Monsters, superhero art featured at Leeds

Published 10:28 am Friday, October 27, 2017

With only days before Halloween, monsters and superheroes are showing up everywhere, especially at Leeds Center for the Arts this weekend.

Tonight, there will be a screening of the 1935 film masterpiece “Bride of Frankenstein.” The film, which is a sequel to 1931’s “Frankenstein.” Both star Boris Karloff as the monster and were directed by James Whale.

The film, which was added to the U.S. National Film Registry, follows Henry Frankenstein as he is coerced into creating a companion for the monster, after giving up on the notion of creating life.

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It is also a rare sequel which outperformed the original film.

Admission is free and doors open at 7:30 p.m. The screening is sponsored by Kentucky Bank.

For the superhero and artist crowd, Saturday will bring a three-hour Illest-Strator Drawing Workshop  at Leeds.

Led by Louisville-based freelance comic book artist Kevlen Goodner, artists will be able to learn how to improve their own work. There are a limited number of free seats available, and the workshop is designed for those 16 and older.

There will also be an artist talk and closing reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Some of Goodner’s work is currently on display in the Leeds lobby.

To register, go to

Leeds Center for the Arts is located at 37 N. Main St.

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