Painter and Art Instructor
Tunes @ Noon
In an effort to support and promote local entertainers, the Carnegie will feature a different artist each month offering an affordable lunch and live entertainment to guests who want to experience something a little different during their busy day. The time period will allow both early and late lunch-goers to take advantage of the performances. “Brown Baggers” are welcome for $1 donation to the Carnegie. Reservations for large tables are recommended.
Area Musicians/Artists are encouraged to audition and get on the list to play during these weekly events. This is an opportunity to let the citizens of Somerset and Pulaski County see what great talent there is in the community.
For more information, auditions, or reservations call (606) 677-0333.
Lake Cumberland Jammers
The pickers sit in a large semi-circle and take turns singing and leading the others in their favorite songs. The music ranges from old time favorites, bluegrass standards, country classics, gospel songs, to original songs by some of the “jammers”. Members of the audience will occasionally step into the circle to sing one of their favorites.
3rd Friday Folk Coffeehouse
The coffeehouse came about through the joint interest of local folksingers Joe LaMay & Sherri Reese, along with Carnegie violin teacher, Bill McNeil, to provide a musical experience in the basement space for the enjoyment of the Somerset community.
Along with the Carnegie Community Art Center, the coffeehouse is also supported by the Watershed Arts Alliance, and the McNeil Voice Studio. 3rd Friday folk is also an official Woodsongs Coffeehouse, under the umbrella of Michael Jonathan’s Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour (NPR). Michael Jonathan will be the featured performer at June’s coffeehouse along with LaMay & Reese.
The coffeehouse hopes to become an integral part of the resurging arts and community atmosphere which is spreading through the downtown Somerset area along with the Carnegie and events such as Market on Main.
We are involved at present with two regional art and craft fairs in Somerset, KY: one at our Center for Economic and Rural Development in November and one with the nationally acclaimed Master Musician’s Festival in July. Reaching out to the public, we generally hold one annual jury event in March for new members and offer educational workshops on professional art-related subjects. We also like to partner with other regional art and craft fairs like the Berea Craft Fair in Berea, KY (held in July). Many of our members represent themselves nationally at wholesale and retail shows bringing a wide range of experience back to the group.