Thursday, April 9, 2020
Contests

Personnel Cabinet poster contest open to students

The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet’s Office of Employee Relations is celebrating Public Service Recognition Week May 3-9 by inviting students ages 6-18 to participate in a poster contest that acknowledges the achievements and contributions of state employees in their communities.
Announcements

Scholarship available for students who plan to major in studio art, art education

The Tammie DeMessie-Shelton Scholarship will award $500 to two students who plan to major in studio art or art education in college.
Announcements

Nine high school musicians selected for Rose Parade honor band

Nine Kentucky high school students have been selected to participate in the 2021 Bands of America Honor Band in the Rose Parade.
Recognitions

Fayette orchestra director honored string teachers’ group

Nathan Wilson, orchestra director at Leestown Middle School (Fayette County), has received the 2020 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award (grades K-12) from the Kentucky Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
Recognitions

Murray art teacher receives national award from Artsonia

Gena Maley, an art teacher at Murray Middle School (Murray Independent), has been named a recipient of Artsonia’s 2019 Art Education Leadership Award.
Carla Gover, a member of the Kentucky Arts Council’s Teaching Artist Directory, recently conducted a residency with students at Jackson County Middle School. The directory began more than a quarter century ago to provide teachers with a list of teaching artists they could use to bolster their existing arts curriculum or to integrate art into other areas of the curriculum. Photo submitted by Carla Gover

Teaching Artists Directory helps bring art experiences into the classroom

Singer, songwriter and Whitesburg native Carla Gover has been performing for more than 25 years, but she’s also been sharing her variety of art forms with Kentucky students for just as long.
Contests

Students can paint horse blankets for Derby celebration

Students are invited to be part of the Governor’s Derby Celebration by contributing a painted canvas for the tables on the grounds of the Old State Capitol during the festivities.
Announcements

Apply now for art educator fellowship

Applications are open for The Bill Griffith Art Educators Fellowship at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Contests

Warren County students win in national competition

Shelly Clark’s visual arts students at Briarwood Elementary School (Warren County) won $1,000 for their school with their entry into the Made by Milk carton construction contest.
Spotlight

Hart County teacher named 2017-18 Art Educator of the Year

Jennifer Bruton Sims was named the 2017-18 Art Educator of the Year by the Kentucky Art Education Association at its annual conference. A 20-year veteran in Hart County schools, Sims teaches at Munfordville Elementary School.