Kentucky Arts Council awards grant to JMAM
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FRANKFORT – On Feb. 22 arts leaders came from across the Commonwealth to celebrate the public value of the arts and to thank legislators for their continued support of the Kentucky Arts Council.

State Sen. Kenneth Winters presented Janice Mason Arts Museum with a ceremonial check for $3,642 for a Kentucky Arts Partnership competitive grant awarded by the Kentucky Arts Council in July 2010. Paula Lisowsky, administrator, and Jean Martin, former board president, accepted the check on behalf of the Janice Mason Arts Museum.

Kentucky Arts Partnership grants provide operational support to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations to ensure year-round arts activities and opportunities are available to Kentuckians.

“The Janice Mason Arts Museum has done great things for the economic development in Cadiz and neighboring areas. They provide fantastic arts programming for adults and opportunities for youth,” said Sen. Winters.

“Not only does Janice Mason provide visitors with quality exhibitions from local and nationally known artists, they ensure that these events also have an educational impact,” said Rep. Melvin Henley, who could not attend, but sent his congratulations.

The Janice Mason Art Museum, housed in the old post office building, provides opportunities for local residents to interact with the visual and performing arts and promotes an environment for people of all ages and backgrounds to achieve personal growth through the arts. 

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This press release was submitted by Ed Lawrence, communications director of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.
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