August 18, 2008
FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Arts Council has accepted seven new artists into the Visual Arts at the Market Program. The program is designed to enable Kentucky artists who create two-dimensional artwork - painting, photography, printmaking, etc. - and derivative products from original work to compete in regional, national and international markets. The new Visual Arts at the Market artists are: Gary Bertram of Georgetown, Ronald Davis of Midway, Irina Ilina of Danville, T.J. Johnson of West Liberty, Michael Maydak of Union, Mark Rego of Louisville and Lisa Williamson of Tomahawk.
September 15, 2010
Gifted and talented visual-arts students from East Jessamine Middle School were given an art tour by Andre Pater, a world-renowned artist who has some of his paintings on display at the University of Kentucky Art Museum, Friday, Sept. 3. His collection is on display in conjunction with the Alltech Equine Events in Lexington. The students listened as he spoke about how each painting was inspired. The exhibition, entitled “The Bluegrass Palette of Andre Pater,” will be on display at the University of Kentucky Art Museum until Oct. 10.
November 10, 2004
Dear Editor: Picture a room full of middle school students working with clay. Five students are carefully shaping bowls on pottery wheels. Students work shoulder to shoulder at tables creating a coil pot, a teacup, a mug to honor prisoners of war. On the walls, posters illustrate inspirational pottery. On shelves, rows of student creations wait to be fired in the two kilns in a separate room. Hands and minds are busy. Pottery is one of many arts skills taught at Boyle County Middle School.
July 31, 2006
Boyle and Mercer County arts programs are receiving state grants to enrich arts and cultural life in this area. The Kentucky Arts Council recently approved panel recommendations for operational support funding for 66 non-profit organizations, based in 29 counties, whose primary purpose is to provide arts opportunities for Kentuckians. The Arts Council's competitive General Operating Support I and II awards are based on the size of an organization's operating budget combined with their ability to meet specific performance expectations in the areas of arts delivery, networking and collaboration, diversity, and promoting the value of the arts.
September 11, 2012
In July 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution designating the second week of September as “Arts in Education Week.” The resolution states: “(...) Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines, including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.” The Danville Schools Education Foundation, invites you to help celebrate Arts in Education Week by joining in an exciting and entertaining fundraiser. To kick the school year off, DSEF will host the first annual “Dancing With the Danville STARS!
February 22, 2007
Linda Stratford has been selected as a finalist for the Phillips Book Prize for her manuscript submission, Artists into Frenchmen. The Phillips Book Prize is an annual award given to an emerging scholar for publication of an individual's first book that represents new research in modern or contemporary art. Through a grant from the Phillips Collection Centre for the Study of Modern Art, the winning manuscript will be published by the University of...
July 3, 2012
Transy graduates Nine former George Rogers Clark students were among those receiving degrees during the Transylvania Univestiy commencement May 26 including: Brennan Elizabeth English, the daughter of Mary and Richard English. Benjamin Armstrong Grawe, the son of James and Kathy Grawe. Jeremy Martin Hatler, the son of Martin and Sandra Hatler. Emily Elizabeth Merritt, the daughter of Paul and Linda Merritt. Justin Clay Penticuff, the son of Darryl and Amy Penticuff.
May 3, 2004
Watercolorist Wayne Daugherty is all smiles about his recent admission to the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, a statewide visual arts group based out of Berea. Some artists apply multiple times to the group's two-times per year jury process, but Daugherty made it in his first time trying. He says that to become a member of the group, an artist must submit at least five pieces that are similar, which then are looked over by 10 to 20 people - the jury - who work in "every type of media," Daugherty says.
May 2, 2006
FRANKFORT - Centre College student members of the Kentucky Educators Association were among four university chapters who collaborated with the Kentucky PTA last February to scores hundreds of student "Reflection" pieces from dozens of Kentucky PTA/PTSA elementary, middle, and high schools. June Hyndman, Kentucky PTA Reflections coordinator, said "These future teachers already understand the importance of the arts in schools in Kentucky and across the nation. " What is "Reflections"?
March 23, 2009
Pineville's Preston Slusher has been chosen to receive the Kentucky Star Award, which is given annually to people who have made significant artistic contributions to the state of Kentucky. Slusher's son, Phil, lives in Mercer County. The Kentucky Star Award generally is considered a lifetime achievement award. All art disciplines are included: literary arts, visual arts, theatre and film, instrumental and vocal music, and dance. Recipients must have been born in Kentucky or have resided in Kentucky for at least 10 years.