Confession, friends: I’m pretty ignorant when it comes to visual art.
I majored in piano performance in college, and music permeates my life so much more deeply than visual art that I am leaps and bounds more emotionally connected to music. I can’t tell much about emotions in visual art unless there is a face in front of me expressing the emotion.
So, if I’m not an “artsy” person--though my elephant pants would beg to differ—why did I go to the Lex Arts Hop?
Worse confession: The-free-food-and-drink-please-don’t-think-less-of-me.
I feel a lot of people are like me though, otherwise the venues wouldn’t be handing out noms and libations so freely. So I am ashamed of my Philistine leanings when it comes to art, but the food & drink worked! It got me out of my house to look at some really great pieces of art.
If you’ve never participated in LexArts Hop, you’re in for a real treat. I’m always amazed at how diverse and talented our artist communities are here, even though we’re not a terribly big city. This LexArts Hop Guide will make sure you have the best Hop experience you could ask for!
For most in Lexington, October means Keeneland. (And those who aren’t familiar with Keeneland, it’s our racetrack.) Betting on horses while day-drinking isn’t really something that appeals to me. I’ve had the childhood Keeneland experience: my dad placed a $2 bet for me and I won $16. And after that, I was pretty much over Keeneland.
That’s not to say those who love Keeneland have something wrong with them! It’s just not my cup of tea, and if you’ve found this blog, it’s not yours either.
This blog is for everyone who lives in Lexington—or would love to visit Lexington—but isn’t into the whole horses and bourbon thing. (Full disclosure: I love bourbon; I just know there’s more to the Bluegrass Region than that!)
Welcome to unLEXpected!
For the rest of you not in horse country, October probably just means Halloween has begun! So this month I’m focusing unLEXpected on “Spooky Lexington.”
And what better way to kick off the month by highlighting one of my favorite places in Lexington: the Lexington Cemetery.