Kentucky Arts Council

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   Selected as a 2016 Featured Artist by the Kentucky Arts Council, Wyatt Severs describes his award-winning woodworking as "a collaboration between the trees, modern tools, and [himself]." Severs visits Sounds Good to discuss his art and his upcoming appearance on Kentucky Educational Television's program, Kentucky Life

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    Constance Alexander is a prolific poet, author, and businesswoman. In March/April of 2017, she was the featured artist of the Kentucky Arts Council. In honor of National Poetry Month, she visits Sounds Good to recite poetry minutes and discuss upcoming NPM events. 

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The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded a total of $1.2 million dollars to 95 arts organizations throughout the Commonwealth for the 2018 fiscal year.

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The Kentucky Arts Council has named Lydia Bailey Brown to serve as its new Executive Director.

Some state cultural leaders are concerned that a Kentucky arts agency restructured by Gov. Matt Bevin on Friday will prioritize commercial over creative value in the arts, diminishing their overall impact in the commonwealth.

The Kentucky Arts Council is designed to generate value for, participation in and benefit from the arts. Funding for the agency — which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year — is provided by the General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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Governor Matt Bevin has issued an executive order reorganizing the Kentucky Arts Council. Bevin has appointed 11 new members and reduced the size from 16 to 15.

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Kentucky's poet laureate, George Ella Lyon, is collecting poems from each of the state's counties for her "'Where I'm From': A Poetry of Place" project.

The Kentucky Arts Council says teachers and administrators can apply to participate in a new program that will bring professional artists into schools.

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A Murray woodworking artist has been selected as the Kentucky Arts Council’s featured artist for the months of September and October.

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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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