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Kentucky Arts Council

Oct. 20, 2016

Wyatt Daglã Severs

Wyatt Daglã Severs

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,

The annual Governor’s Awards in the Arts ceremony is Friday, and we’re excited to welcome our recipients to Frankfort! We hope you can join us as well. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda and a reception will immediately follow on the Mezzanine.

Governor’s Awards in the Arts recipients are:

Milner Award - Chester and Ann Grundy, Lexington
Artist Award - Guy Kemper, Versailles
Business Award - Owensboro Health, Owensboro
Education Award - Miles Osland, Lexington
Folk Heritage Award - Hindman Dulcimer Project, Hindman
Government Award - Kentucky Commission on the Deaf
and Hard of Hearing, Frankfort
Media Award - PADUCAH LIFE Magazine, Paducah
National Award - Wendy Whelan, Louisville native

Coming in November, we are participating in the Kentucky Humanities Council’s annual Kentucky Book Fair, Nov. 5 at the Frankfort Convention Center.

And save the date – Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Lexington Convention Center – for the Kentucky Arts Council’s third annual Creative Industry Summit. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details about this important event.

Lori Meadows
Executive Director


Deadline to Submit ‘Where I’m From’ Poem is Dec. 1
George Ella Lyon’s term as Kentucky Poet Laureate has only a few months remaining, but the Harlan County native’s story collection project, “‘Where I’m From’: A Poetry of Place,” will live beyond her tenure as the state’s literary ambassador.

Arts Access Assistance Grant to Focus on Families Affected by Long-Term Separation
In recent years the Kentucky Arts Council’s Arts Access Assistance grant has supported programs for senior citizens, Appalachian communities and Kentuckians with disabilities. For the 2017 fiscal year, the grant will focus on serving, through the arts, children with one or more parents who, for a variety of reasons, are separated from the family home for a long-term period.

Commemorative Award for the Governor’s Award in the Arts Designed by Bardstown Artist
Recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Awards in the Arts, the state’s highest honors in the arts, will each receive a handmade platter created by Kentucky Crafted artist Matthew Gaddie of Bardstown.

19 Artists Selected for Kentucky Crafted Program
Lexington screenprinting artists Sara and Brian Turner have been creating art together since meeting at the University of Kentucky in 1998. In 2003 they opened Cricket Press, and this year they will be able to add the distinction of the Kentucky Crafted brand to their body of work.

Kentucky Arts Council Traveling Exhibit ‘Ways of Seeing’ Begins Statewide Journey in Hindman
Artwork that depicts an alternate reality is the feature of the Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling exhibit titled “Ways of Seeing.” The exhibit will run from October 2016 through December 2017.


Oct. 21
Governor's Awards in the Arts ceremony



Nov. 15

Dec. 15
Kentucky Peer Advisory Network

Dec. 15
Specialists with Arts Tactics

HOLIDAYS (state offices closed)

Nov. 8 - Presidential Election

Nov. 11 – Veterans Day

Nov. 24-25 - Thanksgiving


Feats of Clay - October Brings Pottery Events to the Kentucky Artisan Center
From hand built jugs to wheel thrown pottery, visitors will have the chance to watch the magic as potters turn lumps of clay into dinnerware, vessels and sculptures.

Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky artisans
A new gallery exhibit “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans” runs through Feb. 25 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, showcasing the work of 33 Kentucky artists.



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