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Kentucky Artisan Center
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February 28, 2012
From the Director
Kentucky Crafted: The Market is always an exciting event for us! This annual event produced by the Kentucky Arts Council presents some of the state's finest visual artists, as well as music and other performances, publications, and food products. It's a wonderful showcase for the great work being produced in the state. For more information.
As we stock up for spring, we're adding new artisans, and new products, so be sure to stop by soon to enjoy our offerings. Demonstrations and other events continue on Saturdays, and there are always great tours and events in downtown Berea.
Here at the Center we are proud to introduce a new exhibit called "About Face: Kentucky Artisan Works Inspired by the Human Face," which will be on display through August 26 and a lobby display "Thinking Big" featuring oversized works including an enormous rocker by Berea artist Doug Haley.
We hope you can visit us soon to enjoy spring and
all the fine work being created around the state.
NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
NEW EXHIBIT: "ABOUT FACE: KENTUCKY ARTISAN WORKS INSPIRED BY THE HUMAN FACE"
March 3 - August 26, 2012
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will showcase a new
exhibition beginning on March 3, titled "About Face." This exhibit features a
wide range of works in which the human face is a central element, focal point
or inspiration. Created by 41 Kentucky artisans working in photography,
painting, fiber, clay, gourds, wood, bronze, collage and mixed media, the works
in this exhibit include both realistic and abstract
Photo above right: "Haunted" by Melissa T. Hall, Lexington, KY.
Meet the Artisans Reception
Photo Left: "Hooray for Hollywood," Rebekka Seigel, Owenton, KY.
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Kentucky Crafted: The Market -
March 3 & 4
Kentucky Crafted: The Market brings together juried participants all in one new location. Visitors can see works by 181 exhibitors - where tradition meets cutting edge - and shop for paintings, prints, jewelry, wearable art, home decor, furniture and artisan foods along with Kentucky-related books, CDs and DVDs. Don't miss this great opportunity! More
Arts are Alive in
At the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea visitors can watch demonstrating artisans, musical performances, book signings and food tastings and take home educational handouts every Saturday of the year from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Center showcases innovative works in special gallery and lobby exhibits each year and offers second-Saturday gallery talks each month. Complete Calendar.
Berea College crafts can be viewed on the college square at the Boone Tavern Gift Shop, the Log House Craft Gallery and at the SCOTS center. Visitors can also take student-led tours through the college's Student Craft Industries production areas to watch broomcraft, weaving, woodcraft and jewelry making.
The City of Berea offers visitors numerous learning experiences such as the popular Self-Guided Studio Artists at Berea Tours which take visitors into numerous interesting studios throughout the town and beyond. Teachers and educators can attain new professional development training by participating in Berea's Arts Across the Curriculum program. Berea's newest opportunity for learning is called the Berea Festival of Learnshops. Artists from all around the state lead classes and hands-on workshops in contemporary crafts, music, woodworking, painting, writing, culinary arts and more. More about these and other Berea events and opportunities.
ARTISANS IN THE NEWS
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Eighteen KACB artisans are included in "Kentucky Visions at the Capitol," an exhibit presented by the Kentucky Arts Council, that showcases the artwork of 32 artists in the halls, reception areas and conference rooms of Senate and House offices in the Capitol Annex in Frankfort. Visual artists invited to participate have previously been accepted into the Kentucky Arts Council's Kentucky Crafted program or have been the recipients of an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Award. KACB artisans participating are: Dobree Adams, Frankfort; Trent Altman, Louisville; Philis Alvic, Lexington; Patricia Brock, Louisville; Marta Dorton; Lexington, Linda Fifield, McKee; Bruce Frank, Georgetown; Linda Fugate-Blumer, Lexington; JoAnn Grimes, Berea; Elsie Harris, Lexington; Christopher Hill, Louisville; Cathleen Hill, Louisville; John Lackey, Lexington; Catherine Logsdon, Lakeside Park; Marianna McDonald, Lexington; Kathleen O'Brien, Harrodsburg; Judy Rosati, Louisville; David Toczko, Elizabethtown; and Laverne Zabielski, Somerset.
Roberta Schultz of Raison d'Etre appeared solo with Cincinnati poet, Pauletta Hansel at the Kentucky Haus, where she presented poems she had written and performed new songs.
New works by ceramicist Jim Gottuso were shown at AKAR Gallery in Iowa City, IA from Jan. 27 - Feb 10, 2012. The exhibit can be seen online at http://www.akardesign.com
Guy Mendes was featured as part of "21 Nights" in Lexington showing episodes of the award-winning documentary series "Art21."
Randall and Jill Rock, of Lawrenceburg, KY won first place in the National Sweet Sorghum Producer and Processors Sorghum syrup competion.
Marie Elena Ottman has a solo show at The Krantz Gallery at Jefferson Technical and Community College.
Kentucky author Abigail Keam's mystery series books titled Death by a Honeybee and Death by Drowning were finalists in USA Book's "Best Books List of 2011."
Judy Geagley and her grandson, Michael were featured on "Kentucky Back Roads" (ABC WTVQ) in January 2012.
Author Thomas Freese gave a storytelling performance on Jan. 14 at Acres of Land Winery along with a special dinner of wine tasting with winemaker Brian Neighbors.
Fourteen KACB artisans participated in the Kentucky Art Council's special exhibition "Commissioned to Create: Works by Artists who Created the Governor's Awards (1993 - 2011)." The commissioned awards along with other artworks are on display through April 15 at the Governor's Mansion, 704 Capital Ave., Frankfort, Ky. Featured artists are: Dan Neil Barnes, Lexington; Wayne Bates, Murray; William Duffy, Louisville; Linda Fifield, McKee; Ken Gastineau, Berea; Tracy Hawkins, Lexington; John Lackey, Lexington; the late Homer Ledford, Winchester; the late Rude Osolnik, Berea; Stephen Rolfe Powell, Danville; Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Lexington; Rebekka Seigel, Owenton; Brooke Forrest White Jr., Louisville; LaVon Van Williams Jr., Lexington; and Jennifer Zingg, Frankfort.
An exhibition of 33 works by Mick and Deb Shambro was on display at the Central Bank, John G. Irvin Gallery, in Lexington December 30, 2011-January 17, 2012.
10:30 AM 3:30 PM (unless otherwise noted)
GALLERY EXHIBIT Now Through August
LOBBY EXHIBIT Now through April 28,
Kentucky Crafted Market - March 3&4,
HONEYSUCKLE BASKET DEMONSTRATION
FREE GUIDED GALLERY
MEET-THE-ARTISANS RECEPTION for "About Face"
STITCHED JEWELRY & TRAVEL BAGS
CORNSHUCK FLOWERS DEMONSTRATION
BRAIDED WOOL RUG
FREE GUIDED GALLERY
RECYCLED SILVERWARE JEWELRY
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