COLLABORATE, LET GO, DON'T HOLD BACK!
Luckily for me, music and art were a very important part of my education, and seen by my parents as an important ingredient in developing skills that would help me in school and in my career.
While attending Owensboro High School, a couple of my teachers mentioned The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) to me as a way to further explore music and playing the cello. I was excited because even then I was very much aware of the focus on the arts in Kentucky, and saw it as a way to engage, learn and grow.
What I found on the GSA campus was a community of artists and an interdisciplinary approach to learning. In that, I was amazed at how important it was (and still is) to be exposed to all different forms of art. Previously, I did not pay a lot of attention to other forms of music or art. I learned to look beyond my cello and music – and noticed the choreography of dance, the rigors of visual art and the intensity of drama. I saw connections between all art forms that I had not seen before. GSA quite literally opened my eyes to art in a way that nothing else had in my life up to that point. And it changed me forever.
Show your support for this program and for the bright future of all young Kentucky artists by contributing to our 2017 "I Gave GSA" crowdfunding campaign. This campaign runs through Saturday, July 8.