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Kentucky Artisan Center is located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75
at exit 77 at Berea.
September 2, 2011
From the Director
New Exhibition - "An Artful Array: Bowls
by Kentucky Artisans"
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea's newest exhibition An
Artful Array: Bowls by Kentucky Artisans will be on display at the Center
through Feb. 25, 2012. This exhibit showcases a wide range of bowls created by
41 Kentucky artisans. Included are works made from clay, wood, glass, fiber and
stone. Bowls in this exhibit are both functional and non-functional with some
works becoming pure sculpture.
In a less functional vein, Michael Frasca has taken eight
stoneware bowls and joined them together into a diamond shaped wall sculpture
that is breathtaking in its size and simplicity. Fiber artist Justine Dennis
has stitched fabric into a shallow bowl titled "Mitosis," which features
colorful stitched patterns suggesting its title. Chris Ramsey's bowl form "Have
Another Cherry," with its undulating natural bark edge, was turned on a lathe
from an extremely large wild cherry tree.
"LaVon Williams: Kentucky Folk Artist"
Lobby Exhibit Continues through Sept. 10
New Lobby Exhibit Opening Sept. 17: "The
Clays of Kentucky"
In the entire scope of Kentucky history, only a few families have played an influential role in public life over many decades. The Clay family is one of those. From the settling of Kentucky in the late 18th century to the close of the 20th century, members of the Clay family have made important contributions in business, politics, agriculture, and women's rights. The Clays have greatly affected life in Kentucky and the course of the Commonwealth's history.
This exhibit contains images and documents rarely seen in public. Accompanying this exhibit will be information on Henry Clay and his historic estate Ashland located in Lexington, as well as information on Cassius Clay and his historical estate Whitehall, located outside of Richmond, Kentucky. The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will also be featuring a number of books focusing on members of the Clay family.
Works by Center Artisans Featured in
Free Guided Tours at Kentucky Artisan
Center at Berea
Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen
- Fall Fair Oct. 8-9
Fall Fair hours are Saturday, Oct. 8 - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 9 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The fair is handicap accessible and free parking is available. Free shuttle service from Boone Tavern to the fair and back will be available. For more information contact the KGAC at 859/ 986-3192 or by email.
38th Celebration of Traditional Music -
Guest performers this year are dance caller Mark Samples, WV; guitarist Eddie Pennington, KY; the Evangelistic-Coral-Airs, VA; fiddler James Bryan, AL; guitarist Carl Jones, AL; the Reed Island Rounders (Betty Vornbrock, Billy Cornette and Kirk Sutphin) VA; and singer Caroline Herring, GA.
Held on the Berea College campus, all locations are handicap accessible. For more information call 859/ 985-3140 or E-mail .
ARTISANS IN THE NEWS
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship awards of $7,500 each to seven Kentucky visual and media artists. Among the recipients of this year's awards are KACB ceramic artist Tina Gebhart of Berea, mixed media artist Kathleen O'Brien of Harrodsburg, and wood artisan Mark Whitley of Smiths Grove. New and emerging artists were also selected in a separate category. Among the three visual artists and one media artist receiving the $1,000 awards are KACB ceramic artisans Matthew Gaddie of Bardstown and Amelia Stamps of Lexington.
Musician and songwriter Dale Ann Bradley has been nominated for the 2011 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Female Vocalist of the Year - an award Dale Ann won in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Her newest CD Somewhere South of Crazy is now available at the Center.
The Kentucky Arts Council has announced the 2011 recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts, the Commonwealth's highest honor in the arts. The recipients will be recognized by Gov. Steve Beshear at a public ceremony and celebration on October 20, 2011, in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. Kenneth F. vonRoenn Jr. of Louisville is the 2011 recipient of the Artist Award, which recognizes a lifetime of achievement by an artist who works in any discipline and resides in Kentucky. One of America's most celebrated glass artists, vonRoenn 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. These windows were commssioned as the Center was being constructed.
Singer and musician Robert Tincher performed at the Berea Celtic Festival and delivered a lecture titled "Roots and Branches."
Matthew Gaddie gave a talk at Mudworks in Lexington titled "Building a Small Soda Kiln in your Backyard."
KACB artisans leading and teaching workshops during the first annual Berea Festival of LearnShops were; Richard Adams, Nancy Kelly Allen, Pat Banks, Diana Colgate, Jeff Farmer, Steve Farmer, Thomas Freese, Ken Gastineau, Sally Gastineau, Diane Gilliam, Pat Jennings, Susan Mitchell, Kathleen O'Brien, Mary Reed, Robin Reed, Pat Ritter, Chris Robbins, Roberta Schultz, Octavia Sexton, Luann Vermillion, and Michelle Weston.
Author Bobbi Junod received the Indie Excellence Book Award in the Gardening category for her book Do You Doubt the Daffodil?, currently available at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
The Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft opened an new exhibition titled, "Moving Forward: Circling Back - Celebrating 50 Years of the Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen," on display through Oct. 15, 2011 in Louisville. KACB artisans included in this retrospective exhibit are: Dobree Adams, Philis Alvic, Appalachian Fireside Crafts, Dan Neil Barnes, Wayne Bates, Berea College, Linda Bowman, Jamison Brumm, Warren Brunner, Sally Cammack, Page Candler, Dave Caudill, Teresa Cole, Mary Colmer, Neil Colmer, Justine Dennis, Neil DiTeresa, Jamie Donaldson, Paul Ferrell, Jack Fifield, Bruce Robert Frank, Harriet Giles, Doug Haley, Bruce & Kelley Hoefer, Lynn Horine, Emmy Houweling, Walter Hyleck, Ron Isaacs, Craig Kaviar, Ann Klem, John Lackey, Grey Zeitz and Larkspur Press, John Leeds, Ann LeGris, Satian Leksrisawat, Warren May, Mary McKinney, Robbie Moriarty, Philip Phillips, Lester Pross, Robin Reed, Mary Rezny, Jeff Rogers, Laura Ross, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Rachel Savané, Greg Seigel, Janet Serrenho, John Snell, Amelia Stamps, Erika Strecker, R.C. Thompson, Cathy Vigor, Rob Weingartner, Michelle Weston, Brook F. White Jr., Mark Whitley, T. R. Williams, and Jennifer Zurick.
KACB artisan Jennifer Zingg received a Kentucky Foundation for Women grant to further develop her sculptural work with gourds.
10:30 AM 3:30 PM (unless otherwise noted)
GALLERY EXHIBIT Now Through Feb. 25,
LOBBY EXHIBIT Through Sept. 10,
LOBBY EXHIBIT Sept. 17 - Nov. 13,
MEET THE ARTISANS RECEPTION for "An Artful
FOLK ART PAINTING
Perryville Battle Re-Enactment October 1-2
WILLOW BASKETS & BIRDHOUSE
Kentucky Guild Fall Fair Indian Fort
Theater, Berea, KY Oct. 8 & 9
POTTERY ON THE WHEEL
FREE GUIDED TOUR OF
Celebration of Traditional Music Weekend
Berea College Oct. 13-14-15-16
CARVED FOLK ART ROOSTERS & ANIMALS
CARVED WOOD CELTIC JEWELRY
POTTERY ON THE WHEEL
FREE GUIDED TOUR OF
CLOSED - Thanksgiving
Artisans are invited to
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