Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Announcing the 2012 Artsmith Artist Residency Fellows

We're very pleased to announce the fellows for the 2012 Artsmith Garden Party Artist Residency have been selected:
  • Lana Hechtman Ayers, poetry
  • Nancy Canyon, painting (an example of her work, Alders on Lake Padden, can be seen above)
  • Lin McJunkin, glass and metal sculpture
  • Katherine Ryan Ross, sketching after Van Gogh
  • Shirley Sachiko Kishiyama, Chinese calligraphy and poetry
The artists will be in residence the week of March 18-25, 2012

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Improving the economy through art

In one of the country's slowest economic recoveries ever, when most politicians are tightening budgets, why has Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear advocated increasing funds for the arts? In his words, "A thriving creative sector is a powerful economic development tool and community revitalization asset."