Kentucky Arts Council

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Wednesday the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort became a showcase for creative Kentuckians.

Josh James / WUKY

Artists, arts organizations, and other supporters gathered in the heart of the Capitol Tuesday to bring attention to arts funding in the state.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- In a small studio in Lexington, master fiddler Daniel Carwile prepares for a lesson with a student first by tuning her instrument. They meet for 45 minutes once a week.

At age 60, Karen Jones is not like most of Carwile’s students. She’s a retired lawyer and a member of two musical groups.

“I had some classical training as a child and then when I became a member of the Reel World String Band-- it’s an all-women string band-- we had a Clawhammer banjo player and she taught me a lot of fiddle tunes.”