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Kentucky Arts Council

Sept. 19, 2016

Wyatt Daglã Severs

Wyatt Daglã Severs

Where I'm From: A Poetry Place

Where I'm From:
A Poetry of Place

Kentucky Master Class

Join us for
Kentucky Master Class
Oct. 13 - Frankfort

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,

Last week several Kentucky Arts Council staff members were in Grand Rapids, Mich., representing Kentucky at the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies conference. We heard from National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu about the Creativity Connects initiative, among other speakers. The staff has returned with plenty of new ideas about how to serve you and carry out our mission as your state arts agency.

You might remember in early summer we announced Hardin County basketmaker Leona Waddell had been honored as a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship recipient. She will be honored Sept. 28, along with the other eight awardees, during a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. We wish her well in her travels to the nation’s capital and know she will be a first-rate ambassador for the Commonwealth’s stellar community of artists.

Interviews with the fellowship recipients, including Waddell, will be broadcast on the public radio program American Routes during the week of Thanksgiving. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for a reminder and if you miss the program, we’ll provide a link to the audio.

As we mentioned in the previous newsletter, the arts council is moving from Capital Plaza Tower to Capital Center East, 1025 Capital Center Drive in Frankfort. That’s just off Versailles Road, about halfway between Interstate 64 and Leestown Road (US 421). The phone number, 502-564-3757, will remain the same.

Our first day in the new office will be Oct. 4, but we will be moving items from the Tower to the new office Oct. 3-7. This means we may not be readily accessible via phone or email at some point during that week. As our moving week gets closer, we will try to be more specific as to when our communications “blackout” period may be. Keep an eye on social media and our website for details, as well as an updated staff phone directory.

Lori Meadows
Executive Director


Kentucky Arts Council’s Master Class
a Valuable Tool for Event Planners

The 2016 Master Class will be 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at The Grand Theatre in Frankfort. The event is free, but requires advance registration.

Murray Woodworker is Featured Artist for September, October
Murray woodworking artist Wyatt Daglã Severs is the Kentucky Arts Council’s featured artist for September and October.

Kentucky Arts Council Launches New Arts Education Grant, Showcasing the Arts
A new educational program from the Kentucky Arts Council is offering teachers and school administrators the opportunity to bring quality Kentucky-based visual and performing artists into schools as part of its Showcasing the Arts grant.

Kentucky Arts Council Funds 11 Consultancies through
Kentucky Peer Advisory Network Grants

The Kentucky Arts Council will fund consultancies for seven groups and four individuals through the Kentucky Peer Advisory Network (KPAN).

‘Makings of a Master’ Exhibit Heads to Whitley County
in Time for Williamsburg Old Fashioned Trading Days

The Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling exhibit “Makings of a Master” will be on display beginning Sept. 8 in Whitley County.


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Oct. 7


Kentucky Master Class
Oct. 13



Sept. 30
Kentucky Poet Laureate Nomination

Oct. 1
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Oct. 14
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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.

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.



South Arts

We invite you to
join us in building
a better South
through the arts.

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