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Arts Council of Mercer Co. launching new lineup of classes for new year of creativity

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The Arts Council of Mercer County is launching a new lineup of arts classes for the new year. The wide array of offerings features exploration of the fiber arts, an introduction to art for the young ones and the return …

Patients and visitors alike get creative with
a little help from their Markey Center friends

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  By Allison Perry Special to KyForward   With a table stacked full of pre-cut patterns, markers, stamps and various creative accoutrements, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Art Therapist Fran Belvin is determined to bring a little holiday cheer …

Discussion of new book of Thomas Merton letters set for UK Art Museum Friday

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  University Press of Kentucky, in partnership with The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky and University of Kentucky Libraries, will celebrate the publication of The Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam …

Kentucky Conservatory Theatre welcomes partners to launch new Winterfest in January

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The Kentucky Conservatory Theatre (KCT) will be welcoming two companies, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Blackbird Dance Theatre, as co-producers for its newly launched Winterfest, which will have its inaugural season in January/February 2015.   KCT will join forces with the …

Collection of equine photographer Barrett added to archives at Keeneland Library

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  The Keeneland Library has acquired the collection of prominent Southern California equine photographer Katey Barrett, including some 12,000 color slides, as well as print photographs and race track programs.   “Katey is a true pioneer in Turf photography, and …

‘She takes one’s breath away!’ Kentucky native gaining notice for work on Shakespeare stage

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  By Cindy Long Special to KyForward   Actress Jessica Wortham has a new clipping to add to her a portfolio. And the New York Times review of her recent lead role as Queen Katherine in William Shakespeare’s Henry VIII …

Reports shows state’s ‘often misunderstood’ creative industry generates $1.9B in earnings

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Kentucky’s creative industry generates $1.9 billion in earnings and accounts for 2.5 percent overall Kentucky employment, according to the just-released Kentucky Creative Industry Report.   Commissioned by the Kentucky Arts Council, the report creates a baseline assessment of the number …

UK Fine Arts rings in the holidays with classical offerings, new opera production

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From the university’s art studios to the stages of Singletary Center for the Arts and Lyric Theatre, students in the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts are ringing in the holiday season with everything from classic annual offerings to …

LexArts, LFUCG announce finalists for the public art project for Oliver Lewis Way Bridge

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  LexArts Inc., in association with 2nd District Council Member Shevawn Akers and the LFUCG Corridors Commission, earlier this year issued a call to artists for the creation of public art that enhances the Oliver Lewis Way Bridge, located just …

Trio of UK vocalists capture district auditions to advance to Metropolitan Opera regionals

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Three University of Kentucky vocalists, graduates Rebecca Farley and Matthew Turner and graduate student Christopher Kenney, were named winners of the Kentucky District Auditions of the Metropolitan (Met) Opera National Council Auditions held last weekend at Memorial Hall.   Farley, …