Lyric Gallery & Museum

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.

Gallery Hours

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

Rotating Display

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


On Display

Along with our community partners who donate work to The Lyric, we also feature rotating artists/groups of artists on our Lyric Featured Artist wall in our museum.

On the current installation:

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'

On the Current Exhibit:

KS Lachheb: 'Between Two Worlds'

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.

The theme is: "Between Two Worlds" a summing up of over thirty years of experience as an African-born  American visual artist. I compiled a very brief list of paintings representing three crucial periods of my artistic career,  in which I express my concern about the human approach towards the environment in which we live; the effects of permanent war and the pollution all of this generates and which threatens our existence and indeed all life on earth!


Gallery Hop: Friday, July 20

On the Next Exhibit:
Passion of the Latinx Art: 'Our Passion in Colors'

In The Lyric's Historic Lobby

Patrick Mitchell and Lakshmi Sriraman

Patrick Mitchell

Lakshmi Sriraman

Patrick Mitchell


work will be on display in The Lyric’s Main Lobby



Patrick Mitchell

I am your photographer Patrick J. Mitchell. I am shooting you with the Nikon D610 with 24mps and the  Nikon d300s, 13mbs of pure excellence. Your digital images will be edited in Photoshop CS6. 

I am a member of the Professional Photographers Association (PPA) and a graduate of the Photography Institute. I have been shooting on and off for over 20 years. In college at Kentucky State University I was trained on the film camera The Pentax K1000. I had a great teacher of camera and dark room developing. I bought my first digital camera five years ago (Nikon d50) and have been shooting digitally and using photoshop over the last five years. I have shot several actors' headshots and worked with fashion designers Alvertis Alexander and Jason Roberts for his Heart and Loyalty collection.

In your session we will shoot in studio or on the location of your choice. As an actor of over 30 years I will consult with you on what agents are looking for, how to make you more marketable, and how best to use the images from your session.

Lakshmi Sriraman

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.