From acting and directing to writing and arranging not to mention stage design and puppetry, Bart Lovins has done a little bit of everything when it comes to theatre. He has been praised by regional critics for his varied performances, hailed by New York critics for his directing and been recognized nationally for his work as an arts presenter.
Bart is currently the founding director of the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center (The PAC) where his efforts to incorporate the performing arts as a teaching tool across the curriculum for grades K-12 as well as a method for community building have been rewarded by such organizations as the Kentucky Arts Council, the Southern Arts Federation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kennedy Center, and the Arts Education Partnership.
Just this year, he was recognized locally as a Distinguished Hardin County Schools Alumni, by the state as the Kentucky Music Education Association’s 2009 Friend of Music, and regionally as an invited member of the Southern Arts Federation’s inaugural Dance Touring Initiative.
While his time is greatly consumed by his duties at the PAC, he has on occasion over the past few years been able to continue exploring other professional artistic endeavors including performing in Greater Tuna at Beef & Boards Dinner Theater, and directing Grease for Stephen Foster Drama, Inc.