Nunemaker returns from GSA program

Published 11:54 am Thursday, July 18, 2019

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LOUISVILLE — Lincoln County High School student Lily Nunemaker was one of nearly 300 young artists from every region of the commonwealth chosen to attend The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) on the University of Kentucky campus June 23-July 13.

During the three-week stay of Nunemaker and the rest of the artists from 52 counties, they 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/Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Film/Photography, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, Visual Art and Vocal Music.

Since 1987, more than 6,000 talented high school rising juniors and seniors have attended the GSA summer program.
The program culminated on July 13 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 21 schools in Kentucky.

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“We are thrilled to welcome a new class to the GSA family,” said Nick Covault, director of GSA and an alumnus of the program. “Each year GSA receives a competitive number of applications from talented young artists across the state. We thank all who applied, and congratulate the 2019 class – a promising group of driven and forward-thinking young artists who will spend the summer forging their voice as Kentucky’s next generation of creative leaders.”