Arts Council
Kentucky Arts Council adds 3 to Performing Arts Directory

Press Release Date:  Thursday, June 26, 2014  
Contact Information:  Emily B. Moses
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 472

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Two individual Kentucky performers and one performance group have been added to the Kentucky Arts Council's Performing Arts Directory, an adjudicated online roster for artists in music, dance, theater and storytelling.

The Performing Arts Directory has long been a resource for performing arts presenters, event planners, libraries, arts organizations, community presenters, businesses and agencies and others who want to hire Kentucky talent for their performance seasons and private events.

"The Arts Directory provides experienced, professional performing artists with opportunities to connect with performing arts venues," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "This is one way the directory adds value to the state's stellar reputation as a long-standing producer of high-quality talent."

The new directory participants are all based in Jefferson County. They are:

  • Stephen Mattingly, classical guitarist
  • Teresa Willis (Alchemy Theater), theater
  • Louisville Leopard Percussionists, youth percussion ensemble

In addition, four other Kentucky performers and one group had their participation in the directory renewed during the latest adjudication process. They are:

  • Pam Holcomb, storyteller, Harlan County
  • Joe Hudson, Kentucky thumbpicking guitar, Muhlenberg County
  • Lexington Ballet Company, Fayette County
  • Lakshmi Sriraman, Indian classical dancer, Fayette County
  • Marcus Wilkerson, singer-songwriter, Fayette County

In addition to booking and performance opportunities, participation in the directory also gives performers access to training in business and marketing and other professional development tools.

For more information about the Performing Arts Directory, visit, or contact Tamara Coffey, individual artist director, at 888-833-2787, ext. 479, or

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.

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