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Willisburg musician named KY AC featured artist for July, August
The Kentucky Arts Council, funded by the General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, is celebrating 50 years of servcice in 2016
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By Tom Musgrave
Kentucky Council for the Arts
FRANKFORT, KY - Banjo player Sue Massek of Willisburg is the Kentucky Arts Council's featured artist for July and August. She will have the distinction of being the first featured artist to occupy the spotlight on the arts council's new website homepage.
In a career spanning five decades, Massek has performed as a solo artist and with The Reel World String Band throughout the United States, Canada, Italy and Central America. She has three albums as a solo artist and seven albums with her band. She is an adjudicated teaching artist in the arts council's Teaching Artists Directory and for VSA Kentucky, an organization that serves and mentors artists with disabilities. She was among the first graduates of the arts council's Community Scholars program and has received, as a master artist, a Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant.
"The arts council has given me opportunities to hone my skills as an artist and educator and provided what I needed to sustain using music as my main source of income," Massek said. "And I have been blessed to work closely with iconic Kentucky artists including Lily May Ledford, Clyde Davenport and Blanche Coldiron.
" Massek has worked as a cultural organizer for Kentucky Foundation for Women, Appalachian Women's Alliance and for the arts council. Born in Kansas, Massek has called Kentucky home for nearly 40 years and is devoted to Appalachia and the people who live there.
To learn more about Massek, visit the arts council's website. The featured artist's page includes a story about her work, a video of Massek discussing her work and contact information for Massek.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The arts council is celebrating 50 years of service in 2016.
This story was posted on 2016-07-04 05:35:21
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