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Local artists to show work tomorrow

It’s not quite Pablo Picasso, but an exhibit of Kentucky art work will be coming to the Hill.

The Capital Arts Showcase will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Downing University Center and will feature in-state artists.

Showcases such as this one will tour schools throughout Kentucky.

The event is organized by the Kentucky Center, formerly the Kentucky Center for the Arts, in Louisville. The Capital Arts Center is sponsoring the event for south central Kentucky.

Virginia Hamilton, education director at the Capital Arts Center, said the showcase allows teachers and school administrators from a dozen surrounding counties to get a first-hand look at the artists. They will be able to decide if they would like for the event come to their schools.

“I think it’s a good idea,” Hamilton said. “It creates a forum where teachers can get together with artists to decide what they want in their schools. It’s a benefit to everyone.”

Twenty-four artists will be featured in the showcase in 10 minute segments. The event is open to the public. Admission is $10 per person. This price includes lunch and a program detailing the featured artists.

–Josh Coffman

Student wins award

Louisville junior Sarah Freshley received the President of the Year award for the Kentucky-Tennesse Circle K district. The award was given at the district convention held last weekend at Middle Tennessee State University in Mufreesboro.

Fifty students from seven districts of Kentucky and Tennessee attended the conference. Circle K, which is part of the Kiwanis International service organization, is the country’s largest collegiate service organization. There are several collegiate chapters of Circle K throughout the world.

Freshley served as president for the 2002-2003 term. Her term as president ended March 1.

She also started the club at Western in August of 2000. The award was the first the club has received.

“I didn’t think I was gonna win. I know we have a lot of good Circle K’s in our district,” Freshley said. “I was really surprised. All of the hard work that I did since has paid off.”

–Kandace Sebastian