The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea celebrates 10 years as Kentucky’s showcase for the arts with three days of celebration, and on Saturday, July 20, Kyle Meadows and the Kentucky Wonder String Band, will perform music on hammer dulcimer, banjo, guitar and fiddle from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meadows, of Cold Spring, will perform on the hammer dulcimer along with fellow musicians Steve Adkisson and Jack Bunch, together known as the Kentucky Wonder String Band.

Photo, left to right: Jack Bunch, Steve Adkisson and Kyle Meadows of Kentucky Wonder String Band

Born in North Carolina, Meadows began his career in music as a child learning to play the piano by ear. As a teenager, he taught himself how to play the hammer dulcimer and has been playing ever since. Meadows is joined by two other self-taught musicians, Steve Adkisson, a ninth-generation Kentuckian playing banjo and guitar, from New Liberty; and Jack Bunch, of London, playing fiddle. This performance is supported in part by the Kentucky Arts Council.

Music by Kyle Meadows is regularly available at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea, Exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the cafe is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Celebrating 10 years in 2013 with three days of events and activities July 19-21, the center currently features works by more than 650 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Special exhibits include “The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea: Celebrating 10 Years,” on display through Aug. 24; and “The Founding of the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea” and “Highlights of the First 10 Years,” on display in the lobby through Nov. 17, 2013. For more information about the center’s events call 859-985-5448, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kentucky.artisan.center, or go to the center’s website at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov.

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.



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