Awards are Friday
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 17, 2016) — Recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Awards in the Arts, the state’s highest honors in the arts, will each receive a handmade platter created by Kentucky Crafted artist Matthew Gaddie of Bardstown. Awards will be presented on Friday in Frankfort.
Gaddie, who owns and operates The Meadows Pottery on his 315-acre family farm in Nelson County, has been a full-time studio ceramic artist since 2007. He was an adjunct professor of art at St. Catharine College in Springfield from 2007 until its recent closing. In 2003, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of Evansville and in 2016 completed the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Ceramics at Hood College, in Frederick, Maryland.
The Governor’s Awards in the Arts are coordinated by the Kentucky Arts Council and honor those who have made significant contributions and achievements in the arts throughout the commonwealth. Each year, the arts council commissions an artist to create a piece of original artwork to be presented to the recipients during the awards ceremony.