Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Free Guided Gallery Tours Nov. 14 at Kentucky Artisan Center

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, November 10, 2015  
Contact Information:  Gwen Heffner
Information Specialist
gwen.heffner@ky.gov
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
859/ 985-5448, Ext. 230
 


On Saturday, Nov. 14, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will offer visitors free guided tours through the center’s gallery exhibit, “It Takes Two: Collaborations by Kentucky Artisans” and the lobby exhibit “Weaving in Kentucky : A Continuing Tradition.”

The exhibit “It Takes Two” features works in two and three dimensional formats – created by 66 artists who paired up to create 33 collaborative new works.

By working together, collaborating artists brought a variety of skills and backgrounds into play and learned about new materials and methods of working. The idea of collaborating to create art was for many participating artists an entirely new concept and idea.

       

Photos left to right: "Mad Cat Myrtle" by Laura and Stephen Marks; "Buckskin Pony" by Nancy DeJarnette and Steve Sawyer; "Purple is the New Green" by Judy Rosenfield and Judith Egerton, in the center's exhibit "It Takes Two" Collaborations by Kentucky Artisans"

 

The lobby exhibit “Weaving in Kentucky” details via text and photos the beginning of the hand-weaving revival in Kentucky and features the Berea College weaving program, Churchill Weavers, the Little Loomhouse and other Kentucky weavers.

These free, guided exhibit tours will be led by Kentucky Artisan Center staff who will talk about the exhibit, the artists and individual works. Staff will answer questions about the techniques and various processes used in the objects featured. Tours will be given at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m.

In addition, on Nov. 14, Louisville artist Mike McCarthy will be demonstrating stone carving from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is 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 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the cafe open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

The center features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. For more information about the center’s events call 859-985-5448, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kentucky.artisan.center, or 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.