy Carey (sketches and acrylic paintings) and Mike Bates (photography). Plus, musical art entertainment from 6-9pm by duo Casen (from Restless Leg String Band) & Maggie (from Moonshine District).

Broadway Clay – 223 W Broadway … www.broadwayclay.com … This pottery studio, classroom and gallery will host their Valentine’s ArtWalk where ArtWalk and Valentine related pottery will be for sale! And. with the special help of local artist/teacher Jody Jaques… Paint Your Own Heart Magnet for $5 during ArtWalk! Also, hosting KSU Art Club’s New York Trip Fundraiser (ceramic mugs, plant and herb markers for sale) along with an exhibit of student works.

Capital Cellars – 227 W Broadway … Featuring Life Drawings by Carla Canonero Phillips. Be inspired by the beauty of the human figure while you enjoy a Very Valentine Wine Tasting!

Capital Gallery – 314 Lewis … NEW! Estate of James Robert Foose (University of Kentucky Professor & Artist). Watercolors, Woodcuts, Drawings, Handmade Books. Plus, Greg Seigel,
Ellen Glasgow, Dobree Adams, Larkspur Press and Broadstone Press Books! Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 – 5. 502-223-2649

City Hall – 315 W Second … Hosting an exhibit by Lacey Roberts, owner and artist behind “The Painted Lace” and a 2015 inductee into the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted Program for her work in fiber art. Lacey will be displaying fiber sculptures as well as paintings in acrylic and watercolor. Lacey’s work tends to draw inspiration from the forest, the moon and the whimsical. Her latest series entitled “The Journey to the Start” depicts larger than life creatures rescuing damsels. Lacey will be in attendance during ArtWalk and will be demonstrating the techniques and materials used in her fiber sculptures. For more information, please visit her website: www.thepaintedlace.com

Completely Kentucky – 237 W Broadway – completelykentucky.com … Join Completely Kentucky in celebrating the amazing work of hundreds of Kentucky’s most talented artists. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you can choose a wonderful handcrafted gift for your honey (free gift wrapping – yea!), nibble on Kentucky Proud foods (yum!) and visit with friends. Don’t miss our “get it before it’s gone” sale table.

Duncan Designs Studio – 317 E. Third … Offering “Let’s Paint Hearts,” an Acrylic Painting Workshop during ArtWalk. Fee: $25 each… All supplies furnished, with step by step coaching from Marjorie Duncan Willis, as well as light refreshments… Class starts at 5:30pm. Reserve your spot ASAP (a must) by calling 502 229-7199 or make contact on Facebook

Frankfort High School – 328 Shelby *(Use the Steele St entrance in back of the school. Parking available beside FHS on Adele St.) … FHS proudly presents an exhibit of Advanced Art Student works. FHS art students vary in experience from Art 2 students to Art 4 students. The halls of Frankfort High School will be transformed into a gallery where advanced students will display their work in their own individual style. Many of the students have used the walls of the school as their canvases, so murals abound, as well as individual student works.

Full Circle Studio & Gallery – 309 Shelby St … This unique art gallery & working studio, features the works of Jennifer Zingg and Travis Kelley, other local and national artists, and specializes in art education for all ages. Come in and check out our new location! www.createfullcircle.com502-682-9648 See (and sample!) our new series of honey bee inspired gourd and mixed media assemblage. Bring Your Honey this Valentine’s weekend to Taste our Honey! (Join us early, as we will need to close at 7pm during ArtWalk.)

Grand Theatre Grand Gallery – 308 St Clair … The Grand is delighted to host an exhibition of paintings by distinguished Kentucky artist Jim Cantrell which includes several large compositions touching on theatre and performance, appropriate to a gallery located in a performing arts venue. Jim Cantrell, the recipient of many awards including two fellowship grants from the Kentucky Arts Council and from the Southern Arts Federation, paints primarily with oils and watercolors. The Bardstown, Kentucky studio artist describes his technique as abstracted realism. His forte is the human figure encompassing masterful composition and technique. A reception for this exceptional artist will be held from 5 – 8pm as part of the Downtown Frankfort ArtWalk. http://grandtheatrefrankfort.org.

Jim Cantrell Reception, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. Jim Cantrell paints primarily with oils and watercolors. He describes his technique as abstracted realism. His forte is the human figure encompassing masterful composition & technique.  For this exhibition Cantrell has included several large compositions touching on theatre and performance, appropriate to a gallery located in a performing arts venue.  Info: 352-7469

Graymarket Design – 333 Saint Clair … Unique textiles designed in our Kentucky studio, hand block printed in India. We will have hand-block printed textiles from our website at discounted prices.

