LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Governor’s School for the Arts 2009 summer session comes to a close Saturday at Transylvania, highlighted by final student performances and graduation ceremonies.
The final week will also feature an appearance by First Lady Jane Beshear on Tuesday. She will be on campus for a showcase performance at 1 p.m. Tuesday will also be College and Career Planning Day, with over a dozen colleges and universities on hand to meet with the GSA students. Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Marcheta Sparrow is also scheduled to be on hand.
The GSA will wrap up its 10th year on the Transy campus on Saturday, with final day-long performances in all disciplines preceding graduation ceremonies at 5:15 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium. Final performances, including those in instrumental and vocal music, musical theater, visual arts, drama, new media, and architecture, will begin at various campus locations at noon. All final day events are open to GSA parents, friends, and relatives as well as the public and media. Previous final day performances have attracted over 1,200 people to the Transy campus. Refreshments will be available at various campus locations near Old Morrison.
Final performances will be held at the Mitchell Fine Arts Center, the Little Theater, the Shearer Art Building, the Haupt Humanities Building, Old Morrison and the Cowgill Center.
A total of 225 high school students from 51 counties and about 85 high schools have been on the Transylvania campus since June 21, immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to local arts attractions.