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Kentucky Arts Council

Tom Musgrave

Kentucky Arts Council Tours Partners, Holds
Board Meeting in Northern Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 30, 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.

The board met in public at the Behringer-Crawford Museum, with many representative of northern Kentucky arts organizations and business and community members attending as guests.

Following the meeting, the board toured Hellmann Creative Center, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s IMAX property, and The Carnegie, where the board took part in the opening reception for “The Nothing that Is: A Drawing Show in Five Parts.” The exhibit includes work by more than 90 artists.

After the board meeting, arts council board members and meeting visitors enjoyed an exhibit titled “Lineillism Revealed: The Birth of a New Art Form” by Henry County native Jim Hall. Hall, and filmmaker Steve Oldfield of Bellevue, spoke about the artwork and about an award-winning documentary Oldfield made about Hall’s life and work.

The arts council’s visit to northern Kentucky gave the organization an opportunity to see the work being done by three arts groups that the council supported in fiscal year 2017 with operational funding through the Kentucky Arts Partnership grants – The Carnegie and the Behringer-Crawford Museum, both in Kenton County; and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra in Campbell County.

During the meeting, the arts council board heard reports from staff about the success of the recent Arts Day in Kentucky on Feb. 24 and Poetry Out Loud state finals competition for Kentucky high school students on March 7. Staff members discussed initiatives relating to arts education, community art projects and the upcoming Kentucky Cultural Accessibility Summit March 30 in Bowling Green, and Kentucky Writers’ Day activities May 1 at the Old State Capitol in Frankfort.

KAC Board Meeting

Caption: Lydia Bailey Brown, Kentucky Arts Council executive director, updates arts council board members on the agency’s activities. The board met March 10 at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington.

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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.