The Lyric's mission includes celebrating diverse cultures, with special emphasis on African American cultural heritage, through artistic presentation of the highest quality. With our rotating exhibits in our Gallery & Museum, The Lyric is able to highlight the talents of local, regional and national artists, all free of charge for the public to view and enjoy.
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Group tours available by appointment - call (859) 280-2201 for more information.
In The Lyric's Museum
In our Museum, The Lyric is extremely proud to feature works of community artists and artist groups who have donated their work to us. These artists represent the diversity and core of our mission, and we are proud to host their work for all of our patrons and supporters to enjoy. Current artists on display: Adan Utrero, Enrique Gonzalez, Agustin Zarate, Jared Owens, Mercedes Harn, 2016 'Artist's Eye' Program Participants.
Lyric Featured Artist
About the Artist: TBD
About the Exhibit: TBD
In The Lyric's Gallery
KS Lachheb: 'Between Two Worlds'
Next in The Lyric's Gallery
Passion of the Latinx Art: 'Our Passion in Color'
Karim S. Lachheb, also known as Kai, is an international, Moroccan born American artist, poet, translator, gastronome, and world traveler. Having been granted a scholarship to attend the Tetouan Ecole des Beaux Arts in his native Morocco in 78, he was awarded a full American scholarship with distinction, to pursue his higher studies at SVA (The School of Visual Arts) in New York City, where he received his BFA. He then went on to Graduate school at New York University where he completed his Master of Fine Arts Education at the Barney School of Fine Arts.
Lachheb describes himself as a lover of life and a proponent of peace and universal living whereby the human species could exist as one diverse, conscious, free thinking, and especially imaginative and creative family in a war-free, sustainable, unprejudiced, and rational world.
As an artist, Lachheb’s approach goes beyond category, cultural and geographical boundaries, or affiliation with any ideology whatever it may be, pre-established notions about art, or the following of any so-called group movement or specific style. As a result, his work is wide-ranging in style, methodology, concept, and offers a great variety of series in subject matter; from the purely imaginative to artwork addressing humanitarian issues and man-made environmental disasters. Lachheb combines all of this with his passionate love for the written word. His paintings are to be found in various collections across the world from New York, Paris, Berlin, Helsinki and Tokyo, to Bangkok, Honolulu, Toronto, Cork, Hamburg, Tangiers and many other places.
As a creative person and a mature artist, K.S Lachheb’s lifestyle reflects his philosophy which is to simply live and let live; have reverence and compassion for the entire planet including all of its species, transcend differences between all peoples of the earth through mutual respect, conscious understanding, enlightened thinking, and most of all an emphasis on creativity and imagination- which is as the great Spanish artist Francisco De Goya said: is the source of all marvels and the mother of all the arts.
In The Lyric's Historic Lobby
Patrick Mitchell and Lakshmi Sriraman
work will be on display in The Lyric’s Main Lobby
A self taught artist, Lakshmi’s work always starts with an energetic intent that forms the foundation for her inspirations to flow through her brush and onto the canvas. This focus is joyfully expressed as she mixes her paints, asking the colors to work well with each other, to blend well and to create distinct boundaries where needed. Indeed, she actually sings to them, asking them to awaken as she puts a different intent into each color such as love, compassion, joy, laughter, and healing. These are consciously instilled to provide an energetic connection between her painting and the observer.
Artistic expression has been a lifelong passion for Lakshmi. She likes exploring different types of painting, ranging from detailed dot painting to elusive abstract work. Drawing from her classical dance background, Lakshmi seeks to create "movement” within the spiritually inspired images she crafts on canvas. By doing so, there is an energy instilled in her paintings that is very much alive, with the hope of inspiring her audience to discover and connect with their own creativity.
Lakshmi Sriraman was born in India. After completing her Masters in Mathematics, she immigrated to the U.S. to pursue higher studies. She graduated with a MBA from the University of Texas at El Paso.
After a decade of working as a Management Consultant, she took up the classical dance art form of Bharatanatyam as her chosen career. A multi-faceted artist, Lakshmi has created a niche for herself through her innovative and creative work in Indian classical dance. In addition to performing and choreographing, she also runs a dance school, Shree School of Dance, guiding her students through their personal journey with dance.
She lives in Lexington, Ky. with her husband, son and Fibo, a delightful havanese pup.