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Abraham Lincoln to ‘Visit’ Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea July 21

Wednesday, 07 17, 2013

Gwen Heffner
gwen.heffner@ky.gov
Information Specialist
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Phone: 859 - 985-5448 X 230

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea celebrates 10 years as Kentucky’s showcase for the arts with three days of celebration, and on Sunday, July 21, actor Jim Sayre will portray America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, walking and talking with visitors at the center from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sayre, of Lawrenceburg, has been studying and portraying this great president for several decades. The actor will appear in costume and “in character” and will walk and talk with visitors throughout the center – bringing to life this famous Kentuckian. His portrayal is made possible by the Kentucky Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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.