SKyPAC Compensated Space Initiative
The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) has selected the recipients of the 2016-2017 SKyPAC Compensated Space Initiative. This SKyPAC initiative allows four (4) K-12 schools the opportunity to utilize the 1,743-seat SKyPAC performance hall, Wedge Studio Theater, or 780-seat Capitol Arts Center performance hall to showcase their schools choice performance for the school year. After thorough review of the submitted applications SKyPAC is excited to announce the following schools selected to participate for the 2016-2017 school year: Alvaton Elementary School, Barren County Middle School, Bowling Green High School, and Morgantown Elementary School. Applicant requests include Alvaton’s theatrical production of Aristocats; Barren County Middle School will feature a musical production comprised of the schools Strings, Choir and Band programs; Bowling Green High School will perform Mozart’s Requiem with combined choirs, a full orchestra and soloists (all music students in the school will be represented); and Morgantown Elementary will showcase the popular Disney classic Beauty and the Beast Kids. “It is… (Read More)
Deadline for Schools to Register for Poetry Out Loud is Sept. 15
Tom Musgrave 502-564-3757, ext. 489 firstname.lastname@example.org “It’s always interesting to see the students who do really well. Often it’s not the most confident, or the student that’s had great success with grades or the student who has gained acclaim through sports.” — Larissa Haynes, teacher at Allen County-Scottsville High School FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 22, 2016) — The Kentucky Arts Council has opened registration for the 2016-17 season of Poetry Out Loud, a poetry recitation contest sponsored by the arts council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. In 2016, more than 317,000 students from every state in the nation participated in the competition, including Kentucky state champion Naomi Cliett of Elizabethtown, who represented Kentucky at the national finals in May. The 2017 state championship will be March 7 at the Grand Theatre in Frankfort. The deadline for schools to register for the state competition is Sept. 15 to be eligible for the 2017 competition. American Sign Language… (Read More)
SKyPAC Welcomes New Board Members
The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) welcomes Sandy Jones Boussard, Elizabeth Sigler, Ginger VanMeter, Kirk Pierce, and Ernie Small to the SKyPAC Foundation Board of Directors. All five new members begin their two year terms this fiscal year. “We welcome the new board members and believe that with their commitment and experience in this community, they will be great additions to our Board,” said SKyPAC Executive Director Rick McCue. SKyPAC Foundation Board Chair Katherine Sikora added, “This is an exciting time for SKyPAC as we welcome these new board members to the SKyPAC Foundation Board of Directors. I look forward to working with them.” Katherine would also like to thank the following individuals for their loyal and dedicated service: Alex Downing, Alice Gatewood Waddell, and Founding Board members Shirley C. Scott, Susan Waggoner and Christiaan Volkert. “We truly appreciate their unwavering commitment to SKyPAC,” Katherine added.