Exciting news for 10-12 yr olds who’d like a unique musical experience this summer @ SKyPAC: We’re having a xylophone camp July 12-16 & 19-23, with instruments provided. There’s a morning session from 9:30-11:30am OR an afternoon session from 1-3pm. There’s a limit of 20 students per session, on a first-come, first-serve basis. For those interested, please fill out the form (CLICK HERE) and return with a check made to Arts of Southern Kentucky, with SKY JOE Camp in the memo. Checks and forms may be mailed to Arts of Southern Kentucky, PO Box 748, Bowling Green, KY 42102.
First ESS Party of 2021
Arts of Southern Kentucky’s Elm Street Society held an event Saturday, April 17th, at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) for its members. The event was a “Spring Fling Soiree” exclusive to Elm Street Society members. Hosted by Rita and Jim Scott, the party included cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, awards, and a tour of SKyPAC with a viewing of available naming opportunities within the building. The Scotts hosted the event as an opportunity for fellowship among the members and to celebrate the launch of an exciting season for the premiere arts organization in South Central Kentucky. During the event, the following were recognized as new members of the Society and were awarded a bust of the great composer, Ludwig van Beethoven: Nancy D. Baird, Dr. Donna J. Boden, Jessica & John Carver, Gerri Combs, Robert W. Hankins, Betsy & Jeff Harned, Tom Harned, Sherry Howell, Drs. Harold & Cassandra Little, Donna & Gaines Penn, Julie & Gary Ransdell,… (Read More)
100th ESS Member!
Congratulations to Rob Hankins, our Annual Fund & Grants Director who’s now the 100th member of the Elm Street Society (ESS)! Rob pledged to become the 100th member back in November, and we’ve now exceeded that goal. Many thanks to Rita Scott, Chair of the ESS Committee, who’s hard work over the last few years has led the Elm Street Society to blossom. The Elm Street Society is an organization consisting of donors who have made multi-year pledges to support Arts of Southern Kentucky. Thank you to all of the current ESS members for your generous support! For more info or to join ESS, please email Denise Lubey, our Director of Development, at email@example.com.
Reeds/Anon. Donate a Combined $75,000
More big news: On 4/6, we announced $75,000 worth of gifts to our organization from Sherry and Jeff Reed and an anonymous donor. The $50,000 Reed gift will be split evenly between operating expenses and the establishment of the Sherry and Jeff Reed Endowment. A star dressing room at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center will bear their names. The $25,000 anonymous gift was given in honor of Finance Director Shea Mahoney and will be evenly split between the support of operating expenses and the establishment of an endowment. The Finance Office at SKyPAC will bear the designation that the gift has been made in Mahoney’s honor. These gifts follow the recent announcement of the naming of the Rita and Jim Scott Concert Hall after a one million dollar donation by the couple. Thank you again to the Scotts for your gift and your leadership, and thank you to the Reeds and the anonymous donor for your generosity! CLICK HERE… (Read More)
Rita & Jim Scott Concert Hall
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: On 4/1, Arts of Southern Kentucky (ASK) announced that the primary performance space in SKyPAC will be named the Rita & Jim Scott Concert Hall as the result of the couple’s $1M gift to the organization. The donation will be split evenly between the support of operating expenses and the establishment of the Rita & Jim Scott Endowment. The gift represents the largest single investment ever made to an arts organization in Southern Kentucky. Thank you, Rita & Jim, for your generous contribution and for your service to Arts of Southern Kentucky! You can watch a recording of the press conference below.
BG Onstage at SKyPAC Student Spotlight: Meet Chloe!
Everyone, meet Chloe! Chloe is our student of the week with our Student Spotlight Social Media Project! Chloe’s first show with BGOS was “Seussical, JR’. She was then cast as the Cat in “Honk! JR” and as a Big Kid in “Matilda”, both productions unfortunately were cancelled due to COVID. Learn about Chloe here!!! See our Chloe in action by clicking here!!!
This Week at SKyPAC: Please Support Annual Fund Drive Underway Now
To Our Valued Patrons: This month SKyPAC launched our 2020-2021 annual fundraising drive. Our theme is “CAST YOURSELF IN A ROLE OF A LIFETIME.” Given the extremely challenging conditions this pandemic has thrust upon the arts industry, the slogan seemed appropriate for this critically important opportunity to sustain the arts for this region. As our annual fund begins, SKyPAC and the Capitol Arts Center have lost 54% of our yearly revenue from shows and rentals due to COVID-19. Similarly, show sponsorships, season subscriptions, facility rentals, and other sources of revenue we ordinarily rely on have been diminished almost entirely in the wake of our facilities being closed since mid-March because of the worldwide pandemic. Unfortunately that means no Broadway favorites like Mamma Mia! or concerts like the Avett Brothers. It prevents rentals of our facilities for weddings or Chamber After Hours events or the chance to discover rising stars at SOKY’s Got Talent and Lost River Sessions. It also impacts… (Read More)
BG Onstage at SKyPAC Student Spotlight: Meet Clare!
Meet Clare, she is one of our BGOS kiddos! We will let her tell you a little bit more about herself. We miss Clare and cannot wait to work with her again in the future! Learn about Miss Clare by click here! We love to see our students grow! We remember when Clare was just a wee young thing in “MTH: Pirates Past Noon, KIDS”. Watch and Enjoy! Performer: Clare What It Means To Be A Friend (Cover)- from 13: The Musical Original Composer and Lyricist: Jason Robert Brown 2007
6th Annual Gingerbread Homes for the Arts Event at SKyPAC
SKyPAC is planning for the Gingerbread Festival this November. We will have the Gingerbread Contest as part of the event! The week will probably look different than it has in the past due to the pandemic, but we will follow all current guidelines to bring you a safe but enjoyable Gingerbread Contest! Get your creative juices flowing! We look forward to seeing you and your Gingerbread creations in November! You can find the Contest Application here. Thanks to a generous sponsor, this year we have CASH prizes!! We also have a Gingerbread Contest Book Club and STEAM resources available. Any questions, please email Contest Coordinator, Robin Ciochetty at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information will be available soon at theskypac.com !!!! A special thanks to Cheryl Beckley and WKU/PBS for documenting some of last year’s entries (take a look below).