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Kentucky Arts Council honors 16 artists with Al Smith Fellowships, five with Emerging Arts Awards

Sixteen Kentucky artists have been awarded $7,500 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council for exemplifying excellence in their respective creative disciplines. The prestigious award, named in honor of former arts council board chair and Kentucky journalist Al Smith, recognizes professional artists who have reached a high level of achievement in their careers. Since its...

Kentucky writers of fiction, nonfiction, plays, poetry win Al Smith Individual Fellowships

Six Kentucky artists have been awarded Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council for demonstrating a high level of excellence and creativity in their literary arts careers.   Carrie Jewell is a professor of English at Murray State University. (Photo from MSU) The award, named in honor of Kentucky journalist Al Smith, recognizes professional artists who have reached...