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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.

Sep 5, 2019

A sample of artwork created by students in the Summer Enrichment Program at Consolidated Baptist Church in Lexington

National Arts in Education Week (Sept. 8-14) is coming up and we thought it was a good time to highlight a valuable educational program that the Kentucky Arts Council offered its support to this summer. This unique educational opportunity available to Fayette County Youth, the Summer Enrichment Program at Consolidated Baptist Church, is a four-week program that connects the arts to STEM skills and agriculture in a meaningful way to youth in kindergarten through fifth grade. We talked with program director Demetria Blair, a paraeducator at Jessie Clark Middle School in Lexington; Lanora Long, an art teacher with the summer program and a retired Fayette County Schools art teacher; as well as student participants Alana Young and DeVaughn Elery. Check out this episode and find out more about how this program is making an impact. 

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