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Three Oldham students accepted to Governor’s School for the Arts

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By Jacquelyn Stoess Hack

This summer, The Kentucky Center will host over 200 eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts takes place at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 19 to July 9. 

During their three-week stay, 225 student artists from 49 counties will be immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions.  

Instruction will be offered in nine disciplines:  architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual art and vocal music.

Since 1987, more than 4,250 talented high school sophomores and juniors have attended the GSA summer program. 

The program will culminate on July 9 with an all-day festival that celebrates the achievements of Kentucky’s young artists. Additionally, 20 colleges and universities currently offer scholarships to alumni of GSA.

Oldham County students participating include Mary Clore of North Oldham High School (visual art); Madison Rowan of North Oldham High School (new media); and Edward Taylor of South Oldham High School (visual art).

GSA is a public/private partnership inaugurated in 1987 by The Kentucky Center, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and numerous private supporters.

Today, the vital funding required to make GSA a reality is provided by the state through the leadership of the Governor’s Office and the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, as well as The Kentucky Center Endowment Fund, Toyota Motor Manufacturing and more than 200 corporations, parents, educators, alumni and friends of GSA.