The ArtBeat

WUKY's arts and eventsfeature covering Central Kentucky and beyond.  Visit and listen for information about events and conversations about all varieties of art.

A Visit With Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan

Mar 9, 2020

WUKY is the latest stop for Ronan Tynan's American Adventure as he joins Joe Conkwright in studio for a lively conversation. As a founding member of The Three Irish Tenors, Ronan has performed in some of finest venues in the world. On Wednesday, March 18 he and his fellow tenors will be in the area for a special concert at The Louisville Memorial Auditorium.

We'll hear Ronan's fun and inspiring personal story, and he shares his wisdom about singing, working with students from the University of Kentucky, freedom, work, and love of America. 

Andre Pater : The Art of Light & An American Journey

Sep 13, 2019

Andre and Kasia Pater join Joe Conkwright to discuss the new book, A Matter of Light, and the exhibition showcasing Andre's Artistic American Journey, from his arrival in America, his masterful work capturing equestrian and sporting life, to his recent depictions o

f Native American cuture.

A visit with Will Pieratt of Bourbon n' Toulouse

Aug 22, 2019
Larry Steur

The 15th Annual Chevy Chase Street Fair is this Saturday and WUKY's Joe Conkwright catches up with one of the founders of the event. Will Pieratt is the head cook and co-owner of Bourbon n' Toulouse, but he's also been a boxer, a musician, and author.

Joe Conkwright is joined by Lucy Jones, director of The Lexington Film League and founder of The Harry Dean Stanton Fest.

The Jeanne Penn Lane Celebration of Kentucky Writers happens this weekend (June 23 and 24) in Danville, Harrodsburg and Gravel Switch, KY.  Joe Conkwright is joined by event coordinators Paul Stansbury, Wayne Westerfield, and Jeanne Penn Lane's daughter Dawn Osborn to talk about the event.

Remembering Jeanne Penn Lane

Jun 22, 2018

Artist and songwriter Jeanne Penn Lane was a frequent guest on WUKY's Curtains @ 8! and Joe Conkwright is joined by her daughter Dawn and granddaughter Olivia to to talk about her life and legacy as a promoter of Kentucky artists. We'll also hear an except of a

n interview with Jeanne from October 4, 2012.

Stephanie Harris, The Lexington Art League's Outgoing Executive Director, reflects on her life in the arts, her passion for dance and teaching, and her fulfilling work with The Lexington Art League.

Joined by WUKY's Joe Conkwright in the new WUKY studio, Stephanie takes a look back, and a look ahead to next chapter of her journey through Art.

The 2017 Harry Dean Stanton Fest (Sepember 28-30)

Sep 19, 2017

Joe Conkwright is joined in studio with Sarabeth Brownrobie and Mick Jeffries from KYUKE to talk about Kentucky's first Ukelele festival happening this weekend in Lexington.