Creativity/Innovation

 

Showcasing the Arts Directory


Solo Artists

Dance

Deborah Denefeld

Dancer
dancindeborah@gmail.com
Jefferson County
A demonstration of ballroom dance from the Colonial Period.

Shuling Fister

Dancer
shulingfister@yahoo.com
Fayette County
Chinese folk and classical dance demonstration and discussion about the cultural significance of each dance with silk fans, umbrellas and ribbons.

Yolantha Harrison-Pace

Dancer
yolanthapace@gmail.com
Boyle County
African dance demonstration using dance vocabulary from the West African movement and culture.

Lakshmi Sriraman

Bharatanatyam
lakshmi@shreedance.com
Fayette County
Demonstration including the various components the ancient art form of Bharatanatyam, demystifying the storytelling aspects and how the art form cuts across cultural and national boundaries.

Smitha Paily

Indian dance
smpaily@yahoo.com
Jefferson County
Students will learn about the history and influence of dance in Indian culture and Indian dance techniques.


Media Arts

Robert Martin

Media artist
bobbyb@clearcreekcreative.net
Madison County
Short films, digital stories and locally crafted public service announcements will open up a dialogue about the importance of having the tools to craft and share your own story with the world.


Music

Carla Gover

Solo musician
carlagover@hotmail.com
Fayette County
Demonstration of the songwriting process, incorporating traditions into performance and how to forge a career pathway through your art.

Art Mize

Duet/ensemble
artmize@windstream.net
Fayette County
Demonstration topics include Celtic fiddle, old time fiddle, bluegrass fiddle and the history of violin making.

Dale Pyatt

Songwriter, musician
greasytown@gmail.com Madison County
Dale will share the craft of writing his original songs in the bluegrass, country and gospel traditions.

Roberta Schultz

Singer, songwriter and drum facilitator
rls@raison3.com
Campbell County
Participatory song for drum circles (like a call response, cadence chant, or echo song) including creating a new melody, matching the melody to words revising and editing the song for ease of performance and the rehearsal process for performance.


Theatre

Greg Acker

Actor
gacker@aol.com
Jefferson County
Demonstration of Indonesian shadow theater and gamelan music accompaniment, with cultural connections to Asian religions, colonial history, drama and dance, science of sound and yoga.

Mary Hamilton

Storyteller
mary@maryhamilton.info
Franklin County
Students will hear a story, evaluate the performance and learn about the process of creating a story and performing.

Dane Hosler

Actor
throgmore@hotmail.com
Madison County
A demonstration of the actor’s toolbox – voice, body and mind. In this participatory presentation, students are selected to perform in an improvisational dramatic representation of a story.

Jeremy Kisling

Playwright
jkisling@lctonstage.org
Fayette County
Students will be introduced to how to write a play based on Jeremy Kisling’s adaption of “ Puss in Boots.” Participatory demonstration with student improvisation.

Robert Martin

Director
bobbyb@clearcreekcreative.net
Madison County
Original monologues and stories from community performance projects that focus on place and a discussion about how they can share their own stories.

Graham Shelby

Storyteller
gshelby3@gmail.com
Jefferson County
Personal essay writing to performance – how to select and craft a story for presentation based on your own writing.

Octavia Sexton

Storyteller
octavia53@windstream.net
Rockcastle County
This demonstration explores the parts of a story through Appalachian Jack Tales.


Visual Arts

Wyatt Severs

Woodworking
wyattsevers@gmail.com
Calloway County
From the simple to the complex, students will be introduced to the art and craft of woodworking.

Pat Banks

Visual artist
patbanks@wildblue.net
Madison County
Demonstration of watercolor painting techniques, process demonstration and how to create a project based on science and natural history or culture and illustration.

Patricia Ritter

Visual artist
artmusic@duo-county.com
Cumberland County
Overview of her art in watercolors, acrylics and photography with discussion of influences, inspirations and ideas used to conceptualize and create her art, demonstration of processes and techniques along with ideas for projects in classrooms and careers in the arts.

Pat Sturtzel

Visual artist
psturtzel@gmail.com
Jefferson County
Textile techniques reflect the culture of a people as well as their environment and the materials available in it. Possible demonstrations include fabric-dyeing, printmaking and quilt making.


Duos

Music

Greg Acker and Hamidou Koivogui

Musicians
gacker@aol.com
Jefferson County
West African culture - how the music, dance and singing reinforce cultural values of inclusion, respect for elders, use (and re-use) of available resources and group effort, especially during a Kuvebo: village-style drum and dance celebration!

Art Mize

Duet/ensemble
artmize@windstream.net
Fayette County
Demonstration topics include Celtic traditional musical form on fiddle, guitar, banjo, flute and keyboard. Styles include old time music; swing jazz from the 20s, 30s and 40s; and bluegrass.

Heath & Molly

Songwriting duo
music@heathandmolly.com
McClean County
Heath and Molly will share their original songs, discuss their inspirations and share the nuts and bolts of their own creative process.

LaMay & Reese

Musician Duo
jfolk@lamay.com
Pulaski County
Explore the European origins of American roots and folk music through traditional songs. Lyric sheets will be provided for singing and group participation.


Theatre

Lexington Children’s Theatre

Technical Theatre
jkisling@lctonstage.org
Fayette County
This demonstration workshop will focus on the design elements of theatre and how directors and designers work together to create a dynamic world of the play.


Trios

Dance

The Lexington Ballet

Ballet
chair@lexingtonballet.org
Fayette County
The Lexington Ballet will demystify classical ballet by bringing the dancers to your school to demonstrate technique, construction, complete a dance sequence and explore choreography.


Music

Hong Shao

Chinese musical instruments
hong.shao@uky.edu
Jessamine County
Introducing Chinese musical instruments including Pipa, Guzeng and Erhu and related skills.

Lorinda Jones

Traditional music
lorinda@lorindajones.com
Hardin County
Exploration of Kentucky’s roots through song and dance tunes reflecting the influence of immigration in the development of traditional folk songs and instruments and their relationship with the songs.

Zoe Speaks

Original and Traditional Music
carlagover@hotmail.com
Fayette County
Zoe Speaks will share their original and traditional music, talk about the music business, engage students in dialogue about the creative process and give students a glimpse into the lives of professional musicians working and creating together.

 

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