Hill House – 214 W Second … COLLECTIONS II: Baskets, Rugs, Paintings & Prints, Pottery… plus… other interesting things! 502 330-1200

Joanna Hay Productions – 624 Shelby (the Barracks) … Featuring an exhibit of paintings by Rebecca Mitchell of Lexington whose current works are an exploration and personal interpretation of abstract expressionism, she rebels against realist art and her formal educational training (fine arts and design at the University of Kentucky and, later, studies at Savannah College of Art and Design with a focus in illustration). Rebecca creates works using a wide range of mediums, often without plan for direction, that are impressions of her inner consciousness. She is intrigued and inspired by the works of Salvador Dali, Egon Schiele, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder and Edward Gorey. Joanna Hay Productions does video production, documentary films, graphics, and arts and culture consulting. http://www.joannahayproductions.com

Kentucky Coffeetree Café – 235 W Broadway … Joining Poor Richards Books in a display of works created by student artists from Capital Day School. See PRB’s listing for full info.

La Fiesta Grande – 334 St Clair … Featuring the pure jazz musical art of Ray Byrd! Dining and drink specials for ArtWalk will be mole poblano, catfish, tortilla soup, home-made 3 milk cake, home-made sangria, and sangria-margarita!

Bill Macintire Studio – 522 Logan … Artwork from over 30 years of Bill’s career will be on display as well as work in progress. Media includes oils, acrylics, watercolors, and drawings. Subjects include abstract, text and symbol-based works, figures, still life, and landscape. Featured works available include a series of small pieces painted on materials salvaged in the building’s renovation process.
Built in the early 20th century as a neighborhood grocery store, the purple building at 522 Logan Street was converted in 1949 into a two-bedroom house. Bill and his wife Lori renovated the building, removing two walls and one bedroom to open up a large kitchen, living, and studio space. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a wonderful space and some terrific artwork in South Frankfort.

M.A. Selbert Jewelers – 330 St Clair … Offering many gift ideas — watches, clocks, monogram pieces, baby gifts, and of course jewelry! If you have a jewelry idea, please come by and we will help you create it.

McClure Building Art Studios – 306 W Main …

  • Youth Art Exhibit – Room 601 … Exhibiting the work of area art students ages 5-14. Sketches, Paintings, & Sculpture.
  • Alchemy Salon – Room 711 … Gina Morales shows her collages on ceramic tile.
  • Betty Beshoar Art Studio – Room 700 … Visit this working Art Studio and see Betty’s latest oil paintings and collages.
  •  Studio 710 – Room 710 … This studio on the seventh floor of the McClure Building features Karen Carey’s recent oil paintings and work by two other local artists. Nancy Leonard will show her original jewelry made from precious metal clays, and Sandy Gulick will feature new scarves fashioned from repurposed fabrics. We look forward to meeting you and sharing refreshments, art and conversation.

Nitro of Frankfort – 220 W Main … This unique ladies clothing, gift & accessories shop hosts a group show, exhibiting a broad spectrum of mediums, by members of the Capital Area Art Guild. Come meet and converse with the artists. LIVE MUSIC by The Frankfort Dulcimer Group and by Mike Waford. LIVE PAINTING (weather permitting.) Refreshments provided. So, come out and enjoy the Arts!!! Also, during ArtWalk, The Guild will be accepting applications for NEW MEMBERS (now open to ALL art forms for the first time.)

Poor Richard’s Books – 233 W Broadway … Poor Richard’s Books and the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe will display work created by student artists from Capital Day School. This exhibit will include artwork from students in kindergarten through eighth grade, whose work relates to noted artists, art periods, and/or cultures. Students experiment with a wide variety of media within drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and sculptural processes.

Rebecca Ruth Candy – 116 E Second 502-223-7475 … Rebecca Ruth will be featuring paintings by Charles Booe in addition to paintings from the works of Paula Murphy, Carol Reesor and others. Charles will be on site to answer questions during ArtWalk. Retail Store Hours will be expanded during ArtWalk to 9pm. Rebecca Ruth will be sampling fine chocolates from their Valentine Collection during Art Walk. About The Artist: Charles Booe, a painter for 40 years, has studied art at the University of Kentucky and individually with a variety of painters including Michael Duval Finnell, and Henry Faulkner. He uses techniques from many schools of art including abstract, impressionism, realism, and renaissance. Charles believes that Art Events such as ArtWalk provide the opportunity to grow and expand important brain activities involved in artistic visioning. Art Events also help build unique relationships with other Art Friends through the sharing of diverse conceptionalities of the Art Experience. Charles has a painting studio and sales gallery located at 200 West Broadway. 502-330-6212.

