The blossoming art from the month of May

Published 10:03 pm Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The month of May brings not only flowers, but also a veritable bouquet of art activities in Jessamine County. The month begins with “Eastern Art,” an exhibit of art by students of East Jessamine High School. This exhibit will be on display during the entire month of May at the Polvino Family Art Center located at 109 S. Main in downtown Nicholasville. The opening reception will be on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. Artists whose work will be on display include Madison Adkins, Rachel Archer, Hayley Boulle, Korbyn Brown, Allie Claggett, Bekah Cottle, Jorge Covarrubias, CJ Crout, Chanisty Davis, Elise Demers, Jessica Doolin, Brayden Drinkard, Jasmine Duvall, Je’Nae Fogle, Rachael Frederick, Francisco Garcia, Katie Garner, Ashley Goldey, Madison Harris, Alysa Hicks, Sarah Hooks, Caitlyn Howard, Alexandra Junghaus, Caitlyn King, Caleb Landis, Sayre Lawrence, Courtney Lockett, Danna Lopez, Kaitlyn Maricle, Hannah Matthews, Sydney McKinney, Liana Moskalyuk, David Moskalyuk, Sarah Mullins, Lucas Noel, Sierra Peel, Alexis Ramirez, Emily Ryan, Bashiri Sawyer, John Sayre, Cameron Segar, Bailey Shultz, Trevin Smith, Victoria Sokolik, Sarah Underwood, Annah Valenta and Haley Wade. Their teacher is Alex Bustetter.

The Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest on May 13, 2017, will feature an art walk that will showcase the work of over 25 artists. The work that will be displayed ranges from oil paintings to photography, 3D work, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. The displays will be judged and an award will be given to the best display. Geri Polvino of Edward Jones Company has generously sponsored this award. Two other art related activities will be part of the May 13th Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest. 

For children of all ages, there will be a pop-up art workshop in the side yard of the Nicholasville Baptist Church, located at 129 S. Main Street. Your child will make a mixed media collage art piece under the direction of two of Jessamine County’s certified art teachers. The cost is $5. Adult artists — or those who would like to try their hand at art — will not be left out. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be an informal Paint-In at the Polvino Family Art Center. Come give art a try. The charge is $5 if you bring your own supplies or $10 if you do not.

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The Creative Art League’s popular JCAL (Junior Creative Art League) summer session is now open for enrollment. The Sunday afternoon art classes are taught by Hope Soch and Staci Goggins, two of Jessamine County’s certified art teachers. The program is designed for children ages 6-11 and provides a meaningful art experience. Space is limited, so early enrollment is encouraged. To enroll, visit or email

Summer is coming, and with it, the Creative Adventure Camp sponsored by the Creative Art League for children 6-11. Art, cooking, history, exploration and more will be featured. For more information, or to register, visit or email