Governor’s School for the Arts gives back to the community
The more than 250 student artists participating in the three-week 2016 Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) on Centre College’s campus spread out across Danville on June 24 for a Community Service Day. The rising high school sophomores and juniors taking part in the intensive summer arts residency program did good works at three locations: musical theatre students performed at Ephraim McDowell Assisted Living, instrumental music students cleaned up Bate Wood Park and visual arts students volunteered at the Dollhouse Museum.
This is the College’s third year hosting GSA, a statewide arts education program managed by the Kentucky Center. Throughout their stay, which began June 19 and concludes July 9, students attend daily seminars, master classes and hands-on workshops in one of nine disciplines: architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual art and vocal music.
The #GSA16 schedule will culminate with a public showcase of students’ creative talents during a Final Day Festival on Saturday, July 9. Learn more about the program here.
Photo credit: Alex Mattingly
by Cindy Long
June 29, 2016