Constance Alexander: Mosaic garden project helps ensure that adults with disabilities are not overlooked

Debi Henry Danielson places a box of 3 by 6-inch blocks on the table and says, “I can’t wait to start piecing it together.” Neither can her volunteers from Murray’s WATCH Inc., a local organization that assists adults with disabilities in becoming fully integrated into the community. They are working on pieces of a community mosaic — a garden of sorts — that will be on permanent...

Constance Alexander: Inspired by a few ‘favorite things,’ arts bookmaking workshop a success

One of Allison Salazar’s favorite things is her service dog, Espy, short for Esperanza, which means “hope” in Spanish. Asked about other things she loves, Allison confesses a preference for the colors purple and pink, friends and the Special Olympics. Assisted by her mother, Kathy Salazar, Allison participated in a bookmaking workshop that showcases favorite things. Artist Nicole Hand guided...

Murray-Calloway County Endowment for Health Care receives Arts Access grant

The Murray-Calloway County Endowment for Health Care and award-winning writer Constance Alexander are recipients of an Arts Access Grant from the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency supported by state tax dollars and the National Endowment for the Arts. Entitled “Hope & Glory: The Art of Inclusion,” the grant will support a year-long series of hands-on arts experiences, as well as...