Jesse Stuart Foundation preserves the human and literary legacy of Jesse Stuart and other Kentucky and Appalachian writers.
‰The JSF Regional Readers book group meets the last Tuesday of the month at 5:45 p.m. August’s selection is “Run Me a River” by Janice Holt Giles. The book group is open to all and new members are always welcome. The complete reading list for 2012 is available at the JSF website at jsfbooks.com.
‰The Jesse Stuart Room features Stuart memorabilia, rare books and collectible items.
‰The Leming Art Gallery features works by area artists and photographs by William “Pictureman” Mullins.
‰The Book Store offers a wide variety of new, used and collectible books; fine art prints; pottery; gift items; and Ruth Hunt’s “Blue Monday” candy bars, assorted chocolates, and bourbon balls and mint julep bourbon balls. Also featured are books in the “Images of America” series of local pictorial histories.
‰The Young Readers’ Corner features Jesse Stuart’s junior books as well as books for children by Billy C. Clark and other regional authors; books in the “Childhood of Famous Americans” series; and resources for teachers of reading.
The Jesse Stuart Foundation is located at 1645 Winchester Avenue in downtown Ashland and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call (606) 326-1667, visit jsfbooks.com, or friend us on Facebook.
THE KENTUCKY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
‰Sept. 6, 7, 8 14 and 15, 8 p.m. and Sept. 16, 2 p.m. — The Vagina Monologues. Tickets start at $15.
‰Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. — Johnny Mathis. Tickets start at $43.50.
‰Sept. 8, 8:30 p.m. — Louisville Orchestra “Fanfara.” Tickets start at $25.
501 W. Main St., Louisville. (502) 562-0100. kentuckycenter.org.
KENTUCKY FOLK ART CENTER
‰Through Oct. 27 — “Linvel Barker: Works from the Collection of Rita Biesiot.”
102 W. First St., Morehead. (606) 783-2204. kyfolkart.org.
KENTUCKY MUSEUM OF ART AND CRAFT
‰Through August — KMAC is highlighting two artists, David Morsman and Clark Smithy.
‰Through Aug. 31 — “Swimming Hole.”
‰Through Aug. 31 — “Holler’s and Harvest.”
‰Sept. 7 through Nov. 11 — “Storytelling as Craft.”
‰Sept. 3, 4 p.m. — Street Ruckus.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Admission is free for members; $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and military members. Family admission is (two adults and all children) $12. Children younger than 12 and students with ID are admitted free.
The museum is at 715 W. Main St., Louisville. For more information, call (502) 589-0102 or visit kentuckyarts.org.