Gov School For the Arts Sarah Cox 1DANVILLE, Ky. (6/13/16) —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 (GSA) takes place at Danville’s Centre College from June 19 to July 9.

As one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges that strives to create a nurturing environment where creative young people have transformative experiences, Centre College is excited to host GSA on its campus.

During their three week stay, 256 student artists from 53 counties will be immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, masterclasses, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions.  Instruction will be offered in nine disciplines:   Architecture+Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, New Media,  Visual  Art and Vocal Music.

Gov School For the Arts Sarah Cox 2Participating in the Visual Art discipline, from Muhlenberg County, is Sarah Cox, a senior at Muhlenberg County High School.  Sarah’s chosen mentor, artist and teacher is Kimberly Faye-McClellan White.  

Since 1987, more than 5,400 talented high school rising juniors and seniors have attended the GSA summer program.  The program will culminate on July 9 with an all day arts festival that celebrates the achievements of Kentucky’s young artists.  In addition, 27 colleges and universities currently offer scholarships to the alumni of GSA. 

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 300 corporations, parents, educators, alumni and friends of GSA.

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Information provided by K. McClellan White, Muhlenberg County Schools

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