After fixing some kinks in the system, all 4 of our broadcast streams are now available for free on our toll-free telephone system!
To listen, call 800-238-5193 using a touch tone phone. Press 1 to listen to the Lexington broadcast, 2 for Louisville, 3 for Eastern Kentucky, and 4 for Morehead.
We have heard that some people have trouble connecting with the toll free number. If you experience any issues, a long-distance number is also available for each broadcast. They are:
Lexington stream - 641-793-9404
Louisville stream - 641-793-9403
Eastern Kentucky stream - 605-475-4546
Morehead stream - 641-793-9402
You can also reach us in the office on the 800 number by pressing 5.
Last night, we held our 4th annual top donor appreciation dinner. About 40 people attended the dinner.
We'd like to say thank to all of our donors - without you, thousands of people in Kentucky would not know what's going on their community and the world!
A touchable art experience
â€œTactile Expressions in Wool and Waxâ€ by Jan Durham
M S Rezny Studio/Gallery is pleased to present Jan Durhamâ€™s first solo exhibit â€œTactile Expressions in Wool and Waxâ€.
Adapting to the change of gradually losing her eyesight mixed media artist, Jan Durham, is attracted to the tactile components of working with wool and wax. She has created artwork that has both a tactile and visual appeal.
In learning what it means to be visually impaired she has a heightened sense of how difficult it is for the blind to participate in visual art events. In this exhibit, we all are encouraged to touch the art.
Ms. Durham finds that both wool and wax are very tactile to work with but in different ways. â€œWool has that soft and cuddly quality that makes you want to pet it like your favorite animal. Wax, once dry, has a cool smooth feeling. Both are wonderful to feel, touch and manipulateâ€¦ Both come in touch with my emotional side in different yet softly satisfying ways and each has a unique olfactory soothing sensation.â€
Inspired by nature, Ms. Durhamâ€™s artwork has a strong sense of color and pattern. â€œThe decline of my vision has brought on a heightened sense of patterns. I see the touch of the sun on water and the shadow of a leaf in a way that I had not noticed beforeâ€¦â€
Each of her creations are filled with emotion. By seeing, sensing and touching the artwork her desire is that you will share in some of the same emotions.
On September 3rd from 11-3pm Jan Durham will demonstrate the felting process. Two workshops are also planned where participants can create their own felted art; September 10th â€œTwo dimensional Felting and September 24th â€œThree Dimensional Feltingâ€. Call or write for additional information.
Radio Eye listeners and supporters can also meet the artist September 12th and 22nd from 2-4 PM in the gallery.
Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday 11am-4pm, Saturday 1-3 and by appointment. Anyone needing assistance can call the studio at 859-252-4647.
Exhibit Dates: August 30th â€“ September 30th, 2016
Artist Reception: September 16th, 5-8pm in conjunction with LexArts Gallery Hop
The studio is located in Lexingtonâ€™s Distillery District at 903 Manchester Street, Suite 170, Lexington, KY 40508.
TIME TO STOP ELDER ABUSE
An update from Outreach Committee member Marlene James
The 2016 Annual Elder Abuse Prevention Conference was held this year on July 8th at BCTC. Lucy and I attended to represent Radio Eye and learn about the topic.
It was a very informative day for a worthwhile cause.
Dr. Gregory Jicha, Professor of Neurology, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging was the keynote speaker. His presentation was filled with interesting information about how to understand cognitive impairment â€“ the four main types, as well as case studies that were discussed by the group on whether they were elder abuse or not.
Gerina Wethers and Lori Farris, of the Attorney Generalâ€™s Office, presented information on the popular scams being seen in their office such as fake jury duty calls, fake IRS calls, fake Social Security, the â€œyour computer is lockedâ€ scam, and a government grant scam, as well as getting promised refunds/monies on iTunes cards or prepaid Visa or Green Dot cards.
Dondra Meredith, Cabinet of Health and Family Services, revealed the new Caregiver Misconduct Registry, so individuals can research their health care provider. Diane Fleet, Greenhouse 17 Domestic Violence Abuse Program, presented the latest figures on abuse in later years.
Last of all, Det. Chris Russell, Lexington Police Department, Special Victims Unit, revealed to us how to recognize, as well as how to report, elder abuse.
If youâ€™d like to join to Outreach Committee, and attend fairs like the Elder Abuse Prevention Conference for Radio Eye, let Amy know. You can reach her by calling 859-422-6390, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for a Barnes & Noble Bookfair Fundraiser
On October 14th, 15th, and 16th, Radio Eye will be having a Bookfair at Barnes & Noble locations throughout Kentucky and online. Share our flyer with your cashier, or use our special code online, and we receive a percentage of your purchase!
Occasionally we have volunteers who forget their reading glasses, drive all the way over here, and then canâ€™t read. Thanks to everyone who donated unused reading glasses to Radio Eye to help your fellow volunteers in a pinch!
We have a good selection of strengths and any glasses we were unable to use were donated to the Lions club. If anyone has any glasses â€“ any kind â€“ that they want to donate to the Lions club, you are more than welcome to bring them to the studio.
Thank you to our recent donors!*
Mary C. Baker
John P. Barrow
Berea Lions Club
William B. Rogers Beasley
John and Cynthia Cantrell
Jack and Robin Carrington
Anne M. Combs
Combined Federal Campaign donors
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cravens
Danny's Lawn Service
Faith E. Dickerson
John G. Fister
Mike and Kathy Fister
Frances Hollis Brain Foundation
The Gheens Foundation
The Gilbert Foundation
Good Foods Co-Op
Good Samaritan Foundation, a Ministry of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
John and Carolyn Hackworth
Phillip and Nancy Hoffman
Karim and Branch, P.S.C.
Henry J. Kaplan, M.D. Wayne and Maggie Kennedy
Sherman and Delores Kirk
John and Eva LaRue
Ella and Randolph Mann
Mary Fran Melton
Mel and Madalyn Moser
Bill and Esther Murphy
Roger Paige and Sara Schoenberg
James and Katherine Park
Ed and Beth Phillips
Marco and Kathleen Rajkovich
Saint Joseph Hospital, Kentucky One Health
Don and Betty Sands
Hon. Judge Ernesto Scorsone
Second Presbyterian Church
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky
Ray and Susan Ware
Jack and Angene Wilson