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Man decorates basement with $10 worth of Sharpie

When Charlie Kratzer started on the basement art project in his south Lexington home, he was surrounded by walls painted a classic cream. Ten dollars of Magic Marker and Sharpie later, the place was black and cream and drawn all over. FULL STORY Read more

Fall Arts 2008

For our fall arts preview, we took a look at how artists in Central Kentucky make all or a portion of their living from the arts. As part of that, we profiled five area artists whose work supports them to some extent. The profiles included portraits by Herald-Leader staff photographer Mark Cornelison. In the slide show, you can see the portraits as well as pictures of the artists at work and hear and read their comments about their art and life.

Click here to go to LexGo.com, for more of our 2008-09 arts preview and more information about arts and entertainment in Central Kentucky.

Woodland Art Fair 2008

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Artists and art lovers filled Lexington’s Woodland Park this weekend for the 33rd Annual Woodland Art Fair, featuring more than 200 vendors from around the country as well as music and dance from area artists. Most participants said you couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful weekend of sun and highs in the low 80s.

“Yesterday was superb,” John Hart, an artist from Louisville, said Sunday afternoon. “Any day’s good when you have beautiful weather like this, and financially it was good too.”

Photographs by Pablo Alcala and Rich Copley / Audio and production by Rich Copley

Mystical Art of Tibet

Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India created a mandala sand painting in the Alumni Building at Berea College in Berea, Ky., on Wednesday, April 9, 2008. The monks will spend four days in Berea, Read more

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