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The New Season
Dale Daniel Leys Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Ceremony 2015
The 2015 induction ceremony features comments by Wendell Berry and readings of works by other inductees.
Chautauqua Kentucky Chautauqua
History comes alive with the Kentucky Humanities Councilís Chautauqua program.
2014 Season
Dale Daniel Leys Dale Daniel Leys:
Drawing Life

Artist Dale Daniel Leys creates drawings inspired by nature, science, and his work as a professor at Murray State University.
ATL Actors Theatre of Louisville
Stars and others celebrate the history and influence of the renowned repertory theater.
hands and hearts Appalatin
A group of musicians seamlessly blends the music of Appalachia and Latin America to form an irresistible new sound.
2013 Season
hands and hearts Of Hands and Hearts: The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen A close-up look at the artists and community that make up the guild. whelan Tracks of Imagination
Your ticket to Applied Imaginationís amazing garden railways.
ride Frank X Walker:
I Dedicate This Ride

The Kentucky writer and poet laureate for 2013-14 illuminates the life of legendary 19th-century African-American jockey Isaac Murphy.
whelan Wendy Whelan
Kentucky Muse presents an intimate profile of New York City Ballet principal dancer and Louisville native Wendy Whelan
2011 Season
friedman Julius Friedman:
Picture This

Explore the dynamic and emotional work of the Louisville graphic designer and photographer Julius Friedman.
tincan Tin Can Buddha: Shades of Blue  A great lineup of musicians with long-time ties to Kentucky and each other come together for a special blues-and piano-focused concert at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.
hds Harry Dean Stanton:
Crossing Mulholland

Fellow actors and musicians,film critics, and his Kentucky relatives tell the story of noted character actor Harry Dean Stanton.
kemper1 Painting with Glass
Watch from conception to installation as Kentuckian
Guy Kemper creates large-scale glass works for a Seattle rail station.

2010 Season


Harry Pickens:
In the Garden of Music

Enjoy a special performance by a Kentucky pianist and educator whose purpose in music is to bring people, ideas, and possibilities together.


Joe Molinaro: Hands in Clay
Meet a ceramics artist and Eastern Kentucky University professor whose hands transform clay into items of functionality; objects that inspire a sense of community; and pieces of fantasy.

earle Eighty-Eight Keys,
Three Hundred Years

Dr. Diane Earle of Kentucky Wesleyan College and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra present a musical history of the piano.
ed1 Encore Presentation: Signature, Ed McClanahan Meet the author of The Natural Man in this vintage KET production.

Past Seasons

Finding Higher Ground
Music and drama bring people in Harlan County together to talk about the life-and-death community challenge of prescription drug abuse.


Fire and Motion
The vibrant glasswork of Stephen Rolfe Powell and the intricate automata sculpture of Steve Armstrong reveal the distinctive energies of two gifted Kentucky artists.


Encore Presentation: Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story
In this vintage KET production, folk legend Jean Ritchie shares her life’s amazing journey, from her childhood in Eastern Kentucky to international recognition.

Master of Still Life: Mary Ann Currier
This remarkable Louisville artist is recognized as an outstanding American realist painter as well as a great teacher.

Mountain Music Gatherin’
From fiddlers to fans, those who love traditional music come together at the annual J.P. Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin’.

Murder, They Wrote
From rehearsals to performances, Owensboro’s International Mystery Writers’ Festival offered suspense, drama, and a killer good time.

Encore Presentation: Coal Black Voices
The Affrilachian poets celebrate heritage and roots with works about family, land, and community.

Encore Presentation: Ellis Wilson,—So Much To Paint
A passion for painting took Mayfield native Ellis Wilson to a successful career in Manhattan. He died in poverty but left an inspiring legacy.

A Novel Approach
There’s more than one way to write a novel! Explore three ways in visits with Kentucky writers Sheila Williams, Kirby Gann, and Silas House.