Kentucky Arts Council Selects Artists for Arts Education Roster
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Arts Council has accepted eight Kentucky artists to be added to the agency's Arts Education Roster, a resource for teachers and community educators planning for an arts-enriched learning environment. Additionally, two artists currently on the roster have had their eligibility approved for demonstrating and teaching another arts discipline. There are now 55 artists from across the state qualified and available to conduct short-term residencies in Kentucky schools and communities.
Acceptance onto the roster is based on artistic excellence, teaching and residency experience and the quality of proposed residencies, as judged by an independent panel of arts and education professionals through applications review and personal interviews.
The Arts Education Roster is also useful in identifying artists for community projects, youth-at-risk programs, early-childhood education, special education and lifelong-learning programs. For a complete listing of the artists currently on the Arts Education Roster, including contact information and sample residencies, go to http://artistdirectory.ky.gov/aer/.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Contact information for new participants in the Arts Education Roster of Artists program, along with discipline are listed below. Print quality photos are available upon request to email@example.com.
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Arts Education Roster Artists Selected for FY2010
* Denotes artists currently on roster for a diferent discipline.
Charles D. Bissell, Lexington (Fayette)
Discipline: MEDIA ARTS
Beth Dotson Brown, Lancaster (Garrard)
Janis Carter, Louisville (Jefferson)
*Darla Jackson, Cranks (Harlan)
Marie Mitchell, Richmond (Madison)
*Judy Sizemore, McKee (Jackson)
Discipline: FOLKLIFE/TRADITIONAL ARTS
Charles Mason Smith, Richmond (Madison)
Mariya Tarakanova, Louisville (Jefferson)
Deborah J. Thompson, McKee (Jackson)
Discipline: FOLKLIFE/TRADITIONAL ARTS/MUSIC
Melanie VanHouten, Frankfort (Franklin)
Discipline: VISUAL ARTS