JMAM board meets
by Alan Reed
Oct 17, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Kentucky Arts Council will make a rare stop in the western half of the state on November 1 to discuss local arts programs and the Janice Mason Art Museum.

The announcement of the visit was made at the October 4 meeting of the Janice Mason Art Museum Board of Directors Meeting.

“The Kentucky Arts Council sometimes defines the end of the state as being cut off at a line from Owensboro to Bowling Green. They don’t know we’re there,” said Board Member Paul Fourshee. “It’s a big meeting to get ideas for the state, but the nearest meeting was in Russellville. I emailed them and told them that people from Paducah and Wycliffe would have to drive two hours to get to the meeting. I got an email back from them saying that ours was the first of five emails they received, so they will be meeting at the Cadiz Renaissance center.”

Fourshee noted that the Janice Mason Museum had gained notice for excellence in display and performing arts and had a growing reputation in artistic circles. He said that the meeting would include possibly a few members of the arts council, and several employees conducting workshops and seminars, as well as brainstorming sessions.

Board Member Karen Clement said that the museum’s reputation would take another leap forward with the Tenth Anniversary exhibit next year featuring renowned artist Steven Powell. She said that the exhibit would begin next summer, though dates had not been confirmed. She said that she hoped the exhibit could run into the school year to be enjoyed by students in Trigg County Schools.

“This is a really major exhibit,” said Clement. “We heard that he hardly ever excepts an invitation for a showing. Steven Powell is a nationally known glass artist.”

Martha Davis deemed the recent “Dining with the Dearly Departed” a success. “People had a good time. The music, food and tour went well together.”

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