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Murray State University’s Outstanding Alumni of the Fine Arts Award will be presented to Dennis Horn at a dinner on Thursday at the university.
Horn holds a bachelor of fine arts/teaching degree from Murray, where he received the 1981 President’s Art Award of Excellence. He was the first Murray art student to participate in the university’s off-campus work-study program. He also holds a master of arts in arts administration/community arts management from the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Horn is known in Shelby County for having served as a volunteer fundraiser and a project coordinator for the James Burnett Community Park, which is on Brown Avenue in Shelbyville.
He has taught elementary school, coordinated community arts programs in Caldwell County and been part of arts programs throughout the state and the nation.