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Kentucky Arts Council

Sept. 8, 2016

Wyatt Daglã Severs

Wyatt Daglã Severs

USDA Grant

Arts council
received $51,000 USDA grant

Where I'm From: A Poetry Place

Where I'm From:
A Poetry of Place

Makings of a Master

Master Folk Arts Exhibit
through Nov. 30

Kentucky Arts Council



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Lori Meadows
Dear Stakeholders in the Arts,

We’re on the move!

The Kentucky Arts Council is moving offices from its current home in Capital Plaza Tower to Capital Complex East just off Versailles Road in Frankfort. We are conveniently accessible from both Interstate 64 and Leestown Road (US 421).

Our new address will be:

1025 Capital Center Dr., 3rd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

The change in address will be effective Oct. 4. The Kentucky Arts Council staff will be working diligently doing final packing for the move from Sept. 19-30. Please be patient if you are awaiting a returned phone call or email, as staff members may be shuttling between buildings during this time.

Feel free to stop by and see us in our new location!

One staff member who will not be making the move with us is our database manager, Deborah Catlett. Deborah retired Aug. 31 after 20 years with state government, the past 16 of which were with the arts council. Deborah will be spending time with family as she enjoys a richly deserved retirement. Deborah was our go-to database guru. If you needed an email list of ceramicists who live in western Kentucky and who were born in 1957, she could probably generate that list without blinking. Her talent and good nature will be missed around the office. Help me salute her for a job well done.

Just a reminder that Arts in Education Week is Sept. 11-17. Teachers, let us know what you’re doing to celebrate. Share photos during the week on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #kyarts50.

Lori Meadows
Executive Director


Deadline for Schools to Register for Poetry Out Loud is Sept. 15
The Kentucky Arts Council has opened registration for the 2016-17 season of Poetry Out Loud, a poetry recitation contest sponsored by the arts council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.


Sept. 15
Poetry Out Loud

HOLIDAYS (state offices closed)

Sept. 5 – Labor Day


Great American Dulcimer Convention
The Great American Dulcimer Convention will celebrate its 40th anniversary Sept. 23-24 at Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville.

The hills will be alive with music at Carter Caves
Carter Caves State Resort Park will host the 47th annual Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin’ Sept. 7-10. The festival that began as a family reunion honors old-time music and eastern Kentucky traditions as well as the late master fiddler J.P. Fraley. Musicians will be jamming in parking lots and sharing music around the campfires of Carter Caves State Resort Park. Musical instruments such as the dulcimer, fiddle and guitar are used to tell stories about life long ago in the eastern Kentucky foothills.

New Artisan Review application deadline Sept. 30
Three times a year the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea holds review sessions to consider works and products by Kentucky artisans who are not juried members of the Kentucky Arts Council programs or the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen. Applications for the next review session are due Sept. 30.



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