Kentucky Arts Council

Through a grant from the Kentucky Arts Council, the Calloway County Public Library recently held a forum on The Art of Caregiving, with a panel of health experts on how to make end of life decisions for family members. As a follow-up, the library is hosting a book discussion on Will Schwalbe's The End of Your Life Book Club in January. Kate Lochte speaks with the library's Sandy Linn about the event and the grant on Sounds Good.

This morning, two west Kentuckians received 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts. On Tuesday, we spoke with Michael Cochran, director of the Market House Theatre of Paducah, which received the Community Arts Award. On Sounds Good, we learn about the work of Murray writer and educator Constance Alexander, who received the Media Award. 

The Kentucky Arts Council features Murray artist Eva King on its website for the month of August. Eva King cites American artists Ellis Wilson, Jacob Lawrence and Jonathan Green her influences. She has painted local scenes for years, inspired by the countryside through which she enjoys running, but has recently turned to a new medium: cut paper. Kate Lochte speaks with King on Sounds Good.

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Murray State University Professor of English Carrie Jerrell has received an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. She is one of six writers chosen for demonstrating a high level of excellence and creativity in their literary ares careers. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Jerrell, reading form her newest work. 

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The Kentucky Arts Council is awarding more than $1.4 million  to arts organizations across the Commonwealth, including support to Calloway, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Graves, McCracken, and Trigg counties. Here's a breakdown of where the award is being allocated in our region: 

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The Kentucky Arts Council has honored an area theater and a writer with  Governor's Awards in the Arts.

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The Kentucky Arts Council has warned arts organizations that receive Kentucky Arts Partnership grants to expect substantial cuts in financial support.

Kentucky Arts Council's executive director Lori Meadows visits Sounds Good 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. 

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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. 

Madisonville and Bowling Green are hosting "Uncommon Wealth," a traveling exhibit of work by Kentucky Artists who have received the Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship over its 30 year history. Brad Downall, Director of the Glema Center at Madisonville Community College, speaks with Kate about the exhibit on Sounds Good.

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