A meet-the-artist reception will be held Sunday, March 16, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea for the center’s exhibition “Repurposed & Recycled:  Works by Kentucky Artisans.” This exhibit showcases both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works made from a wide array of unusual found and recycled materials. From old children’s building blocks to cigarette butts, antique weather vanes and dehydrated tree frogs – this exhibit reveals ingeniously repurposed and recycled materials turned into new and creative art.

Many of the artists whose work is on display will join visitors for the March 16 reception. At 1:30 p.m., a short program will begin in the exhibit gallery with artists speaking a few minutes about their exhibition pieces. Following this program, artists will remain on hand to answer questions and talk further with visitors. Light refreshments will be served. This reception is free and open to the public.

 Photos, Left to Right: "Box" by David Mohallatee; "Metal Fish" by Ken Roberts; "Specimen" by Ann Legris

Artists with work in the exhibit include: Lydia Allen, Pewee Valley; Mike Angel, London; Lisa Austin, Louisville; Thomas Blanck, Nicholasville; Linda Fugate-Blumer, Lexington; Jane Bresser, Covington; Pat Brunner, Berea; Stacey Chinn, Lexington; Amanda Clark, Louisville; Sherrie Cocanougher, Parksville; Jeremy Colbert, Lexington; Wendy Currier, Lexington; John Dixon, Danville; Ronald Gosses, Richmond; Sam Greenwell, Georgetown; Vallorie Henderson, Louisville; Ann LeGris, Taylorsville; Deborah Levine, Louisville; Brandon Long, Lancaster; Kathleen Loomis, Louisville; Stephen Marks, Owensboro; Alyce McDonald, Louisville, Helen Merrick, Louisville; Alan Mills, Berea; David Mohallatee, Richmond; Lonnie and Twyla Money, East Bernstadt; Dacelle Peckler, Paris; Gin Petty, Berea; Mary Reed, Irvine; Cathy Wade Ridge, Prospect; Ken Roberts, Cadiz; Felice Sachs, Louisville; Joe Sartor, Morehead; Christa Smith, Elizabethtown; Shawnna Southerland, Berea; Kenneth Taylor, Paris; Norman Veech, Taylorsville; Cathy Vigor, Lexington; Jo Wolf, Monticello; Elizabeth Worley, Lexington, and Richard Kolb (Yardbirds), Louisville.

The exhibit “Repurposed & Recycled” will be on display through Sept. 6, 2014, at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

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.

The center currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. A lobby exhibit, “Kentucky Bourbon: Distillation and Inspiration” is also on display. For more information about the center’s events call 859-985-5448, visit the center’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kentucky.artisan.center, or go to the center’s website at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov.



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