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artist , Fine arts educator

Sharon Howerton Leightty, American artist, fine arts educator. Fellow artist fellow, Kentucky Arts Council, 2002; grantee, Kentucky Foundation Women, 1996, University Louisville, 1996, research on women grantee, 1998, women's center community building grantee, 1999; scholar Della Fricke scholar for Art Educators, Indiana University, 1992.

Background

Leightty, Sharon Howerton was born on September 29, 1954 in Springfield, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Jerry Lee and Doris Laverne (Mallard) H.

Education

Bachelor with honors, University Louisville, 1989. Master of Fine Arts, Indiana University, 1993.

Career

Art glass designer, public relations specialist Fenestra Art Glass Studio, Louisville, 1986-1988. Assistant department education University Louisville, 1989-1990. Graduate assistant fine arts Indiana University, 1990-1992, teaching assistant, 1992-1993.

Instructor Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, 1995-1996. Instructor fine arts University Louisville, since 1993, visiting assistant professor, 2000—2001. Studio artist, since 2001.

Juror scholastic art awards Jefferson County Schools, Louisville, 1996, 97.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Artist drawings (Purchase award 1991, Merit award 1995, Siegfried Weng Purchase award, 1998, Individual Artist's Kentucky Arts Council fellowship, 2002).

Membership

Presentation consultant Jefferson County Office for Women, Louisville, 1997. Contributor art auction Louisville Visual Art Association, since 1990. Co-leader Louisville Women's Issues Group, 1990-1995.

Organizer workshop First Unitarian Church, Louisville, 1994. Member regional coordinator Foundations in Art Theory and Education (presenter conference 1996), Women's Caucus for Art, Women's Drawing Group, panel member women's history conference, Kentucky State University.

Connections

Married Michael Wayne Wooden, March 21, 1974 (divorced). Children: Kenton, Kelly. Married David Lindsay Leightty, June 22, 1991.

Stepchildren: April, Paul.

father:
Jerry Lee H.

mother:
Doris Laverne (Mallard) H.

spouses:
Michael Wayne Wooden

David Lindsay Leightty

children:
Kenton Leightty

Kelly Leightty

April Leightty

Paul Leightty