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Shelby students complete Governor’s School for the Arts

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More than 200 young artists from every region of the commonwealth – including two from Shelby County – participated this summer in the Governor’s School for the Arts, which took place at Lexington’s Transylvania University June 23-July 13.

Completing the program from Shelby County were Sierra Brown of Shelby County High School, visual art; and Ryan Ruff of Collins High School, drama.

During their 3-week stay, student artists from 48 counties were immersed in a schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions. Instruction was offered in nine disciplines, including architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual art and vocal music.

The program culminated on July 13 with an all-day festival that celebrated the achievements of Kentucky’s young artists. Additionally, 23 colleges and universities currently offer scholarships to alumni of GSA.