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More than 200 gifted young artists from across Kentucky will make their way to Centre College in Danville this weekend to participate in The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts three-week summer residential program. A list of students selected for this highly competitive program can be found here.
As reported by KentuckyForward.com, this is the first year that the program has taken place on Centre's campus. Most recently, the Summer Program had been hosted by Transylvania University in Lexington.
From the article:
This is the first year Centre will host the program, continuing each summer through 2016. Matthew Hallock, professor and chair of Centre’s dramatic arts program, is serving as the college’s liaison to GSA and is eager to welcome the school to campus.
“Centre is very excited to be the host for this tremendous program,” he says. “We take great pride in being able to be of service to the Commonwealth by creating a home for these young artists.”
Hallock also believes Centre will be more than able to meet the needs of this type of arts education initiative.
“Our campus is uniquely suited to provide the kind of close, personal and nurturing environment, as well as world-class facilities, for the practice of the artistic disciplines taught in GSA,” he says.
Carrie Nath, GSA’s executive director, has been very pleased with the college’s support and efforts to aid the program so far.
“It’s clear that everyone involved from Centre has embraced this program in every way and that we are true partners in this,” says Nath.
“This, coupled with Centre’s exemplary facilities, has made the collaboration a perfect fit in every way,” she continues.
You can learn more about the GSA experience by watching this video: