Kentucky Arts Council presents the Governor’s Awards in the Arts
On Oct. 20 First Lady Jane Beshear will honor the 2011 recipients of the Governor’s Awards in the Arts on behalf of Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Arts Council. The presentation of the Commonwealth’s highest honor in the arts will be at 10 a.m. EDT in the Capitol Rotunda. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception on the mezzanine.
The Governor’s Awards in the Arts are presented in nine different categories. The Milner Award was the first established and remains the most prestigious. The 2011 Governor’s Awards in the Arts recipients are:
||Steven Curtis Chapman
||Kenneth von Roenn Jr.
|Community Arts Award
||The National Quilt Museum
||School for Creative and
Performing Arts (SCAPA)
|Folk Heritage Award
||Helen LaFrance Orr
||Rep. Louise Slaughter
For more information about the Governor’s Awards in the Arts and the 2011 recipients, go to http://artscouncil.ky.gov/KentuckyArt/GovAward2011.htm.
The Governor’s Awards in the Arts program will be broadcast on Kentucky Educational Television (KET) at the following times:
- KET2 Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 9 p.m. EDT
- KETKY Thursday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m. EDT
- KET Friday, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m. EDT
- KETKY Friday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. EDT
- KETKY Saturday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. EDT
- KETKY Saturday, Nov. 5, at 11 p.m. EDT
- KET Sunday, Nov. 6, at 3 p.m. EST
- KETKY Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. EST
Nomination forms for the 2012 Governor’s Awards in the Arts are currently available at http://artscouncil.ky.gov/Opportunities/GovAwards.htm.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts 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.