Rodgers Studio – 224 W Main … Meet photographer Bill Rodgers, Jr. and view his new abstract images along with photographs from in and around Frankfort, portraitures and more.

South Frankfort Presbyterian Church – 224 Steele *(Use the Third St. entrance (second door, porch entrance) … Doris Thurber will display art created in the past year as healing work after the death of her 22 year old daughter. This creative process has served to aid in her search for a path toward healing. It has also helped maintain bonds with her daughter, and establish new modes of connection. These pieces are primarily paper collage on cloth; using photos & other images, along with words, mementos, paint, and glitter. The finished panels tell a story of Maya Thurber’s life from a mother’s perspective: her history, interests, connections, difficulties, and accomplishments.

Three Elements Designs – 332 St Clair … The featured artist will be Doug Dearinger whose love for the outdoors, nature and wildlife is clearly reflected in his photography. As you view Doug’s images, his wish is that you, too, will share in the joy and passion stirred by all the beauty, wonder, color and amazement that nature has to offer.

Vibrant Life – 338 St Clair … This natural healing center hosts Frankfort native Suzy Hosley who earned a Studio Art BA from KSU. Working in oils and acrylics on canvas, she enjoys painting figurative pieces while experimenting with color and brush strokes. In the works on display for ArtWalk, Suzy painted from photos with the goal of trying to capture the energy within the moment. www.vibrantlifefrankfort.com; 502 352-2452

Dining & Refreshment Options:

Bourbon On Main, 103 W Main * Brick Alley, 325 St Clair * Buddy’s Pizza, 212 W Broadway * Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway * Capital Plaza Bar, 405 Wilkinson * Gibby’s, 204 W Broadway * Kentucky Coffeetree Café, 235 W Broadway * La Fiesta Grande, 334 St Clair * Mai Saigon, 328 St Clair * Serafini, 243 W Broadway  * Subway, 238 W Main

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5:00 – 9:00 pm – Live Music featuring Ray Byrd, Homemade sangria and sangria-margarita. Serving cat fish, homemade tortilla soup and artisan mole poblano and homemade 3 milk cake for dessert at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – My Daughter’s Story – Doris Thurber Shares Her Healing Works of Art, at the South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, 224 Steele St,

As a part of Frankfort’s ArtWalk, South Frankfort Presbyterian Church member Doris Thurber will display art created in the past year as healing work after the death of her 22 year old daughter.

This creative process has served to aid in her search for a path toward healing. It has also helped maintain bonds with her daughter, and establish new modes of connection.

These pieces are primarily paper collage on cloth; using photos & other images, along with words, mementos, paint, and glitter.

The finished panels tell a story of Maya Thurber’s life from a mother’s perspective: her history, interests, connections, difficulties, and accomplishments.

Learn more about Downtown Frankfort’s ArtWalk! http://www.downtownfrankfort.com/pages/artwalk

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5:00 – 9:00 pm – JAKE WALZ, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

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5:30 pm – Around the World in 80 Days: Global Aphrodisiacs, at Holly Hill Inn, 426 N Winter St, Midway

Around the World in 80 Days: Global Aphrodisiacs

Served Feb 11 – 13
Please ask about our wine flight and cocktail specials
Vegetarian options always available.

Four-course menu, $45

First Course

Avocado Causa
Potatoes seasoned with aji amarillo and lime, mashed and rolled around Peruvian avocado salad, garnished with crispy bacon, egg, olive and avocado salsa huancaina (vegetarian version substitutes crispy chickpeas for bacon)

Second Course

Escabeche of Kentucky White Fish and Carrot
Super-fresh whitefish from Western Kentucky cured in anise and celery seed, marinated in lemon, olive oil, cumin and coriander, wrapped in smoked marinated shaved carrot, dill and fennel on toasted caraway rye

Roasted Capriole Goat Cheese with Carrot Crudités
Fresh goat cheese, rolled in anise, celery seed, cumin and coriander, roasted with charred baby carrots, smoked marinated shaved carrots, caraway rye toast and carrot oil

Third Course

Passion Bisque
Scarlet bisque of sweet red peppers, slow cooked with leeks, sun-dried tomato, garlic then pureed to silken, with crispy spice cracker stars and cashew cream

