LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Governor’s School for the Arts 2008 summer session came to a close Saturday at Transylvania, highlighted by final student performances and graduation ceremonies.
The GSA wrapped up its ninth year on the Transy campus with final day-long performances in all disciplines preceding graduation ceremonies in Haggin Auditorium. Final performances, including those in instrumental and vocal music, musical theater, visual arts, drama, new media and architecture, were held at various campus locations at 12:30. All final day events were open to GSA parents, friends and relatives as well as the public and media. Previous final day performances have attracted over 1,000 people to the Transy campus.
Final performances were 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 241 high school students from nearly 50 counties and about 85 high schools were on the Transylvania campus beginning June 22, immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips to local arts attractions.
Highlights of the 2008 GSA program can be found at this link: http://www.kentuckygsa.org/students/highlights/2008-highlights/index/index.html