Apr 042012

NoC News

On March 22, concerned residents met with city officials after the Loudoun House in Castlewood Park suffered several thefts. In a five-week period, the Loudoun House had, among other things, its copper downspouts and air conditioning unit stolen.

Chris Cooperrider of LFUCG Parks and Recreation said that it was the third time the HVAC units at the Loudoun House had been targeted in the last 14-16 months. Cooperrider emphasized that, in talking to the police department, he was assured that this type of crime is perpetrated by “low-level” criminals, who tend to pose little safety threat. Continue reading »

Mar 162011

Image courtesy of Lexington Art League

"Going Home" by Mary Corothers

Immigration and border-crossing exhibit opens March 25

NoC Staff Report

“Latinos are always talked about in certain limited categories. We speak about Latinos and economics, Latinos and health care…We just said, we want to talk about Latinos and art.”

Andres Cruz, editor of La Voz, is describing the impetus behind he and fellow co-curators Marta Miranda and Diane Kahlo’s Crossings exhibition, which opens Friday, March 25 at the Loudoun House. The exhibition is the Lexington Art League’s (LAL) first to solely focus on Latino/a and Chicano/a artists living in America. Artwork explores issues of immigration and trans-border crossing experiences as well as the points at which gender, labor, race, class, sexuality and cultural identity intersect. Continue reading »