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Kentucky Artisan Center is located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75
at Berea exit 77.
November 18, 2011
From the Director
During the upcoming holiday season, we have some fascinating demonstrations scheduled and in this e-news you'll learn of many other great opportunities throughout the region like Berea's Twelve Days of Christmas "Make It, Take It, Give It" workshops.
Whether you make a gift
yourself, or hand-select just the right artisan product, we encourage you to
give locally-made gifts this holiday season. Our center and other shops and
galleries in Berea and across the state provide a great selection of
Kentucky-made gifts, whether you're looking for a warm scarf, that special
piece of jewelry, a great book, a new recording, or a favorite holiday
Be sure to join us soon for some great holiday
spirit and wonderful artisan-made gifts!
The Center is Decked Out for the
Every holiday season, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea decks
its halls and lobby with beautiful artisan-made works. The centerpiece of this
display is our 18 foot tree, which this year will be festooned with carved
Santa ornaments by Paducah artisans Doug and Mary Ridley and small gift card
wall baskets by Elizabeth Worley of Lexington.
"An Artful Array: Bowls by Kentucky
Artisans" Exhibit Continues
"Think Kentucky" As You Plan Your
There are bourbon themed cookbooks like David Domine's A Splash of Bourbon - Kentucky's Spirit and Albert Schmid's Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook with its Kentucky Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie recipe.
There are holiday themed cookbooks like Tim Laird's That's Entertaining, which includes holiday tips for invitations, party favors, and table settings along with delicious recipes; Sarah Fritschner's Holidays; and seasonal cookbooks like Maggie Green's The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook, which features recipes for fresh foods locally available each month of the year.
Kentucky Proud artisans also offer a wide selection of Kentucky-made specialty foods such as Rattlesnake Hill Farm's Bourbon Garlic Sauce, Spring Valley Farms' Sweet Potato Butter, Pumpkin Butter and Honey, Pappy's Hot Sauce for Sissies, Bourbon Barrel Vanilla, Smoked Pepper and Sea Salt, Broadbent's Country Bacon and Ham Steaks, Old Kentucky Chocolates' Bourbon Cherries, Woodford Reserve Bourbon Balls, Simply Kentucky Fudge, Ruth Hunt Blue Mondays, Gethsemane fudge and fruit cakes, and Bauer's Modjeskas to name a fewall available at the Kentucky Artisan Center.
Holiday Hours at the Kentucky
Artisan Center at Berea
November 24 Thanksgiving Day (closed)
The Center's cafe will close at 2 pm on Tuesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 16 for private events.
Our staff look forward to hosting many of you as you bring
family and friends to visit us over the holiday season.
Berea's Twelve Days of Christmas -
Make It, Take It, Give It - Dec 1-12
Berea's Tourism Office to re-open
in L&N Railroad Depot
Holiday Destinations & Events
Whitehall State Historic Site just outside of Richmond is having its annual Victorian Christmas on the first two weekends of December. (Dec. 2, 3 and Dec. 9, 10) The mansion is decorated for the holiday season and tours will be self-guided with staff in period costumes and refreshments at the tours end. For more information call 859- 623-9178.
The Kentucky Horse Park, just north of Lexington offers a great event for the season. Nov. 18 - Dec. 31 the Parks' annual Southern Lights display will return to the Kentucky Horse Park with its majestic world of holiday figures and scenes lit with thousands of lights. Visitors can drive and tour the lights each evening from 5:30 - 10 p.m.
Also of special interest at the Kentucky Horse Park is an extensive exhibition titled "The Horse," on display at the Kentucky Horse Park's International Museum of the Horse (IMH) through April 6, 2012. This major exhibition was created and made possible by the American Museum of Natural History. For information and details on the exhibit go to www.kyhorsepark.com
ARTISANS IN THE NEWS
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
John Lackey was commissioned by the Kentucky Arts Council to create the awards presented to recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts, the Commonwealth's highest honor in the arts. Recipients of the 2011 awards included Kenneth F. vonRoenn, Jr. of Louisville, KY, who has created significant public works throughout the nation, including five dramatic windows in the gallery area of Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea that beautifully combine layered dichroic glass and blown glass elements.
A five-piece glass commission by Brook Forest White Jr. has been installed in the Interpretive Center at Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville, IN.
Patrick Rademaker was the winner of the 2011 Kentucky State Fair Pottery Rowe Purchase Award for his ceramic work entered into the state fair competition. Sponsor of the award is Pottery Rowe in Louisville, which is owned and operated by studio potter Melvin Rowe.
Artisans selected to participate in the Ohio Designer Craftsmen's Winter Fair on Dec. 2-4 include Sharon Chartier Haines, Jana John, Amy Elswick, J.D. Schall, Ann Klem, Josie Lamb Williams, Robbie Moriarty, Julia Weber, Scott Kellersberger, Mark Needham, Deborah and James Green, and Jamie Donaldson.
Artisans selected for the Cincinnati Winterfair on Nov. 25-27 include Ann Klem, Dwayne Cobb, Deborah Chenault, Robbie Moriarty, Gary Bertram, Gary Cooper, Michael Shambro, Deborah and James Green, and T.R. Williams.
Basketmaker Scott Gilbert was part of the exhibition "Kentucky Basketry: Weaving the Past with the Present" at Gallery on the Square and was the guest demonstrator at the opening reception. Beth Hester is documenting old traditional baskets at the gallery - giving visitors information on their old baskets.
The University of Louisville Hite Art Institute in conjunction with the 2011 Louisville Photo Biennial showcased the photographic work of Guy Mendes Oct. 14-Nov. 13 in an exhibit entitled "40 Years, 40 Portraits."
Graphite artist Connie Combs, Earl Hammer Jr. who created "The Waltons" TV series, and country music star Loretta Lynn have been chosen to be inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Mountain Artisans at a ceremony being held on November 26, in Harlan, KY
Works by potters Sebastian Moh and Carolyn Zama were selected to be included in a Food and Function Collection calendar published by the Potters Council, a subsidiary of The American Ceramics Society.
Jewelry artisan Frank Otera, a Piqua Shawnee Native American, took part in a ceremony to commemorate Native American Heritage Month and honor Kentucky Native American Veterans.
Several Kentucky master artists will be working with apprentices to conserve their art forms, including storyteller Mitch Barrett of Berea, fiddler Dan Carwile of Lexington, Gospel musician John Edmonds of Bowling Green, and storyteller Octavia Sexton of Orlando.
Singer/songwriter Heath Eric was interviewed and spotlighted in the Kentucky Arts Council's 2011 Annual Report.
Raison D'Etre participated in the Ohio Arts Presenters Network's annual showcase conference in Columbus, OH.
10:30 AM 3:30 PM (unless otherwise noted)
GALLERY EXHIBIT Now Through Feb. 25,
LOBBY EXHIBIT Through Jan 3,
LOBBY EXHIBIT Jan 7 - Feb 27,
Berea's 26th annual Twilight Christmas Parade 6 pm
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE -
FREE GUIDED TOUR OF
TRADITIONAL WAX ORNAMENTS
POTTERY ON THE WHEEL DEMONSTRATION
CHRISTMAS EVE - CLOSING at
CHRISTMAS DAY - CLOSED
PAINTED GOURDS & STITCHED ORNAMENTS
NEW YEAR'S EVE - CLOSING at
Christmas Country Dance School Berea
College Dec. 26 - Jan 1
CLOSED NEW YEAR'S DAY
Artisans are invited to
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