Dolan accepted into Governor’s School of Art


Courtesy photo GCHS Junior Amy Dolan accepts her award for the 2015 Governor’s School of Art.

GCHS Junior Amy Dolan has been accepted to the 2015 Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) summer session with an ArtForm concentration in visual art.

According to Art Teacher Beverly Dowell, Dolan is the first GCHS student selected in the past nine years to attend GSA.

With well over 1,000 applicants for the prestigious program, only a little over 200 are selected to attend. The rigorous application process includes creation of a variety of different art forms along with an interview.

Dolan said she was required to make nine pieces of art that showed a wide variety of her abilities for her audition, from charcoal to painting to ceramics.

Every summer since 1987, GSA has guided over 200 of Kentucky’s finest young artists through three weeks of intense arts instruction. GSA offers nine different arts disciplines: Architecture+Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, New Media, Visual Art, and Vocal Music.

For three solid weeks, GSA students are totally immersed in the arts, meet new people from across the state, and explore their creativity, as they are immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master classes, lectures, hands-on workshops, and field trips.

Graduates of the summer program are eligible for a host of scholarships and educational opportunities in all fields of study. Plus, 24 colleges and universities welcome GSA alums with scholarships, just for having completed the program.

Amy Dolan, the daughter of Sherry Dolan, of Caneyville, was also recognized by the City of Caneyville for her achievement during the regularly scheduled, Monday, June 8 Caneyville City Commission meeting.

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