Discovery Night: Fire Science & Smokey the Bear!

Thursday, August 7th 6-8pm
“Only YOU can prevent wildfires!” is a popular saying coined by a famous bear named Smokey. Join forest ranger Strider Deaver (and Smokey the Bear himself) for a fun filled evening of learning about fire science, prevention, and forest history! Rangers from the KY Division of Forestry will be educating us about forests, threats to Kentucky ecosystems, and how you can play an important role in conservation! Also, during Discovery Night, learn how to decipher the growth rings of a tree as you map out the history of a forest and take home a “tree cookie” of your own!

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What’s New this Summer!

What’s new to the LASC this Summer
The LASC is pleased to offer several new opportunities to students and families participating this summer

Early Registration Prizes

Early Drop-off

We are Growing

Payment Plans

Membership Benefits

Lunchtime Lessons Award Winning Guest Artists

One day a week this summer, during the lunch sessions, the LASC will present a variety of guest artists, all of whom are recipients of Kentucky’s very prestigious Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Awards. The Al Smith Fellowships are awarded by the Kentucky Arts Council to Kentucky writers, composers, choreographers, and visual and media artists who are responsible for creating their own work and who have achieved a high level of excellence and creativity in their work.

Thanks to an Uncommonwealth Grant from the Kentucky Arts Council, we are very proud to present eight exceptional artists, of a variety of arts disciplines, to our registered lunchtime students, and their families this summer. We know our students will be inspired by the artists and their fascinating artwork and life as artists and creators.

These following Fellowship artists will be joining us this summer. Please check out our website for the complete summer schedule as well as more information about the visiting Fellowship artists.

Mark Priest, Painter, Louisville – June 12
Robert Morgan, Mixed Media Sculpture, Lexington – June 19
Morgan Atkinson, filmmaker, Louisville, June 27
Bianca Spriggs, Poet/Filmmaker, Lexington – July 11
Norbe Risco, Choreographer, Lexington- July 17
Jeffrey Nichols, Ceramicist, Lexington – July 25
Steve Armtstrong, Wood Sculpture, Lexington – TBD

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Construction News and Updates

July 10, 2014

Dear Friends of the Living Arts & Science Center:

The Living Arts & Science Center (LASC) is thrilled to announce that construction will soon begin on our long-awaited expansion project that will bring many more educational and creative offerings to our community and state.   Our new building will be a tremendous community resource with new classrooms, a digital media studio, a teaching kitchen, Lexington’s only Planetarium, and reconfigured grounds with interactive gardens.  We are so very pleased to have received such incredible community support to help make this happen!

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EcoH20 Tips

Be a Water Wise Guy or Gal!

Follow these simple water conservation tips and make a big difference for our planet!

  • Collect rainwater and cold shower water to use for watering plants.
  • Plant drought-resistant trees and plants.
  • Remove dying plants and weeds that compete for available water.
  • Don’t run the hose while washing your car.
  • Limit showers to 5 minutes and install a low-flow shower head.
  • Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush.
  • Check faucets, pipes, and toilets for leaks.
  • Use your dishwasher only for full loads.
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LASC is a not-for-profit (501(c)3) organization funded in part by:

Lex Arts

LASC programs are made possible through the generous support of LexArts.  Their annual campaigns raise over a million dollars in support of the visual, literary and performing arts in Lexington, and supports the LASC with an allocation of $102,000 for general operating support.  We thank the many individuals whose passion for the arts compelled them to give generously to LexArts. Special thanks to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government for their continued partnership in ensuring a flourishing future for the arts in Lexington and central Kentucky.

Lex Arts Website
Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports the Living Arts & Science Center with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Special thanks to the Kentucky Arts Council for their continued partnership in ensuring a flourishing future for the arts in Lexington and Kentucky.

Kentucky Arts Council Website
The William Stamps Farish Fund

The William Stamps Farish Fund supports the LASC’s many educational outreach programs as well as care and maintenance of our historic building.

Bluegrass Communiyt Foundation

Thanks to the Bluegrass Community Foundation for their continuing support of the LASC’s after-school Science Explorer’s program in five Fayette Co. elementary schools.

Bluegrass Community Foundation Website

PNC’s support provides educational programs in the arts and sciences for pre-school students.

PNC Website
Kentucky American Water

Thanks to Kentucky American Water the LASC has been able to provide a number of programs to the neighborhood and community at large.

Kentucky American Water Website
Lexington Fayette Urban County Government

LFUCG, Eco Arts, & Department of Environmental Quality

LFUCG Website
Klausing Group

The Living Arts & Science Center is grateful for everything the Klausing Group has done by maintaining the grounds here at the center through their 5% for the community program.

The Klausing Group Website
Living Green Partner

The Living Arts & Science  Center is now a Living Green Partner, a joint program between Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and Bluegrass PRIDE which help organizations start or expand recycling programs, improve water quality and conservation, and become more energy efficient.

Living Green
Magnetic Image, Inc.

Magnetic Image has contributed in-kind services to help the Living Arts & Science Center with their media presence, including producing a television commercial and designing and administering this website.

Magnetic Image Website
J.P. Morgan Chase

Thanks to the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation for their continuing support of the LASC’s educational programing.

J.P. Morgan Chase
Kentucky Utilities
Hudson-Ellis Advisory Board at the Bluegrass Community Foundation

Thanks to the The Hudson-Ellis Advisory Board at the Bluegrass Community Foundation for their support in providing educational programing to Danville and Boyle County students through the LASC.

Help Support the Living Arts & Science Center

As a nonprofit organization, the Living Arts and Science Center relies on generous contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and public agencies to support our many educational programs.  Gifts are welcomed year-round, and are tax deductible as allowed by law.