arts http://wkms.org en Kentucky Arts Council Seeks Your Input in Shaping Future of Arts in Commonwealth http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-arts-council-seeks-your-input-shaping-future-arts-commonwealth <p>Kentucky Arts Council's executive director Lori Meadows visits <em>Sounds Good</em> to talk about the Council's efforts this summer to get younger people involved in its creative industries study and strategic plan. These are two surveys on their site, which seek input in shaping the future of arts in the Commonwealth, from classical arts to folk and traditional arts in all disciplines.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Hear the conversation:</em></p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 16:50:01 +0000 Kate Lochte 40917 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Arts Council Seeks Your Input in Shaping Future of Arts in Commonwealth From Drawing to Metalsmithing, Murray State's Summer Art Workshop http://wkms.org/post/drawing-metalsmithing-murray-states-summer-art-workshop <p>Nicole Hand directs the Murray State Summer Art Workshop that is for freshman-seniors, June 8-13. The workshop has been going since the 1980's and this is Dale Leys 30th year teaching drawing in the workshop. Nicole and her husband Jim Bryant also run a website called <a href="http://murraykid.com">Murray Kid</a>, as well as a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Murray-Kid/186995581386552">Facebook page</a> of children's events activities in the Murray area. Kate Lochte speaks with Hand on <em>Sounds Good</em> about the art workshop and her work with Murray Kid.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 19:30:03 +0000 Kate Lochte 40373 at http://wkms.org From Drawing to Metalsmithing, Murray State's Summer Art Workshop New Arts Research: Serious Business for Kentucky Economy http://wkms.org/post/new-arts-research-serious-business-kentucky-economy <p>A national measurement of arts and culture's impact on the economics of our country is welcome news for the Kentucky Arts Council whose grants impact so many of our communities and artists in western Kentucky. Kate Lochte speaks with KAC Communications Director Emily Moses about the new research and what it means for Kentucky.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:29:09 +0000 Kate Lochte 38336 at http://wkms.org New Arts Research: Serious Business for Kentucky Economy Coffeehouse Day for Governor's School for the Arts http://wkms.org/post/coffeehouse-day-governors-school-arts <p>The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts alumni host showcases across Kentucky on November 23. Stephen Keene stops by <em>Sounds Good </em>to tell Todd Hatton about the event at Fidalgo Bay in Murray. From Noon to 3, alumni will be performing monologues, poetry, singing, dancing, and more.</p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/179297768928583/?ref=22">See more about the event on Facebook</a>.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:08:02 +0000 Todd Hatton 36804 at http://wkms.org Coffeehouse Day for Governor's School for the Arts MSU Holiday Art Auction Preview http://wkms.org/post/msu-holiday-art-auction-preview <p>Murray State's Clara Eagle Gallery Director Colin Nesbit&nbsp;joined us during <em>Sounds Good</em> today to talk about the Holiday Art Auction coming up Friday, November&nbsp;22nd. Bidding begins at 6:30 pm, the reception starts at 7:30. The gallery is on the 6th floor of the Doyle Fine Arts Building<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The auction features original works from area artists, faculty, alumni and students – with proceeds funding scholarships and the visiting artist program.</span></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:48:05 +0000 Tracy Ross 36582 at http://wkms.org MSU Holiday Art Auction Preview Arts Council Announces New Grants for Underserved Groups http://wkms.org/post/arts-council-announces-new-grants-underserved-groups <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The Kentucky Arts Council is launching a new grant program to fund arts experiences for underserved populations.&nbsp;The first fiscal year of funding for the new Arts Access Assistance program will go to programs and organizations offering “creative aging and lifelong learning” arts programs for senior citizens across the state.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:09:30 +0000 Erin Keane (KPR) 25006 at http://wkms.org Arts Council Announces New Grants for Underserved Groups Barta Retires as Arts Council Director http://wkms.org/post/barta-retires-arts-council-director <p>The Pennyroyal Arts Council Executive Director will retire at the end of December. Carol Barta leaves the organization after eight years. Barta’s tenure included overseeing the renovation of Hopkinsville’s Alhambra Theatre, which was completed in 2008. Pennyroyal Arts Council Board President Ann Nichols says a search committee is in the process of looking for a new director. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:58:41 +0000 Angela Hatton 22050 at http://wkms.org Barta Retires as Arts Council Director Ponti signs on for 3 more years at PSO http://wkms.org/post/ponti-signs-3-more-years-pso <p>Paducah Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director Raffaele Ponti will extend his tenure with the PSO through 2016.&nbsp; Executive Director Daniel Sene announced the extension to audience members at Saturday’s symphony season opener.&nbsp; Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:56:52 +0000 Todd Hatton 21898 at http://wkms.org Ponti signs on for 3 more years at PSO