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Kentucky Arts Council

July 19, 2016

Sue Massek

Sue Massek

Summer Camp Directory

Summer Camp Directory

Where I'm From: A Poetry Place

Where I'm From:
A Poetry of Place

Makings of a Master

Makings of a Master Exhibit
through Aug. 31

Kentucky Arts Council



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Lori Meadows
Dear Stakeholders in the Arts,

The Southern Legislative Conference has come and gone, and we, along with the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, had a great three days showing and selling art at The Kentucky Market in Lexington. It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase artists in the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted program. We’re grateful to Kentucky State Senate President Robert Stivers, chairman of the Southern Legislative Conference, for inviting us to take part in this important event that brought about 1,200 people from 14 southern states to Lexington. And, of course, we thank each of you who came out to look at or purchase artwork during the event.

Participation in The Kentucky Market was limited to artists adjudicated into the Kentucky Crafted program. We are currently accepting applications for that program, as well as the Architectural Artists Directory. The deadline submitting those applications is Aug. 15.

We are also excited to share with you news of Kentucky organizations receiving grant funding from other national or regional groups.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College has received a $1,891 literary touring grant from South Arts, a regional arts organization working in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts to support programming for selected nonprofit arts organizations. With its funding, the college will bring author Conor Grennan to its campus March 28-29, 2017. Grennan is the author of the New York Times best-selling and No. 1 international best-selling memoir “Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal.”

Three Kentucky organizations were selected as grant recipients of more than $40,000 for The Big Read, a NEA initiative that supports community reading programs. The Big Read program’s goal is to broaden understanding of the world, communities and individuals through the joy of sharing a good book. Gateway Community and Technical College in Florence received $12,100 to build a program around “A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest J. Gaines. Ashland’s Paramount Arts Center will use its $14,000 grant for a program centered on Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Pennyroyal Arts Council in Hopkinsville received $14,000 for its program on books by Edgar Allan Poe.

We congratulate each of those organizations receiving regional and national grant funding and encourage members of those communities to participate in those local programs that will benefit from the funding. They exist to serve you.

Lori Meadows
Executive Director


Kentucky Arts Council launches redesigned website
The Kentucky Arts Council launched a new version of its website today,


Aug. 15
Architectural Artists Directory

Aug. 15
Kentucky Crafted

HOLIDAYS (state offices closed)

Sept. 5 – Labor Day


Artists sought for Ohio Valley Art League wildlife exhibit
The Ohio Valley Art League and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are inviting artists to enter the 2016 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit. This is the 12th biennial year for this juried wildlife exhibit.

99 Days of Summer offers fun ideas for Kentucky travelers
The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism announced the launch of 99 Days of Summer, an interactive section of the website with travel suggestions for the 2016 summer season through Labor Day weekend.



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