Grand Opening of “The Cellar” and the “Grande Piazza”

January 30th, 2014 from 5:30 until 7:30pm at the Carnegie Community Arts Center.

Stuarto’s Olive Oil Company

DSC_0768Join in the tasting of amazing olive oils, balsamic vinegars and sea salts. You will be attending an information presentation by Stuart Utgaard and given the opportunity to learn the art of paring the oils and vinegars.

The Carnegie is excited for Somerset to have these products available for purchase and ordering at “The Cellar”.

“The Cellar” and the “Grande Piazza” have a unique atomsphere for private parties, luncheons and meetings. The ambiance takes you away to an inviting European setting.

Flavor and Presentation

Chef Dustin West invites you to sample selected Hors d’oeuvres as he introduces himself and the availability of his services at the Carnegie. There will be menus displayed as a few options for luncheons or dinner parties.

Chef Dustin is a graduate from Culinary school and enjoys the creative art of cooking.

DSC_0774Please help welcome him to the Carnegie Family.


$5.00 – Members
$10.00 – Non-Members

To RSVP, contact the Carnegie by any of the following methods.

Telephone: 606-677-0333
Beyond the Image: 606-679-8276
Carnegie Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carnegieky


Market on Main Winter Market

Join us for the first winter market! Come stock up on local, farm-fresh meats, cheeses, granola, honey, wine, eggs, soaps, produce, crafts, and more. Cedar Creek Farm will also be making pizzas from scratch using ingredients from their farm, so grab dinner while you are out. Ronnie Murphy will be providing our musical entertainment this month. The Market is at the Carnegie from 5-7 pm on Thursday the 14th.


Rachael Rhule Photo

Carnegie to host Rachel Rhule Exhibit

Rachael Rhule PhotoThe Carnegie Community Arts Center will host an Art Exhibit by Rachel Rhule beginning Thursday, September 26, 2013 and going through October 29. A reception in her honor will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 26 in the Federal Room. This event is free to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Rachel, a Eubank resident, is a very talented, articulate and professional artist. Her artwork is colorful and whimsical, and the viewer is drawn into the paintings by Rachel’s use of color and unusual focus on her subject matter. Her exhibit will consist of photography and watercolor paintings. Prints will be available for sale.

“Sometimes I think I was born with a pencil in my hands. Although making things has always been a great enjoyment, it wasn’t until 1998, my first summer in Kentucky, that I discovered what art really is. My father and brother were working on putting up hay in one of our barns, and I decided my task for the day would be drawing the scene in front of me. Once I was finished, my father made a comment on how well everything was proportioned. Looking up curiously, I asked what proportioned meant, and that was it. I was hooked on art.” This was the beginning of Rachel’s career in art.

Rachel Rhule - OctoIn the fall of 2007, Rachel moved to Chicago to attend Olivet Nazarene University. She enjoyed many experiences there, as well as a high level of education, which allowed her to cultivate her creative skills. During this time, Rachel matured into a professional artisan and teacher.

Rachel now works as a freelancer across the Southeast, operating as a graphic designer, photographer, teacher and visual artist. She also collaborates with a variety of galleries, with which she assists in organizing, promoting and hosting art exhibitions and events.

This talented young artist says: “I give thanks to God every day for the opportunities I have been blessed with. This includes my recent connection with the Carnegie Community Arts Center. I feel truly blessed to be connected with such a group who believes in giving younger generations the chance to discover their talents and develop skills they may otherwise have never known.”

Rachel Rhule - BalloonsThe “Greet and Meet” reception will give adults and children a chance to talk with an energetic, positive and exciting young artist who will inspire all who are interested in pursuing visual arts to follow their dreams.

Rachel will be teaching workshops at the Carnegie for children and seniors during the holidays. More details will be available at a later date.

The Carnegie Community Arts Center is located at 107 N. Main St., Somerset, Ky. The Carnegie is a non-profit 501(C3) arts organization, and relies on donations and rentals to provide the community with events, exhibits, performances and classes. The Carnegie is for rent at affordable prices for weddings, receptions and private parties. It is opened Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. School tours are available upon request. For further information, call 606-677-0333.


