REIMAGINE an Artist’s Inspiration

REIMAGINE an Artist’s Inspiration

Artists use a variety of references when creating their art. They find inspiration in situations and landscapes, people, animals, places, ideas, and more. Few of these muses are packaged the same way. For sure, the artwork created for the REIMAGINE exhibit currently on display at the Lexington, Kentucky Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center is built upon […]

One Common Thread: Mosaic Mural is More than Meets the Eye

One Common Thread: Mosaic Mural is More than Meets the Eye

  You could stand in one place for a very long time and still see something new. It’s a puzzle, an archive, a window, and a work of art. It tells stories small and large. It is a gestalt of individual gifts pieced together to define a complete community. It is “ONE COMMON THREAD,” the […]

Preschool Art Show Celebrates Creativity [Video][Photos]

Preschool Art Show Celebrates Creativity [Video][Photos]

“You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have.”  – Maya Angelou The gallery is packed with people perusing the walls, commenting on the vibrant colors, shapes, and textures, evaluating the artistic expressions. There are over 500 works of art at this show, all matted for heightened display. It might be […]

How to Light Up History: A Musical Guide

How to Light Up History: A Musical Guide

Winston Churchill once wrote “History will be kind to me as I intend to write it.” The 5th grade extended team at The Lexington School is writing history too, literally and metaphorically. “Lighting Up History,” the 5th grade musical, is an interdisciplinary and collaborative experience where students learn history while they imagine, design, build, create, […]

Kentucky Heritage is a Lesson in Courage

Kentucky Heritage is a Lesson in Courage

Did you know that famous artist John James Audubon immigrated from France to Louisville, that Thomas Merton wrote wrote The Seven Storey Mountain from his hermitage The Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, Kentucky? Kentucky Heritage Day teaches us this and so much more. The quintessential integrated, interdisciplinary learning experience, 4th graders combine their study of […]

Take the Time to Gaze: Press Pass Photography Class

Take the Time to Gaze: Press Pass Photography Class

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” Photographer Elliot Erwin  Photographer and teacher Jo-Ellen Fischbach teaches and watches. She follows her student photographers […]

Creative Arts Fun for the Family by Dr. Laura Bowling

Creative Arts Fun for the Family by Dr. Laura Bowling

Drama teacher Laura Bowling is always looking for ways to connect The Lexington School family with the greater Lexington creative arts community. In this first of her quarterly blog, she gives us some great suggestions on tapping into creative fun for the whole family over holiday break. Enjoy! Are you looking for a way to […]

“I AM” a Writer.

“I AM” a Writer.

There are liminal moments in life when a small step leads to something larger than you imagined. Even just yesterday when you made a choice, did a task, or wrote a poem, suddenly you became something you never knew you could be, and it is good. Kids who are comfortable, who trust the adults in their […]