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This podcast is produced by the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. On the podcast we’ll talk about arts council programs, speak with the artists from across the state and explore topics important to the arts community in Kentucky.

Oct 21, 2020

Quilt made by Consolidated Baptist Summer Enrichment Program students. The quilt is now hanging at the Kentucky Horse Park's visitor's center.

Last year, we spent time with the folks who lead Consolidated Baptist Church's Summer Enrichment Program, a unique education program, which includes the arts among other academic disciplines. This program serves the youth of Lexington, lasting for several weeks, and we supported it with funding last year. When they wanted to go virtual for this summer, we provided assistance again in the form of a virtual teaching artist residency and technical support. On this episode, we talk with program director Demetria Blair, teaching artist Yolantha Pace, and Kentucky Arts Council arts education director Samuel Lockridge about how the program made the pivot from in-person to virtual. We explored the success, challenges and unexpected benefits of learning in a virtual environment.

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