The NEA Our Town grant program, Appalshop and the City of Jenkins, Kentucky joined in working with regional and national artists as well as community members to produce permanent and temporary public art while also conducting innovative arts programming that fosters community interaction. The project “A City Built on Coal: Jenkins, Kentucky” builds upon the celebration of the Jenkins Centennial (1912 –2012) and includes development and launching of a media-rich walking/driving tour that highlights the historic industrial architecture and unique stories of the birth, life, and death of an American coalmining town and its sense of itself as part of a future beyond coal.
Elizabeth Barret, Project Director
Ben Fink, Project Manager
Benny Becker, Reporter and Producer
Caroline Rubens, Archivist
Bruce Parsons, App Development