Forth Course

Pan-Seared Sea Scallop Za’atar
With roasted red grapes and asparagus, saffron jus, pearl couscous

Fig and Charred Eggplant Caponata
Over crispy fried polenta jack straws

Fifth Course

Bleeding Heart Salad
Arugula, radicchio, lolla rossa lettuce, hearts of palm, pink grapefruit, blood orange with pomegranate vinaigrette

Sixth Course

Gustatory Romeo and Juliet: Basque Braised Short Rib of Beef and Lobster Verde
Short rib of beef, slow-cooked with chorizo, smoked paprika, leeks, tomato and Rioja with freshly shucked lobster warmed in classic Spanish green sauce

Pan-Roasted Breast of Duck Mole Poblano
Rich sauce of chilies, chocolate, spices and nuts, garnished with crumbled Feta, pickled red onion, cilantro and sesame seeds with sweet potato puree and ribbons of crispy plantain

Mushroom Bigos
Slow-cooked cremini and Sheltowee mushrooms with roasted parsnips, celeriac, turnips and sauerkraut in a rich mushroom and tomato broth, seasoned with allspice and juniper

Seventh Course

Lemon-Scented Cheesecake
With passion fruit sauce and fresh blackberries

Sweet and Spicy Devil’s Food Cake
With cardamom cream, roasted bananas and chocolate ganache

White Chocolate Bavarian
Macaroon, fresh raspberries and raspberry sauce

Desserts by Chef Carrie Warmbier and staff at The Midway Bakery

Reservations by calling Donna, (859) 846-4732.

Chef Ouita’s Winter Dinner Club 2016: Around the World in 80 Days

February 11-14: Global Aphrodisiacs
February 18-20: Vietnam
February 25-27: Ethiopia
March 3-5: Peru
March 10-12: Spain and Portugal
March 17-19: Ireland
March 24-26: American Steakhouse
March 31-April 2: Springtime in Kentucky

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Live music by Mark Greenwell and Rick Waddle Duo. Try the mole pablano! at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

6:00 pm – Wine & Canvas, at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Road, Midway

A little nervous to paint? Don’t be! No talent or experience is necessary. Our talented instructors will guide you step-by-step! You will be amazed at your very own work of ART!

With the love of art and entertainment it’s no wonder that a bottle or two of wine would get involved to create Wine and Canvas! Who knew painting and sipping wine with a few friends on the dining room table would launch this national brand. Get your friends together and enjoy an evening at Equus Run!

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7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926.

7:30 pm – The Vagina Monologues, at the Thorn Hill Education Center, 700 Leslie Avenue

Join the Frankfort Performing Arts Ensemble as we raise funds and awareness to end violence against women and girls! The Vagina Monologues is set to be performed on February 12 and 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM and February 14 at 2:30 PM at Thorn Hill Education Center on 700 Leslie Avenue, Frankfort, KY. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Bring someone special on Valentine’s Day (February 14) and pay only $15 for two tickets! All proceeds will benefit the Sunshine Center and Family Abuse Services. The production will also feature a special guest musical performance by local musicians that will begin at 7:15 on Friday and Saturday and 2:15 on Sunday.

The production is directed by Christina Libby, an avid supporter of the V-Day campaign. The performance will feature Nicole Aghaaliandastjerdi, Andi Breek, Krystal Conway-Cunningham, Tisa Conway-Cunningham, Katy Doyle, Emily “Cat” Eaton, Katie French, Kim Greenidge, Lane Lewis, Christina Libby, Amy Mitchell, Stephanie Newberg, Bailey Preston, Lindsay Robinson, Celeste Shearer, Carol Ann Tudor and Kathy Wilson.

Last year, over 5,800 V-Day benefits were held around the world raising funds and awareness towards ending violence against women. These highly successful events raised over $5 million. This special benefit performance is presented this year as part of V-Day’s campaign ONE BILLION RISING: REVOLUTION, a global initiative that began three years ago as a call for women survivors of violence to Rise and demand an end to violence. In 2016, Risings will focus on highlighting, creating and envisioning new, brave and radical artistic initiatives to bring in the new revolutionary world of equality, dignity and freedom for all women and girls.

To learn more about V Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org.

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8:00 pm – Live music with the Bill May Quartet, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Vessel and ArtWalk, featuring artists Amy Carey, Marvin Puckett, and Mike Bates.  Live music 6-9p with Casey from Restless Leg and Maggie from Moonshine District, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.

9:00 pm – 1:00 am – Ace’s High Band, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

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