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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 9.13.18

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Barbara Hanger & Wayne Ferguson are but 2 of the 30 or so artists featured in Louisville Artists:Carry On, an exhibit opening September 23 at LVA. John Begley curated the show, and all three were our guests on LVA's Artebella On The Radio this week to talk about making a life in the arts in Louisville. Tune in each Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.

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John Begley is currently a Freelance art worker (artist, curator, art services provider). Previously he was Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art (Emeritus), Critical and Curatorial Studies graduate program coordinator at the Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Director, Louisville Visual Art Association 1983 – 2001, Director, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, (founding director) Historic New Harmony Inc., New Harmony, IN 47631, 1975-1983

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Barbara Hanger has worked in printmaking, paper making and book arts. She joined the faculty of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Louisville in 1982 after completing her MFA degree at Ohio University. Hanger’s work has been exhibited in numerous invitational and traveling exhibitions locally, regionally and internationally including Mainz, Germany and Cortona, Italy. Barbara Hanger has received competitive grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Ohio Arts Council.

Wayne Ferguson has been creating unique works in clay for over 30 years. A Kentucky native, Wayne is mostly self-taught in clay. While he has attended workshops throughout the region he works mainly as a studio potter creating one-of-a-kind works. Wayne has been a roster artist with the Kentucky Arts Council for over 20 years, and he has taught at numerous public schools throughout Kentucky. Wayne was awarded the Rude Osolnik Award by the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program in 2006 and has been awarded the Early Times Scholarship as well. His work is published in Ceramics Monthly Magazine as well as other magazines and books.

 

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Louisville Arts Organizations Awarded $473,451 on Arts Day in Kentucky

From the Kentucky Arts Council: "  On Feb. 20, arts leaders came from across the Commonwealth to celebrate the public value of the arts and to thank legislators for their continued support of the Kentucky Arts Council. Checks were presented to organizations awarded Kentucky Arts Partnership operational support grants by the arts council in July 2017.   Representatives of Louisville arts organizations gathered Feb. 20 in Frankfort for Arts Day in Kentucky, an annual meeting that fosters discussions in the Commonwealth’s arts community about the state of the arts industry in Kentucky. The day is also an opportunity for arts leaders to thank members of the Kentucky General Assembly for their continued support of arts funding through the Kentucky Arts Council.  Louisville’s 26 Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) organizations received a combined $473,451 in grant awards. The funds were awarded by the arts council in July 2017 through the KAP program. The funding is part of $1.2 million the arts council awarded to 93 nonprofit arts organizations across the state for the 2018 fiscal year.  KAP grants provide operating support on a competitive basis to arts and cultural organizations and community arts programs to ensure participation in the arts is available to the people of Kentucky.  For more information about Arts Day in Kentucky, visit the  Kentucky Arts Council’s website ."

From the Kentucky Arts Council:
" On Feb. 20, arts leaders came from across the Commonwealth to celebrate the public value of the arts and to thank legislators for their continued support of the Kentucky Arts Council. Checks were presented to organizations awarded Kentucky Arts Partnership operational support grants by the arts council in July 2017.

Representatives of Louisville arts organizations gathered Feb. 20 in Frankfort for Arts Day in Kentucky, an annual meeting that fosters discussions in the Commonwealth’s arts community about the state of the arts industry in Kentucky. The day is also an opportunity for arts leaders to thank members of the Kentucky General Assembly for their continued support of arts funding through the Kentucky Arts Council.

Louisville’s 26 Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) organizations received a combined $473,451 in grant awards. The funds were awarded by the arts council in July 2017 through the KAP program. The funding is part of $1.2 million the arts council awarded to 93 nonprofit arts organizations across the state for the 2018 fiscal year.

KAP grants provide operating support on a competitive basis to arts and cultural organizations and community arts programs to ensure participation in the arts is available to the people of Kentucky.

For more information about Arts Day in Kentucky, visit the Kentucky Arts Council’s website."