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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College


For the past decade Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges Appalachian Teaching Project has worked to make the statement there is nothing to do here a lie in our community by engaging a broad cross-section of residents in creating public art for display and performance in our county. This year, Southeast classes in art and music worked with coalitions of community partners to create a new community play and continued to evolve the youth-led and youth-centered Crawdad art and music series. Scheduled events included a community-engaged scripting process for the third Higher Ground play, the art and concert event Crawdadoween 3: Night of the Living Crawdead, a fourth spring Crawdad festival in 2011, a series of community performances of a new Higher Ground play, and completion of tile mosaic projects for Lynch and Cumberland.

Final Report

Student Participants: Jessica Russell, Amber Osborne, Nissa Burkeen, Andrew Milwee, Cory Lowe, Sydney Jones, Quentin Johnson, Deron Major, Nick Cornett, Crystal Rowe, Shawna Fields, Lisa Walters, Marisha Tinsley, Theresa Bennett, Rosalee Partin, Chesare Burke, Angela Witt, Ethan McKnight

Faculty: Ann Schertz, Robert Gipe


Contact Information:

Robert Gipe
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
700 College Road
Cumberland, KY 40823
Telephone: 606-589-3130



Previous Conference Participation:   2009


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