In an effort to help grow a valuable community program, Union College will provide complimentary space for the annual Kids College Art Camp, organized by the Knox Arts, Crafts and Humanities Council.
Union’s in-kind donation will assist with the expansion of the camp, which recently received an Appalachian Regional Commission Flex-E-Grant through the Kentucky Department for Local Government that is administered by Brushy Fork Institute of Berea College. Flex-E-Grant funds are made available to distressed ARC counties in Kentucky for projects that aredesignated to build capacity in these communities.
Kids College Art Camp demonstrates the importance of the arts and personifies the value of the arts in everyone’s life. Students who attend have the opportunity to study various art forms alongside experienced artists.
This year’s participating artists are all juried, veteran teaching artists through the Kentucky Arts Council. They include Dianne Simpson, a professional artist and juried member of the Kentucky Craft Market; Judy Sizemore, an arts education consultant for the Kentucky Center for theArts, the Kentucky Educational Television Foundation, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Berea College Partners for Education; Mitch Barrett, a professionalmusician and recipient of prestigious songwriting awards; Les Geiringer, a professional potter and owner of Powdermill Pottery; Alfredo Escobar, a professional artist; Bob Montgomery, a professional artist and owner of Wolf Gap Mountain Forge; Susan Mullins (Kwaronhia:wi) a Mohawk from the Kahnawake reserve in Canada and professional musician and craftsperson specializing in Native American Arts; Octavia Sexton, a professional storyteller; and MalkeRosenfled, a veteran percussive dance teaching artists and developer of theMath in Your Feet and Math by Design curriculum.