#ComingToSKyPAC Charlie Daniels Band

2014-band-bwBowling Green, KY — (August 12, 2015) — From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape then Charlie Daniels. This legendary artist and his band,the Charlie Daniels Band, will perform at SKyPAC Sunday, November 22nd at 7:30 p.m. presented by Overhead Door Company of Bowling Green.

An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 78, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need. Raised among the longleaf pine of North Carolina, Charlie began his career playing bluegrass music with the Misty Mountain Boys.

After moving to Nashville in 1967, he began making a name for himself as a songwriter, session musician and producer. Elvis Presley recorded a tune Charlie co-wrote titled “Its Hurts Me,” which was released on the flip side of “Kissin’ Cousins.” He played on such landmark albums as Boy Dylan’s Nashville Skyline and tired his hand at producing on the Youngbloods’ Elephant Mountain and Ride the Wind.


Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, September 11th at 10:00AM. To take part in future SKyPAC pre-sale opportunities contact Deborah Stein at 270-904-5002 to become a SKyPAC member. For additional information visit www.TheSKyPAC.com or call the SKyPAC ticket office at 270-904-1880.


SKyPAC to Host Holiday Event: “Gingerbread Home for the ARTS”

The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the first annual “Gingerbread Home for the Arts” to kick-off the 2015 holiday season. “Gingerbread Home for the Arts” will be held on Friday, November 20th, and Saturday, November 21st.

The event will center around the tradition of building gingerbread houses as a creative way for the community to come together in celebration of the holidays and the arts.

Event co-chairperson, Betty McGuire, says “plans are underway to bring this tradition to south central Kentucky with activities for children and adults, as well as opportunities for professional and amateur bakers to demonstrate their culinary “home-building” skills.”

“We are in the process of planning, forming committees and spreading the message to schools, bakers, artists and the general public,” said McGuire.

a gingerbread house / finishing touches applied / holiday seasonLocal schools will be invited to bring their students to SKyPAC for a field trip on Friday, November 20th. Students will tour the art galleries where professionally created gingerbread houses on will be on exhibit. They will also have the opportunity to build gingerbread homes alongside student chefs from The Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College, serving as volunteer mentors.

On Friday evening, SKyPAC will host a festive ticketed event for patrons to view gingerbread creations designed by professional bakers, which will also be featured in a live auction to benefit SKyPAC’s educational programs. An amateur category will give churches, organizations, schools and businesses an opportunity to enter a “People’s Choice” competition with prizes awarded to the selected favorites.

615x200-ehow-images-a04-92-i2-make-ginger-bread-house-800x800On Saturday, November 21, SKyPAC will open its doors to the community for a gingerbread celebration featuring photos with Santa Claus, live entertainment and refreshments. For a small fee, community members may build gingerbread homes in the Renshaw Education wing of SKyPAC. A unique feature for art lovers will be the “Merry Market” – a marketplace for talented artists from across the state to exhibit and sell their art creations.

To register in the “Merry Market” as a vendor, participate in the gingerbread house competition, or for further information, please contact Betty McGuire at bmcguire@theskypac.com or by phone 270-904-5010, or may also contact Erin Biggers at ebiggers@theskypac.com or by phone 270-904-7010.

SKyPAC Hosts the South Central Kentucky Region Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) will host the Scholastic Art
and Writing Awards exhibition in the SKyPAC Main Gallery from February 4 – February 27, 2015.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program is the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for teenage artists and writers in the United States, administered by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. To be considered, teens in grades 7 through 12 and their teachers submitted work that demonstrates originality, technical skill and personal voice. Students and teachers submitted more than 500 works for consideration which were judged by a panel of local artists and teachers.

A total of 166 works created by students from 24 counties in South Central Kentucky (Adair, Allen, Barren, Butler, Christian, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hart, Logan, Mead, Metcalfe, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Russell, Simpson, Taylor, Todd, Warren) will be featured in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition.

The SKyPAC galleries are free and open to the public Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information about the SKyPAC galleries visit TheSKyPAC.com or call 270-904-5001.

The South Central Kentucky Scholastic Art & Writing Award-winning students, by school, are as follows:

Barren County Middle School (Educator: Marla England) – Taylor Davidson, Jaquelinne Solis-Villarreal and Grace York

Bowling Green High School (Educator: William Stinson) – Francis Camper, Chloe Games, Carlie Hardin, Diamond Hollis, Madeleine Jones, Ellan Luna, Sonora Schuck, Kathryn Shadowen and Alanna Valery

Butler County High School (Educator: Catron Burdette) – Hallie Berry, Ashton Garrison and Carelissa Young

Caverna High School (Educator: Patricia Rice) – Cailee Carter, Madison Faulkner, Dalton Kolley, Alyia Maulden and Dylan Wilson

Drakes Creek Middle School (Educator: Kandice Kilcoyne) – Keiko Nishijima

Greenwood High School (Educator: Kim Soule) – Nicole Agro, Cameron Brown, Nicole Camargo, Skylar Earnhart, Rebecca Fallon, Olivia Freas, Cyde Kitchens, Jodi Nishihijima, Madison Phillips, Feride Sadriji and Jacky Sanchez

James E Bazzell Middle School (Educator: Charleen Brinson) – Krista Graves and Reba Page

Metcalfe County High School (Educator: Chris Long) – Jessie Boles and Madison Pierce

Muhlenberg County High School, East (Educator: Jessica Scates) – Lee Abbott and Courtney Stanley

Muhlenberg County High School, West (Educators: Leigh Stewart and Kimberly McClellan) – Jacob Abbott, Allie Brumfield, Ashley Butler, Alexander Clack, Alberto Gualdi, Noad Hagy, Alexis Jessup, Makalia Mayes, Alicia Nelson, Ashelyn Piper, Kaylee Smith and Drew Tucker


Ohio County High School (Educators: Farrah Balhasen and Tara Maikranz) – Keely Clubbs, Emily Embry, Alyson Fulton, Karey Leach, Taylor Love, Megan Middleton, Ashley Schell, Gabriella Shephard, Jessica Shephard and Rylan Smith


Ohio County Middle School (Educator: Katrina Bullington) – Laryssa Carter, Alexandria Culbertson, Hannah Duncan, Taylor Filback, Brianna Henderson, Caleb Kennedy, Brent Mattos, Jalyn Poynter and Alyssa Taylor

South Warren Middle School (Educator: Paul Johnson) – Kelly Huetter and Jack Jones

Taylor County High School (Educator: Christina Hicks) – Sheridan Farris, Mollie Pittman, Rachel Roberts and Emily Swafford

Warren East Middle School (Educator: Missi Carini) – Lauren Alford, Sam Armbrust, Alexis Austin, Alexia Barnes, Nicole Bratcher, Madeline Chapman, Stephen Claborn, Ashley Clark, Brandon Clarkson, Cameron Davidson, Alexis Eakles, Shakiya Gatewodd, Adaja Green, Zack Grimes, Jason Hayes, Justine Haynes, Katherine Kinser, Abigal Lappe, Makenzie Lyons, Jayden Massey, Clarissa McKinney, Miranda Montgomery, Chris Morales, Tavion Morris, Sarah Neagle, Ashton and Dameon Price