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Pleasureville artist chosen for Kentucky Crafted group
Kathy Conroy of Pleasureville is among 21 Kentucky artists who have been accepted into the Kentucky Crafted Program, the Kentucky Arts Council's marketing assistance program that supports artisans by providing opportunities to expand their professional careers and market reach.
Artists are adjudicated into the program based on artistic excellence and market readiness as determined by an independent panel of art and craft industry professionals.
“Artists in the Kentucky Crafted Program have kept the state on the forefront of the country's art and craft scene for more than thirty years, Lori Meadows, arts council executive director, said in a release announcing those artists accepted. “I congratulate the new artists who were accepted into the program and look forward to seeing how their individual careers enhance the program in the future.”
In addition to marketing assistance, the Kentucky Crafted Program provides business training and exhibit opportunities to its members, such as inclusion in its online directoryand exhibiting at Kentucky Crafted: The Market, the arts council's award-winning annual fine art and craft showcase.
Tickets on sale for ‘A Christmas Carol’
Tickets go on sale today for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, adapted by Michael Paller from the story by Charles Dickens. The play is directed by Craig Nolan Highley.
Performances are Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students, and they can be purchased by calling 633-0242. The theater is located at 801 Main Street.
Shelby cast to Pewee Valley
A new comedy being staged in Pewee Valley has a decided Shelby County feel.
The Nightengales, the story of a show business family, is being directed at the at the Little Colonel Playhouse by Rick Reinle of Shelbyville.
Among the cast members are Dan Hanlon, Pat Wetherton, Betty Zielinski, Ron Veech and Cheryl Van Stockum, all Shelby County residents or veteran performers at Shelby County Community Theatre.
Shows are Dec. 5-7 and 12-15, and tickets go on sale Thursday. For more information, call 502-588-1557.
‘I Believe’ event at Spalding
Longtime radio personality Bob Edwards to host the This I Believe: Kentucky book launch event at 2 p.m. Sunday at Spalding University in Louisville.
Edwards, who currently features weekly segments on his radio program built around essays on personal belief from the collection of This I Believe, Inc., a Louisville-based
non-profit organization. In addition to its popular public radio series, now in its ninth year, This I Believe has published seven acclaimed books, including The New York Times bestseller This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, which has sold nearly 500,000 copies to date.
Among those featured in the radio segment are Muhammad Ali, Judge Steve Mershon, former GLI CEO Joe Reagan, journalist Molly Bingham, and Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X. Walker.
Book sale for animals
A book sale to benefit the Shelby County Animal Shelter will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Waldridge Center in Clear Creek Park. For information on selling or donating books, call Katie at 633-7525.
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