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KET would like to thank the staff members, parents, and children who participated in Art to Heart tapings at these programs and locations:

  • Adams Elementary, St. Louis, MO
  • Belvedere Elementary School, Falls Church, VA
  • Byck Elementary, Louisville, KY
  • Center of Creative Arts, St. Louis, MO
  • Child Development Center, Lexington, KY
  • Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  • Community Academy Public Charter School, Washington, DC
  • Daviess County Schools, Owensboro, KY
  • East Tennessee State University Center for Early Childhood, Johnson City, TN
  • Gateway Child Development Center, Anderson, IN
  • Grayson-Breckinridge Head Start, Leitchfield, KY
  • Imagination Library, Pigeon Forge, TN
  • Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Louisville, KY
  • Key Learning Community, Indianapolis, IN
  • Lesley University's Creative Arts and Learning Program, Somerville, MA
  • Lexington Public Library Village Branch, Lexington, KY
  • Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School, Lexington, KY
  • New Hampshire Technical Institute Child and Family Development Center, Concord, NH
  • Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Powder House Community School, Somerville, MA
  • Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
  • Reach Out and Read, Boston, MA
  • Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
  • St. Agnes Elementary, Louisville, KY
  • St. Louis Reggio Collaborative, St. Louis, MO
  • Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, PA
  • Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, Washington, DC
  • Stage One, Louisville, KY
  • University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna and Fairfax, VA
  • West Louisville Talent and Education Center, Louisville, KY

Thanks also to the families who invited our cameras into their homes.

National Advisers     Locations | KET Production Personnel

Individuals from many organizations offered suggestions and ideas for the Art to Heart series and reviewed programs.

Liz Armistead
Director, Early Childhood Programs, Settlement Music School

Jerlean Daniel
Deputy Executive Director, National Association for the Education of Young Children

Dr. Linda C. Edwards
Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Charleston

Miriam C. Flaherty
Senior Director, Education, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Bonnie Lash Freeman
National Center for Family Literacy

Adam P. Matheny Jr.
Professor in Pediatrics, University of Louisville

Janet Brown McCracken
Art as a Way of Learning, Northampton Community College

Nancy Newberry
Kentucky Office of Early Childhood Development

Mary Claire O'Neal
Program Director, VSA Arts of Kentucky

Louise Pascale
Professor, Masters in Education Program, Lesley University

Judy Potter
Faculty Assistant, Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education, Western Illinois University

Allan Richards
Associate Professor, Art Education Department, University of Kentucky

Mary Lou Routt
Professor, Family Studies, University of Kentucky

Sharon Shaffer, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

Philip Shepherd
Arts and Humanities Consultant, Kentucky Department of Education

Kim Townley
Director, Early Childhood Development, Kentucky Department of Education

KET Production Personnel     Locations | National Advisers

Executive Producer: Nancy Carpenter

Producer/Director: Guy Mendes

Associate Producer: Mary Beth Hester

Writer: Teresa Day

Avid Editor/Graphics/Audio Post: Otis Ballard

Principal Videographer/Lighting: Frank Simkonis

Audio: Brent Abshear

Lighting Director: Don Dean

Additional Lighting/Videography: John Breslin, John Schroering

Additional Video: David Dampier

Additional Audio: Charlie Bissell, Noel Bramblett

Graphics: Mary Ann Brooks

Set Design: Robert Pickering

Still Photographs: Guy Mendes, Steve Shaffer

Makeup/Wardrobe: Janet Whitaker

ket team

Animation: Mike Ginter

Original Music: Dave Hamon

Production Assistants: Ben Allen, Melanie Fee, Sara O'Keefe

Interns: Robin Myers, Sarah Tackett

DVD Authoring: Matthew Crum


Advisers: Tonya Crum, Tricia Dunn, Judy Flavell, Carrie Grate, Susan Hines-Bricker, Kathy Quinn

Initial Research: Chela Kaplan

KET Print and Web Team

Writers: Teresa Day, Carrie Grate, Mary Henson

Editors: Nancy Carpenter, Barbara Clifton, Teresa Day

Graphic Design: Missy Miller

Photographs: Guy Mendes, Steve Shaffer

Art to Heart Logo: Mike Ginter

Web Design: Dave Hamon

Print Coordination: Steve Brenner, Margaret Townsley

National Sales: Ron Griffin

Series Host

Ana Ortiz