A reception announcing the first MU Extenstion Community Arts Pilot Project Award to the City of Lexington will be held Tuesday evening.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Community Arts Specialist Lee Ann Woolery:

Lee Ann Woolery

They chose Lexington because their proposal indicated the town has a very strong core creative team.

“It’s a community that has experienced working together to build upon ideas,” said Woolery.  “They have some very strong volunteer force in that community, and the capacity for future human resource that would really be able to engage in this project and move it forward.  They also have an exceptional cultural history.”

The program will also provide an opportunity for youth in the community to explore the arts.

“One thing we expect from this, and certainly hope from it is that through this community arts project, we will be able to encourage youth to stay in the community,” said Woolery, “Additionally we are hoping to attract artists from outside the community that may see Lexington as a very affordable place to have their artist studio and exhibition spaces.”

The reception will be held from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in Groendyke Hall on the campus of Wentworth Military Academy and College.  For more information, contact Woolery at [email protected] or Abigail Tempel at [email protected].