2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medalists Announced
The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) is proud to announce the National Medalist recipients in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards from south central Kentucky: The Scream of a Scared Heart, Photo by: Jasmine Allen Jasmine Allen, American Visions Medal – The Scream of a Scared Heart – Photography, Ohio County High School, 12th Grade, (Teacher: Farrah Belhasen) Zack Logsdon, American Voices Medal – Justice in a Small Town: In Cold Blood – Critical Essay, Allen Co-Scottsville High School, 12th Grade (Teacher: Lisa Williams) Read Zack’s critical essay here. Students and educators received an email from the national office instructing them to log into their accounts to find out about their award, as well as and further information on attending the National Award Ceremony in New York City. The 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing National Events take place at Carnegie Hall from June 7–9, 2017. “It’s exciting to once again have students from our region represented at the national… (Read More)
Shop to Benefit the Capitol Arts Center
Help support the Capitol Arts Center Building Fund! Shop downtown on Friday, March 17th until 7:00 PM and Saturday, March 18th until 5:00 PM. *10% of sales benefit the Capitol Arts Center Building Fund *Prizes & Gifts Certificates Participating Locations and Sponsors: The District Zebra Graphics Love Art Antiques Gallery Barbara Stewart Interiors, LTD. Pink Daisy Morris Jewelry Golden Farley Men’s Store Patent Pending Bluetique Zingarella Mary Jane’s Chocolates The Pots Place Co-op Studio and Gallery Micki’s on Main 440 Main Restaurant Candle Makers on the Square
5th Anniversary Matching Challenge
The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) announced yesterday, March 1, 2017 a 5th Anniversary Matching Challenge. A donor has committed to matching, dollar for dollar, the first $50,000 in gifts to SKyPAC during March. Donors have the opportunity to double their impact on arts education for children in the region, quality exhibits in the galleries, and exciting performances on stage. Gifts may be made by mail at SKyPAC, P.O. Box 748, Bowling Green, KY 42102, or online at TheSKyPAC.com/Support and they will automatically be matched. SKyPAC is appreciative of the matching gift donor and all of our donors, ticket buyers, volunteers, and advocates throughout south central Kentucky for their engagement during our first five years, and for continuing to recognize the positive difference we make together through SKyPAC!
South Central Kentucky Students Announced as 2017 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Award Recipients
Bowling Green, KY — Monday, February 27, 2017 — The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) has announced the regional award recipients of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards whose award winning works will be on exhibit in the Wedge Children’s Gallery now through Friday, March 10, 2017 with an award ceremony and reception honoring the students on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Presented by the nonprofit organization, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country’s longest-running and most prestigious award and recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. This program year, nearly 400,000 works of art and writing were submitted to 100 Affiliate Partners across the country. One hundred Twenty-Four (124) creative teens in south central Kentucky received regional honors from SKyPAC the local Scholastic Affiliate, including: ART AWARDS Adair County High School (Art Teacher: Cayce Davenport) – Elizabeth Spoon, Gold Key; Hanna Scott,… (Read More)
Burlesque to Broadway :: Friday, March 3rd
To spice up SKyPAC’s spring season is the wildly popular Burlesque to Broadway starring Quinn Lemley, Friday, March 3! Grab your guy or gal for a night that’s fun, flirtatious and all about the tease! The show will recall the theater’s early days of vaudeville and burlesque with “Burlesque to Broadway”. Quinn Lemley, her 4 showgirl divas and an intoxicating live big band straight from New York City. Complete with sequins, feathers and fans! Prepare yourself to be mesmerized with one explosive hit song after another! This fast-paced, glamorous production choreographed by David Eggers (Bwy: In Transit, Nat’l Tour: Nice Work If You Can Get It) features vaudeville humor and show-stopping hits, including “Hey Big Spender,” “She’s a Lady,” “Boom Boom,” “You Don’t Own Me,” “My Heart Belongs to Daddy,” and many other hits. Orchestrations for this 10 piece band are by Bette Midler’s arranger, Steve Rawlins. A great date night or girl’s night out to experience this first class… (Read More)
