Debi Danielson

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The Murray-Calloway County Endowment for Health Care will use an Arts Access Grant from the Kentucky Arts Council to support hands-on arts experiences over the next year. The project is entitled “Hope & Glory: The Art of Inclusion.” Award-winning writer Constance Alexander, Murray Art Guild Executive Director Debi Danielson and Murray State University Professor Nicole Hand speak with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good on how arts-related programming and community outreach will celebrate adults with disabilities and increase awareness of their contributions to the community’s well-being.

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Murray Art Guild hosts their annual Summer Art Party tomorrow night from 6 to 9 pm. A celebration of local arts, the event features live music from The Savage Radley and Eddy Grove Duo, artists doing demonstrations, alla prima by Joy Thomas, and a new exhibit by Murray State Alumna Frances Wells. Debi Danielson stops by Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte about the event.

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Murray Art Guild hosts their 27th annual exhibition of work by local artists in "Visual Evidence," which opens in conjunction with the Community Art Hop this April. The Guild's Executive Director Debi Danielson stops by Sounds Good to speak with Kate about the competition and about her own exhibit on display March 6 of photography related to the "Art of Caregiving" project organized by Constance Alexander.

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Holiday shopping begins with several local art sales and festivals around the region this weekend. Murray Art Guild's director Debi Danielson joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good because tonight, tomorrow and Sunday the Miller Center on Murray's Courthouse Square features the cornucopia of items available in its annual Holiday Sale, featuring a variety of mediums crafted by local artists.

The Murray Art Guild hosts its first annual Garden Walk event this Saturday, featuring art, live local music, food and activities for kids. Director Debi Danielson visits Sounds Good for a preview, including insight into the beginnings of a gourd tunnel!

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Murray Art Guild 'Side by Side' 2014 is now on display in the Guild Gallery. Sponsored by VSA Kentucky, a statewide organization that works to incorporate the arts for students with disabilities, the project pairs local students with artists in the community to create original, collaborative artwork. Murray Art Guild Executive Director Debi Danielson brings some creations to our studio and describes how the kids and artists worked together.

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Monster draw rally, food on sticks, artist demos and live music... The Murray Art Guild's Summer Art Party is tomorrow night from 6 to 9. Debi Danielson visits Sounds Good to speak with Jenni Todd about the event, featuring the Eddy Grove Trio and the Savage Radley. Hear the conversation:

Murray Art Guild is calling for entries for its 26th annual exhibition celebrating local and regional contemporary artists. MAG Director Debi Danielson joins Kate Lochte for more about Visual Evidence 2014 - the entry deadline is Wednesday, February 19. The opening reception is March 15.

Murray Art Guild's 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Project

Oct 15, 2013

The Murray Art Guild and partners host a 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Project to benefit Needline of Murray and Calloway County Friday. Guild Director Debi Danielson is here with Nicole Schmittou, representing MSU Nutrition students cooking the soup that will go in the bowls after they are made. Debi describes the project - an effort to fight hunger needs in the community. The bowls are made by local artists and volunteers - all are welcome. A fundraising event is then held, where the bowls are sold as a donation. This event is Friday, (October 18) from 7 to 10 pm at the Murray Art Guild. See more on the Murray Art Guild website.

Murray Art Guild's City Wide Art Hop

Oct 3, 2013

Debi Danielson, Executive Director of the Murray Art Guild speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the Guild's City Wide Art Hop this Friday (October 4). Five locations host seven exhibitions. The event begins at the Guild (500 N. 4th St) with "From One Generation to the Next" by George Beard and Justin Roberts: Willow. The second stop is Miller Center (201 S. 4th) with "PROOFS photography & the Cardboard ARTcade. Third stop is 412 Main St. (next to Mugsy's) showcasing "Out of the Dark: Murray High School Student Art Show" arranged by instructor Ted Dotson. The fourth stop is at the MSU Clara Eagle Galleries (6th floor Fine Arts Building, 15th & Olive) with "Goldfields" photography in the main gallery and "Simulacra" works in clay in the upper gallery. And the final stop is at the MSU Curris Center Gallery (bottom floor Curris Center at Chestnut St.) with "Iowa MFA Candidates" featuring work in metal, ceramics, print and painting. See more on Murray Art Guild's Facebook page