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Ink In the Cage: The Stories Behind MMA Fighter Tattoos Barbara LoMonaco and Angela Baldridge

Sept. 17 – October 26, 2012
Closed Oct. 15, 16 for fall break

While tattoos are common among mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters and are highly visible in the cage, the stories behind them are less public. Ink in the Cage is a photographic exploration of those tattoos which reveal unique aspects of fighter identities — their convictions, passions, personal histories, and overcome obstacles. Through interview excerpts and larger-than-life images, observers are granted entré into the private lives of these athletes whose tattoos commemorate major turning points, serve as reminders of loved ones, echo religious sentiments, and are frequently symbols of the philosophy fighters live by, both inside and outside the cage.

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Lexington Legatees: Contemporary Printmaking in the Bluegrass

Nov. 5 – Dec. 5, 2012
Closed Nov. 21-23 for Thanksgiving

Nick Alley, Cricket Press (Sara and Brian Turner), Joel Feldman, Liz Foley, Homegrown Press (John Lackey), Hound Dog Press (Nick Baute and Robert Ronk), Larkspur Press (Gray Zeitz), and Derrick Riley

Lexington has a vibrant small press industry comprised of artists working in a variety of print media including letterpress, wood prints, and silk screens. Lexington Legatees: Contemporary Printmaking in the Bluegrass celebrates our “embarrassment of riches” in this month-long exhibition featuring three art talks and culminating in a closing holiday party and print sale on Dec. 5, 5-7 p.m.

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The Thirteen – Bianca Spriggs and Angel Clark

Jan. 16 – Feb. 15, 2013
OPEN Jan. 21 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Thirteen revolves around the lives of thirteen black women who were violently murdered in Kentucky during the19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition features original poetry and mixed media memorials by poet and multidisciplinary artist Bianca Spriggs and photographer and filmmaker by Angel Clark.

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Divine Hybrids: Syncretic Visions of Sexuality and the Sacred Claudia Dominguez, Gabriela Jiménez, Diane Kahlo, Robert Morgan, and Ebony Patterson

Feb. 25- Mar. 22, 2013
By appointment only the week of March 11

Divine Hybrids feature contemporary mixed-media art in which figuration emerges in an also mixed imagery, taking after syncretic religions and mythologies born from historically decisive multicultural encounters. From emblematic figures of mestizaje, to deities that embody combinations of Haitian voodoo with Hindu, Mayan, Catholic, and yet other traditions, the three-dimensional art of Mexican, North Carolina-based Claudia Dominguez, Columbian artist Gabriela Jiménez, Jamaican-born Ebony Patterson, alongside Lexington artists Diane Kahlo, and Bob Morgan, contemplates life within a sexualized realm of the sacred.

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