God Save the Queen – Cancels Tour
We learned this week that God Save the Queen unilaterally canceled their North American tour and they will no longer be performing at SKyPAC on February 18, 2017. Since the notification, we have been working with agents to find a replacement show, and we have a great one: The Ultimate Queen Celebration starring Marc Martel which will perform at SKyPAC on June 10, 2017. If you are an American Idol fan, you may remember Marc’s outstanding performance that brought everyone to their feet. Currently known worldwide as the greatest Freddy Mercury singer today, we are delighted to have Marc with us in June. For those who have already purchased seats for God Save the Queen, your tickets will be honored for the upcoming show, and you will retain the same seats. Should you be unable to attend the June 10, 2017, performance, please contact our ticket office at 270/904-1880. Thank you for your understanding. We believe the Ultimate Queen Celebration… (Read More)
SKyPAC Holiday Hours
SKyPAC will be CLOSED Friday, December 23, Monday, December 26, Friday, December 30, and Monday, January 2. Tickets can still be purchased at theskypac.com. As another year comes to an end, we sincerely thank you for your continued support. The SKyPAC Board of Directors and Staff look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
Give a Gift Made in Kentucky Campaign Kicks Off
Tom Musgrave email@example.com 502-892-3122 KY FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2016) —The Kentucky Arts Council, with the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, launched the 2016 “Give a Gift Made in Kentucky” campaign today. The campaign, which features a variety of work by Kentucky-based artists, will run through Dec. 31. Artists in Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted, Architectural Artists and Performing Artists directories as well as Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship recipients will feature their studios, galleries and shops for holiday open houses and other events showcasing their work. In addition, the Give a Gift Web pages will feature holiday events from the arts council’s Kentucky Arts Partnership organizations. These events will run through the entire “Give a Gift” campaign, and are located throughout the state. The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, where visitors can purchase fine Kentucky-made products from more than 700 Kentucky artisans year-round, has a busy schedule of artist demonstrations, book signings, musical performances and more throughout the holiday… (Read More)
Your Giving Story could help raise funds for SKyPAC!
Your Giving Story could help raise funds for SKyPAC! What inspires you to give? Tell the story of a time you supported SKyPAC in a way that was meaningful to you. Details of the Contest and a link to enter are below. #MyGivingStory is Back! We are excited to share that #MyGivingStory is back for a second year to help you share why you support nonprofits this #GivingTuesday and beyond. #MyGivingStory is a nationwide campaign and social media storytelling contest that will foster a public discussion about the reasons people give. Working in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook, we are asking “everyday givers” to reflect upon why they give to a certain nonprofit organization and then share these personal stories on social media. The winners’ featured nonprofit organizations will receive $2,500-10,000 grants! How will the #MyGivingStory contest work? The call for submissions is open now through December 31, 2016! Individuals can post short essays (150 word minimum) on the #MyGivingStory tab of… (Read More)
Gingerbread Homes for the Arts Contest Winners Announced
The following are the winners of the 2nd Annual Gingerbread Homes for the Arts contest. Thank you to everyone for your participation! Winners please come to the SKyPAC Administration Office on Monday, November 28th between 10:00AM – 5:00PM to pick up your prizes. Professional Category First Place Cathy Adams and Joanie Duncan – “A Holiday Open House” Second Place Sophia Holland – “The Night Before Christmas” Third Place Marie Meszaros/Mary Jane’s Chocolate’s – “Home on the Lake” Honorable Mention Elizabeth Rhodes- Art Studio Bob Love- The Capitol Elizabeth Buckley – Christmas House Sweet Temptations – The North Pole People’s Choice Award-Professional Category Elizabeth Buckley – The Square Cakes & Catering – Edmonton, KY Amateur Category First Place Barbie Tatman, Debbie Brunk & Parke Tatman – “TOPPER” Second Place Teresa Cash & Audra Robinson – BGWC Humane Society Third Place Dr. Drobocky’s Orthodontist Office – “Kentucky Homestead” Honorable Mention Buddy House Chandler Park Assisted Living People’s Choice Award – Amateur Category… (Read More)