Kentucky Arts Council Newsroom
2016 Quarter 4 Press Releases
Below you will find a list of archived press releases. Click on the title to view the full text of the press release.
- Arts Council Accepting Applications for Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship,
Emerging Artist Award
December 21, 2016
Robert Salyer has been making social justice documentaries most of his adult life, and the Letcher County native said receiving an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council in 2014 put a quality stamp on his decade of production.
- Buyer Registration Open for Kentucky Crafted: The Market
December 20, 2016
Buyers and representatives of retail businesses interested in offering fine art and Kentucky-made products to their customers can register now to attend Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2017 at the Lexington Convention Center.
Kentucky Arts Council Board to Meet Dec. 5 in Berea
November 29, 2016
The Kentucky Arts Council fourth quarter board meeting will be noon, Dec. 5 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, 200 Artisan Way in Berea.
- Give a
Gift Made in Kentucky Campaign Kicks Off
November 22, 2016
The Kentucky Arts Council, with the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, launched the 2016 “Give a Gift Made in Kentucky” campaign today. The campaign, which features a variety of work by Kentucky-based artists, will run through Dec. 31.
- Kentucky Arts Council Hosting Third Annual Creative Industry
Summit Nov. 30 in Lexington
The Kentucky Arts Council’s third annual Creative Industry Summit, Nov. 30 at the Lexington Convention Center, will continue building on the success from the previous two conferences, adding even more programming about emerging creative endeavors in the Commonwealth.
- Owensboro Sculptor Named Kentucky Arts Council Featured
Artist for November, December
November 1, 2016
Owensboro sculptor William Kolok is the Kentucky Arts Council’s featured artist for November and December.
8 Complete Kentucky Arts Council Community Scholars Training in Booneville
October 27, 2016
When veteran English teacher Stella Baker retired in July, she wanted to stay involved in her Owsley County community, and she wanted to do it in a meaningful way. She was one of eight participants who enrolled in the Kentucky Arts Council’s Community Scholars program to learn how she could be a more effective community asset.
to Submit ‘Where I’m From’ Poem is Dec. 1
October 19, 2016
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
October 18, 2016
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
October 17, 2016
Recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Awards in the Arts, the state’s highest honors in the arts, will each receive a handmade bowl created by Kentucky Crafted artist Matthew Gaddie of Bardstown.
- 19 Artists
Selected for Kentucky Crafted Program
October 13, 2016
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
Oct. 3, 2016
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.
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