Young Actors Studio Update

SOMERSET, AUG. 28 — The Carnegie Community Arts Center is excited to announce our collaboration with the Young Actors Studio and their fall session of on-camera acting classes for film and television with professional actress Emma and mom, N.C. Lyle.

emma_rayne_lyleEmma Rayne Lyle, her stage name, has been acting in films for the last five years. The mom and daughter duo continue to work in Los Angeles, New York and the Southeast Markets while residing in Pulaski County and are excited to be sharing the world of acting on camerawith Somerset and Pulaski County. You may recognize Emma from her television roles on Law & Order, The Mentalist or perhaps one of her films: “I Don’t Know How She Does” as the daughter of Sarah Jessica Parker and Greg Kinnear or maybe “Why Stop Now” playing Melissa Leo’s daughter and Jesse Eisenberg’s little sister. She’s also played the daughter of another native Kentuckian, Michael Shannon.

Students that attend the On Camera Acting Class at the Carnegie will have the chance to audition for real acting roles, understand how to get an agent and learn more about working and acting in the film and television industry. The on-camera class is one of the first classes we will be offering at the Carnegie Community Arts Center. At the end of the session, we will have a mini film festival and invite family and friends to watch the films we have created during the session.

Classes are only $12.50 per class and meet Mondays starting September 16th. The classes are broken-down by age group: Grades K-5 – 4:30pm-5:30pm, Grades 6-8 – 5:30pm-6:30pm and Grades 9-12 – 6:30pm-7:30pm.


Pulaski Youth in Film

We are so excited about this! The Carnegie will be hosting Pulaski Youth in Film. Acting lessons will begin on Monday, Sept 16 at 5:30. From Pulaski Youth in Film:

“Ever dreamed of being a television or movie actor? Students that attend our class will have fun and learn the art of on-camera acting. Our teacher’s and past students’ credits include working with the Weinstein Company, Warner Brothers, CBS, NBC, IFC, Focus Features, Sundance and many more. The on-camera class is one of the first classes we will be offering with a focus upon specific on-camera acting techniques, as well as creating real, naturally believable characters. At the end of the session, we will have a mini film festival and invite family and friends to watch the films we have created during the session.”

Call the Carnegie for more information or click here to see their website.



Lonnie Hill and the Keytones – September 14, 2013

Lonnie Hill and the Keytones

Nashville’s Lonnie Hill & the Keytones will perform one night only at the Carnegie Community Arts Center, 107 N. Main St. in downtown Somerset. This talented stage, radio and Tv star and his band will sing and play traditional country and western music on Saturday, September 14 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 and children under 7 get in free.

“Lonnie Hill is a fresh taste of great country music the way it should be. When I turn on the radio to a country station, Lonnie Hill is what I like to hear. In a world over populated with compressed pop country, Lonnie is giving people something worth listening to,” states Josh Ayers, WHAY 98.3FM Radio, McCreary County.

Hill, who was born and reared in Alabama, started performing with his band, The Dixie Heartbeats, when he was a teenager and then toured all over the south with the Dave Osborn Band. He moved to Nashville when he was 29, and in 2003 co-wrote his first song, “Merry Go-Round of Love.” Darrell Williams of NBC affiliate WAKM-AM, Franklin, Tennessee played it on air, and promptly got requests from other stations, who then picked it up. Continue reading


Pleasant Company – August 23, 2013

1095000_553840447984419_782790383_nThe well-known group,”Pleasant Company,” will have a concert on Friday, August 23rd at 12:00 pm at the Carnegie. A Chicken or Tuna Salad will be served with all the trimmings. Reservations are required. Tickets are $5.50 (includes lunch and performance), Guests will be entertained with the beautiful sounds of the violin, piano, flute, hammered dulcimer, bass and guitar. If you like classical Irish, Scottish, English and American folk music, there is no finer ensemble around. Call 606-677-0333 and ask for Diane. Limited seating, so make your reservations as soon as possible.


Upcoming June/July Events

There are some exciting events coming up in the next two weeks. We hope you can attend some of them:

Sue_White_2This Friday. June 21st, there will be a reception for Sue White, Artist from Winchester, whose exhibit “A little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That,” will be on display through July. Bill McNeil will be playing violin during the reception. This is quite a large exhibit, with 21 paintings. You will be blown away by the talent this artist has! Bring your family and friends out to meet Sue White this Friday evening from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Friday, June 28 is “Tunes at Noon” featuring Joe LaMay and Sherri Reese. Lunch will consist of Meatball or Italian Sub Lunch for only $5.50. Served with coleslaw, chips, dessert and drinks.

greg2Saturday, June 29, Cumberland Productions will present a special benefit performance for the Children’s Cancer Research Center in Lexington. It will be held at the Center for Rural Development at 2:00 pm. Greg Farmer, The Grand Illusionist, along with Mick Bruce (The Machine) and Rodger Lovins (Master Magician) will be featured in MAGIC and MUSCLE, a performance designed to entertain and mystify! $10.00 tickets. Call 677-6000 or 677-2906 for tickets.

