High school students complete 2019 GSA arts program

Published 6:59 pm Monday, August 12, 2019


Press release

LOUISVILLE — This summer, The Kentucky Center hosted more than 250 eager, young artists from every region of the commonwealth, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) took place at The University of Kentucky from June 23 to July 13.

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During their three-week stay, more than 250 student artists from 53 counties were immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to regional arts attractions. Instruction was offered in nine disciplines: Architecture and design, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, film  and photography, visual art and vocal music.

Graduates from Boyle County include:

Alyssa Wray, Boyle County High School, musical theatre

Eleanor Tubb, Danville High School, creative writing

Kirsten Hale, Danville High School, drama

Since 1987, more than 6,100 talented high school sophomores and juniors have attended the GSA summer program. The program culminated on July 7 with an all-day festival that celebrated the achievements of Kentucky’s young artists. Additionally, 30 colleges and universities currently offer scholarships to alumni of GSA, including 23 in Kentucky.