About Latitude Artist Community

Latitude Artist Community serves all people - with an emphasis on those thought by some to have a disability - by creating meaningful, inclusive community interactions which allow participating artists to contribute culturally and politically to the life of their community.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Latitude receives Governor's Award (KAC) Community Arts Award... and more!

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Latitude is honored to have been selected as a recipient of the Kentucky Arts Council/ Governor's Awards in the Arts...
— rcopley@herald-leader.com
Lexington's Latitude Artist Community, University of Kentucky HealthCare and Lawrenceburg author Bobbie Ann Mason are among the 2012 recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts, the state's highest honor in the arts.

Nine honorees were announced late Wednesday, including Prestonsburg philanthropist and arts advocate William Francis, who won the Governor's Awards' top honor, the Milner Award. Francis has served on numerous boards including the Jenny Wiley Theatre and the Kentucky Arts Council, and he has participated in national arts advocacy.

Mason won the national award, which honors a Kentucky artist who has worked on a national or international level. Her five-decade career has included the novel In Country, which became a 1986 movie starring Bruce Willis, and honors such as the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, Kentucky Book Awards in 2004 and 2012, and being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist.
Lexington Herald-Leader photo
Latitude won the community arts award for organizations that make a positive impact through the arts. The 11-year-old organization primarily serves people with disabilities, encouraging them to express themselves through the arts.....

"Community Arts Award – Latitude Artist Community, Lexington: This award honors a Kentucky individual or organization that has made a positive impact on the community through the arts. Latitude Artist Community serves all people with an emp...hasis on people with a disability. Since 2001, Latitude has designed innovative supports which encourage artists with a disability to succeed and contribute to their community. By design, Latitude develops some of the most innovative, elegant and daring social and creative supports of any program of its type in the country."
.....Latitude artist Tony Dunn will exhibit his work at Institute 193 in Lexington. Opening reception is Thursday August 2nd, 6-9pm. The exhibit will also a feature a few watercolors by Latitude artist Mary Fields.
When visiting Third Street Coffee, check out the work of Latitude artist Paul McGurl!
Check out Pauls line of t shirts at Institute 193
some recent Latitude events of note....
Latitude's Citizen Advocate  of the Year Award to... Broke Spoke Community Bike Shop with thanks to LFUCG Councilperson Tom Blues to presenting the award.

At the same time we enjoyed our annual from PUSH America a group of bicyclists who bike coast to coast each summer bringing awareness to disability issues. Click here for a short video of their visit from WTVG.
4400 APOLOGIES.....
is a recognition/performance by Latitude of those who passed away while at Eastern State Hospital

For an article about 4400 APOLOGIES by the Lexington Herald-Leader click here
For a series of great photos of 4400 APOLOGIES from the Herald-Leader click here
In June Latitude collaborated with sound artist Robert Beatty... the outcome was the performance ASTRAL DUETS

For a great video of the collaboration/performance click here 
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