Kentucky Arts Council Newsroom
2017 Quarter 1 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.
- Kentucky Arts Council Visits Partners, Holds Board Meeting in Northern Kentucky
March 28, 2017
The Kentucky Arts Council board of directors toured northern Kentucky arts venues March 10 during its visit to Covington for the arts council’s first quarter board meeting.
Celebrate Kentucky Writers’ Day Across Kentucky
March 27, 2017
Kentucky Writers’ Day is May 1, and for Kentuckians who can’t travel to Frankfort for the celebration, the Kentucky Arts Council provides a planning guide for recognizing Writers’ Day in their own communities.
- Owensboro Earns
Creative District Designation
March 27, 2017
The Kentucky Arts Council today announced that Owensboro has been named a Kentucky Creative District.
- Musical Variety Highlights Kentucky Stage at Kentucky Crafted: The Market
March 24, 2017
Diverse musical sounds from 14 musical acts ranging from world music to Kentucky bluegrass will fill the air April 22-23 at the Lexington Convention Center on The Kentucky Stage during Kentucky Crafted: The Market.
Kentucky Crafted: The Market Offers Variety of Hands-On Activities
March 23, 2017
In addition to featuring dozens of the Kentucky Arts Council’s finest visual and craft artists, Kentucky Crafted: The Market, provides guests the opportunity to make and learn about art firsthand during the April 22-23 event at the Lexington Convention Center.
- Master Woodworker Will Demonstrate Chairmaking at Makings of a Master Exhibit in Louisa
March 22, 2017
Kentucky master woodworker Terry Ratliff, of Martin, will demonstrate his craft at 6 p.m., April 13, at Lawrence County Public Library.
- Kentucky Arts Council Co-presenting Cultural Accessibility Summit, March 30 in Bowling Green
March 21, 2017
As the baby boom generation ages and more inclusive classrooms are able take field trips, accommodating people with disabilities at performance halls and museums is taking center stage.
- Kentucky Arts Council’s ‘The Illustrated Word’ Exhibit on Display at Kentucky
Crafted: The Market
March 14, 2017
The Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling exhibit, “The Illustrated Word,” will take a brief detour from visiting Kentucky libraries to be featured at Kentucky Crafted: The Market, April 22-23 at the Lexington Convention Center.
Grant County Senior Becomes Two-Time Kentucky Poetry Out Loud Champion
March 9, 2017
Grant County High School senior Haley Bryan earned her second state champion title March 7 at the Kentucky Poetry Out Loud State Finals in Frankfort.
Kentucky Arts Council Board to Meet March 10 in Covington
March 3, 2017
The Kentucky Arts Council first quarter board meeting will be held at 1 p.m., March 10 at the Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road-Devou Park in Covington.
Murray Writer is Kentucky Arts Council’s Featured Artist for March, April
March 1, 2017
Constance Alexander, a writer of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays and essays, has been selected as the Kentucky Arts Council’s Featured Artist for March and April.
- Kentucky Crafted: The Market
Set for April 21-23
Feb. 27, 2017
The best opportunity to purchase Kentucky art work will be when largest number of Kentucky artists gather for the 35th Kentucky Crafted: The Market, April 21-23 at the Lexington Convention Center.
Kentucky Arts Council Seeking Artists for Teaching Artists Directory
Feb. 27, 2017
Kentucky artists who wish to be considered for inclusion in the Kentucky Arts Council’s Teaching Artists Directory must apply by April 13.
Arts Council Accepting Entries for Governor’s Derby Exhibit
Feb. 17, 2017
The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting artists’ submissions for the Governor’s Derby Exhibit. The application deadline is March 29.
Kentucky Crafted: The Market Set for April 21-23
Feb. 16, 2017
The best opportunity to purchase Kentucky artwork will be when the largest number of Kentucky artists gather for the 35th Kentucky Crafted: The Market, April 21-23 at the Lexington Convention Center.
- Owsley County Training to Address Partnership Between Farmers,
Artists at Local Farmers Market
Feb. 14, 2017
Owsley County residents interested in learning about helping their community thrive are invited to a “Gathering of Farmers and Artists,” 5-7 p.m., Feb. 16 at Owsley County Public Library, 185 state highway 11 in Booneville.
‘The Illustrated Word’ Traveling Exhibit Kicks Off in Spencer County
Feb. 10, 2017
Many library patrons may remember the days of flipping through the cards in a card catalog drawer to find information and the location of books in the library. Although that practice has gone away with the advent of computer based searches, Woodford County artist Jennifer Dunham has kept the cards alive in her own artwork.
24 Artists Selected for ‘Kentucky Visions at the Capitol’
Feb. 7, 2017
The work of 24 Kentucky artists will grace the hallways of the Capitol Annex beginning Feb. 6.
Arts Day in Kentucky Celebrates Support for the Arts
Jan. 26, 2017
The Kentucky Arts Council and arts organizations from across the state will celebrate Arts Day in Kentucky, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Capitol Rotunda, 700 Capital Ave. in Frankfort.
- Chinese Pipa Musician Presents Concert for Makings of a Master
Exhibit in Booneville
Jan. 24, 2016
Kentucky master pipa player Hong Shao will give a free performance and presentation on traditional Chinese music 12:30 p.m., Jan. 26 at Owsley County Public Library.
Three Complete Community Scholars Training in Hopkinsville
Jan. 10, 2017
When Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park hosted the Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling “Makings of a Master” exhibit this summer, it was a first for the state park system. But the exhibit, which chronicles Kentucky’s folklife and traditions, also lit a fire in Park Manager Peter Bowles to enroll in the arts council’s Community Scholars Program.
- Webinars Scheduled for Prospective
Applicants to Al Smith Fellowship, Emerging Artist Award,Performing Artists Directory
Jan. 6, 2017
The Kentucky Arts Council will offer webinars to assist artists seeking to apply for the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship, Emerging Artist Award or Performing Artists Directory.
- Morehead Traditional Musician is Kentucky Arts Council’s Featured
Artist for Jan., Feb.
Jan. 5, 2017
Morehead musician Jesse Wells is the Kentucky Arts Council’s featured artist for Jan. and Feb..
23 Schools to Compete at Poetry Out Loud State Finals in March
Jan. 4, 2017
Twenty-three Kentucky schools will send students to compete on March 7 for the title of state champion in the Poetry Out Loud statewide competition.
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