Kentucky Artisan Center Announces March Events

 

Photo: "Makin' Jar Lights" by Robbie Mueller

 

The Kentucky Artisan Center announces new exhibits and demonstrations throughout March by talented artists. The juried exhibit “Reveal: Large 2-D Works” featuring Sabra L. Crockett, Damon Farmer, Felipe Molina and Robbie Mueller in the Center's lobby March 16 - June 16, 2019. In the main gallery the exhibit “Innovators: Stephen Rolfe Powell & Arturo Alonzo Sandoval” continues through March 10. The exhibit “The Great Kentucky Cover Up” displaying full sized quilts by four Kentucky artisans Glenna Blakeley, Brenda Plaster, Janet Serrenho and Karen Witt, begins March 23.

Below is a list of dates and events beginning on Saturday, March 2:

Saturday, March 2
• 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Reed Basketry Demonstrated by Jan Treesh
Basket artist Jan Treesh, of Lexington, will demonstrate her basket weaving techniques at the Center. Treesh uses traditional weaving techniques and her basket forms include both traditional round bottom baskets that are formed by arranging reeds in a “spoke” fashion, and then twining the walls with round reed.  

Saturday, March. 9
• 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cornshuck Flowers Created by Darlene Hellard
Darlene Hellard, of McKee, will create an amazing array of flowers from cornshucks on Saturday, March 9. Hellard dyes the cornhusks many colors and then folds and shapes them into a variety of flowers. Over the years, she has come up with ingenious new flower designs. 

Saturday, March 16
• 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Demonstration from the Berea Welcome Center Carvers
Two members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate their individual carving techniques. These Central-Kentucky artisans demonstrate on the third Saturday of every month at the Kentucky Artisan Center.

Exhibit opens: Reveal featuring large 2-dimensional works by Sabra L. Crockett, Damon Farmer, Felipe Molina and Robbie Mueller in the Center's lobby and foyer.

Saturday, March 23
• 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Felted Bowls and Easter Ornaments Created by Tonya Vance
Tonya Vance, of Lexington, will demonstrate wet-felting techniques as she creates colorful wool bowls and Easter egg ornaments. Vance dyes her wool into bright colors and uses thread along with the wool when forming her vessels.

Exhibit opens: The Great Kentucky Cover Up: Quilts by Glenna Blakley, Brenda Plaster, Janet Serrenho and Karen Witt.

Sunday, March 24
• 10:30 a.m. to 3:30
Berea College Broom Demonstration
Berea College’s Student Craft Program presents a broom demonstration at the Center by college students.  Brooms have been made at Berea College since the 1930s when a broom factory donated tools and equipment to the college. A variety of types and sizes of brooms have been a continuous part of craft production at the college.

Saturday, March 30
• 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Reed Baskets Created by Elizabeth Worley
Elizabeth Worley, of Lexington, will weave reed into a wide variety of baskets at the Center. Worley finds old garden and kitchen tools which she incorporates into her baskets and dyes her reed in a range of colors. Come find a new Easter basket for this year!

Sunday, March 31
• 10:30 a.m. to 3:30
Berea College Basket Demonstration
Berea College’s Student Craft Program presents a basket demonstration at the Center by college students.  These unique wood and woven reed wastebaskets made by Berea College students are a signature product. 

The Kentucky Artisan Center is located just off I-75 at Berea Exit 77. The Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and offers traveler services, shopping, exhibits and Saturday artist demonstrations. The Artisan Café & Grill is open for breakfast and lunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Kentucky Artisan Center is an agency in the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. For more information, visit kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov 

 

Photos: Basket by Jan Treesh, Darlene Hellard creates cornshuck flowers, basket with trowel by Elizabeth Worley, Jewel Nine-Patch quilt by Glenna Blakley

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