Coming Up : Monday, July 8 – First Camera Club Meeting at the Carnegie – 6:00 pm – Open to public – FREE.

Have a nice week, and thank you for supporting the Carnegie.


Gillette & Mangsen to perform at the Carnegie

Cumberland Productions will present in-concert Gillette & Mangen on Saturday, November 10, 2102.

Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

“Steve and Cindy have hit on a combination that consistently produces high quality recordings and entertaining stage shows. Their voices and their styles meld seamlessly with a gentleness and a maturity that is unmatched in the world of folk duos.”

– Matt Watroba, Sing Out Magazine

Steve and Cindy have been performing together for over 20 years, bringing together their love of traditional music and their wealth of original songs. Accompanying themselves with guitars and concertinas, their live performances are known for rich harmony, compelling songs and a good dose of humor. Their five duet albums have appeared on many folk Top Ten lists, from the WFMT Midnight Special (Chicago) to The Boston Globe.

Steve Gillette has been writing songs since the 1960′s. His songs have been covered by Ian and Sylvia, John Denver, Garth Brooks, Linda Ronstadt, Tammy Wynette, and many others. But Steve’s own versions are some of the best, with his warm baritone voice and his unique finger-picking guitar style (using a flat-pick and two fingers). Steve has many solo and duo (with Cindy Mangsen) recordings available. His solo album, Texas and Tennessee, was named one of the Top Ten Folk Albums of the Year by Tower Records. Steve has conducted songwriting workshops all over the US and Canada, and is on the Board of Directors of the Kerrville Folk Festival. He is author of the book Songwriting and the Creative Process, a standard text in songwriting groups.

Cindy Mangsen is “one of the finest singers in American folk music” (Come for to Sing). Accompanying herself on guitar, banjo, concertina, or mountain dulcimer, Cindy is known for her compelling interpretations of traditional ballads, as well as for her own writing and her wonderful ear for harmony. She has recorded several solo albums (Songs of Experience received the Editor’s Choice Award from Crossroads), as well as collaborations with Steve Gillette, Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills, and Michael Smith. Her latest solo album, Cat Tales, is devoted to “songs of the feline persuasion.” Cindy has led singing and ballad workshops at the Augusta Heritage Center in West Virginia and The Woods in Ontario, Canada.

Tickets are $10.00.  Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.  Call (606)677-2906 or (606)305-6741.



Pierce Pettis to perform at the Carnegie

On Sunday, October 28, 2012, at 7 p.m. Compass Records recording artist Pierce Pettis will be performing at the arts center located at 107 N. Main Street, in Somerset.

Pierce Pettis, adored by both critics and public alike, is one of this generation’s most masterful songwriters. His music is distinguished by his uncanny ability to capture universals in human experience by drawing on the humor and trials in daily life. Pettis’ music can simultaneously pull on our hearts and keep us laughing. The beautiful harmonies, inventive yet subtle percussion, strong guitar, and Pierce’s rich vocals are a constant throughout his body of work.

Pettis has performed in all 48 continental states as well as in Canada and Europe, appeared nine times on American Public Radio’s Mountain Stage, been featured on National Public Radio’s E-town, Morning Edition and World Cafe … appeared on VH-1, CBS News, and the Nashville Network.

During his long career Pierce Pettis has been a writer at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama, recorded for Fast Folk Musical Magazine in New York, won the prestigious New Folk songwriting competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, and was a staff songwriter at Polygram/Universal Music Publishing in Nashville. He has received numerous songwriting awards including a 1999 ASCAP Country Music Award for “You Move Me” –recorded by Garth Brooks.

After three critically acclaimed albums on the Windham Hill/ High Street label, Pettis joined Compass Records in Nashville, releasing five albums. The lastest, “That Kind of Love”, (2009) received raves from XM/Sirius Satellite Radio, Paste Magazine, Performing Songwriter, American Songwriter, The (London, UK) Sunday Express, Image Quarterly . . . to name a few. The album was ranked at #2 nationally, in February of 2009 in the Roots Music Report for acoustic/folk releases.

ttis has performed in all 48 continental states as well as Canada and Europe.”  He has appeared on American Radio’s Mountain Stage, been featured on National Public Radio’s E-Town, Morning Edition and World Cafe…VH-1, CBS News, and the Nashville Network.

All tickets are $15 and are available now by PayPal or calling the Carnegie at (606) 677-0333.