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Recent Press Releases

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea regularly issues press releases for upcoming events and opportunities. Below are links to our current releases.

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Stitched From the Heart - February Artisan Center Demonstrations Feature Textile Arts

January 31, 2017 2:43 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center will feature demonstrations stitched from the heart - during the Valentine’s Day month of February.

Call for Entries for ‘225’ Exhibit at Kentucky Artisan Center

January 4, 2017 9:41 AM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea honors KY's 225th year with the exhibit "225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky History."

Berea’s Got Talent - Kentucky Artisan Center Demonstrations Feature Berea Artists

December 31, 2016 2:18 PM

January brings talented Berea studio artists to the Kentucky Artisan Center for Saturday demonstrations from 10:30 to 3:30.

Dramatic Color and Grand Scale - ‘Reveal’ Exhibit Opens at Kentucky Artisan Center

December 29, 2016 2:35 PM

The KY Artisan Center opens an exhibit introducing two new artists in, “Reveal: Don Ament and Joyce Garner” Jan. 7 - April 30, 2017.

A ‘Notable’ Holiday - December Brings Musical Performances to the Kentucky Artisan Center

December 1, 2016 4:15 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea offers a variety of musical performances and artisan demonstrations during December.

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea Has Kentucky-Made Gifts for Everyone

November 8, 2016 11:09 AM

The Kentucky Artisan Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, but is open regular hours (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) all other days that week.

Call for Entries for ‘Reveal’ Exhibit at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

November 8, 2016 10:57 AM

Kentucky’s two-dimensional artists who work in large formats are invited to apply to the exhibit "Reveal" at the KY Artisan Center.

November Brings Glass Artistry to the Kentucky Artisan Center

October 27, 2016 4:04 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea opens the holiday season with glittering glass demonstrations by artists throughout the month.

Kentucky House of Representatives Honors Artist John Leeds with Citation of Achievement

October 26, 2016 3:46 PM

Artist John Leeds has been awarded a “Citation of Achievement” from the Kentucky House of Representatives, initiated by Rep. Rita H. Smart.

Feats of Clay - October Brings Pottery Events to the Kentucky Artisan Center

October 5, 2016 3:00 PM

In October the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea offers “Feats of Clay,” a series of clay demonstrations by four Kentucky potters.

Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans - New Exhibit Opens Sept. 17 at Kentucky Artisan Center

September 14, 2016 1:57 PM

A new gallery exhibit “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans” opens Sept. 17 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Fall in Love with Jewelry - September Brings Jewelers to the Kentucky Artisan Center

September 2, 2016 9:03 AM

September brings the start of fall and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea opens the season with demonstrations by four Kentucky jewelers

New Artisan Review Application Deadline Sept. 30

August 10, 2016 4:10 PM

Three times a year the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea holds review sessions. Applications for the next review are due September 30.

‘Reveal’ Exhibit Program Kicks-off at Kentucky Artisan Center

August 10, 2016 3:52 PM

Large paintings and new limited edition prints by artist Monica Pipia are now on display at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Carved in Stone: Louisville Sculptors Featured at Kentucky Artisan Center

July 29, 2016 2:47 PM

During August, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will host demonstrations focusing on stone sculpture by three Louisville artists.

Berea Voted # 1 in America’s Top 10 Towns for Craft Lovers

July 29, 2016 2:32 PM

Craft lovers from all over the country have voted Berea as their #1 favorite town for crafts.

Dr. Pearlie M. Johnson Presents “Quilt Art: Examining the Narrative in Kentucky Quilts”

July 26, 2016 3:33 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will host Dr. Pearlie M. Johnson presenting “Quilt Art: Examining the Narrative in Kentucky Quilts.”

Kentucky arts shine at Southern Legislative Conference

July 7, 2016 4:44 PM

A special and distinctive array of Kentucky art will be showcased for sale July 10-12 at the Lexington Convention Center.

Fiber and Textile Arts Showcased at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea in July

July 1, 2016 3:03 PM

During the month of July, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will host demonstrations and events focusing on the textile arts.

Harland Colonel Sanders ‘Visits’ the Kentucky Artisan Center June 12

June 11, 2016 2:19 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center will feature actor Henry Dowell in, “Harland Colonel Sanders: More Than Fried Chicken” on Sunday, June 12.

Two-Dimensional Arts Showcased at Kentucky Artisan Center in June

June 2, 2016 3:33 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will host drawing, woodcarving and two different printmaking demonstrations during the month of June.

Call for Entries for Fall Exhibit at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

May 26, 2016 3:53 PM

Kentucky artists are invited to submit entries for the exhibit “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans” Sept. 17, 2016-Feb. 25, 2017.

Woodworking Showcased at the Kentucky Artisan Center in May

May 5, 2016 1:19 PM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will host a variety of woodworking events each Saturday in May.

Making Baskets Scores Points for Artistic Couple

April 15, 2016 11:40 AM

David and Donna Glenn will demonstrate their unique style of basketry, on April 30, from 10:30 to 3:30 at the Kentucky Artisan Center.

Kentucky House of Representatives Honors Artist Ron McWhorter with Citation of Achievement

April 22, 2016 4:15 PM

Artist Ron McWhorter has been awarded a “Citation of Achievement” from the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Monotype Prints: Marta Dorton Creates the Unexpected

April 15, 2016 11:20 AM

Marta Dorton will demonstrate monotype printmaking on Saturday, April 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the KY Artisan Center at Berea.

Berea Welcome Center Carvers Demonstrate Techniques April 16 at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

April 15, 2016 11:07 AM

Keith Flowers, Jack Gann and Will Bondurant will demonstrate their woodcarving techniques on Saturday, April 16, from 10:30 to 3:30.

Felted Wool Vessels Created by Vallorie Henderson April 2 at Kentucky Artisan Center

March 30, 2016 11:04 AM

Vallorie Henderson, of Louisville, will be demonstrating both 2-D and 3-D feltmaking on Saturday, April 2, at the KY Artisan Center.

Elizabeth Worley to Demonstrate Basketry March 26 at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

March 19, 2016 2:11 PM

Elizabeth Worley, of Lexington, will demonstrate reed basketry on Saturday, March 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the KY Artisan Center.

March Events Calendar - Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

March 2, 2016 10:59 AM

A list of exhibits, demonstrations and events for the month of March at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Kentucky Artisan Center Announces New Director

March 2, 2016 10:36 AM

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Finley as the new executive director of the Center.

"Great Impressions: Prints by Kentucky Artisans’" at KY Artisan Center

March 2, 2016 10:19 AM

A new gallery exhibit “Great Impressions: Prints by Kentucky Artisans” showcases works by 20 Kentucky artists March 5-Sept. 10, 2016.

NEW EXHIBIT- "Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition" at Kentucky Artisan Center

February 19, 2016 9:34 AM

A new exhibit “Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition” will be on display through June 30, 2016, in the lobby of the Kentucky Artisan Center.

Oil Painting Techniques Demonstrated by Louie Northern at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

January 14, 2016 3:05 PM

Louie Northern, of Mount Vernon, will demonstrate his oil painting techniques on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kent