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April Arts Events

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting three events in April celebrating the arts. All events are free and open the public.

The Poetry Month Celebration with Amanda Johnston will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Morrison Gallery of the James S. Owen Building. A resident of Austin, Texas, Amanda is the author of the poetry collection “Another Way to Say Enter,” the recipient of multiple Artist Enrichment grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Christina Sergeyevna Award from the Austin International Poetry Festival. She is a member of the Affrilachian Poets and a Cave Canem graduate fellow, as well as cofounder of Black Poets Speak Out, and founding executive director of Torch Literary Arts.

Johnston will be joined by other readers including finalists for the 2019 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize and ECTC students.

On Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. Peter Coogan will present a fascinating perspective on superheroes with “How Superheroes Mirror America: From Daniel Boone Monomyth to End Game.” This presentation will be held in Room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center (RPC). As a graduate student at Michigan State University, Coogan cofounded and continues to co-chair the Comics Arts conference, held in conjunction with the San Diego Comic-Con International and WonderCon.  He teaches comics and visual culture at Washington University in St. Louis, and in 2006 published a version of his dissertation as “Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre.” He recently published “Wonder Woman: Superheroine, Not Superhero” in the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (2018).

For more information about these events, contact Mick Kennedy at mick.kennedy@kctcs.edu or 270-706-8407.

“The Original Guitar Heroes” – In Concert and the History of Guitars

 The public is invited to a free guitar concert featuring Andrew Rhinehart and Kevin Shank at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College on Tuesday, April 30 at 3 p.m. in the Science Auditorium.

In the early to mid-1800s, the construction of the guitar was beginning to look very similar to the modern day six stringed instrument.  As instrument builders began producing these guitars, a new generation of virtuosic guitarists/composers began writing music for the instrument.  Join Andrew Rhinehart and Kevin Shank for a discussion about the early history of the modern guitar and to hear music from two of the most important guitarists from this time period, Mauro Giuliani and Fernando Sor.

For more information, please contact Andrew Rhinehart at 270-706-8495 or arhinehart0002@kctcs.edu