Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Berea Artist Dick Dougherty to Demonstrate Watercolor Painting Nov. 7 at Kentucky Artisan Center

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, November 03, 2015  
Contact Information:  Gwen Heffner
Information Specialist
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
859/ 985-5448, Ext. 230

Artist Dick Dougherty, of Berea, will demonstrate watercolor painting at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dougherty left a position at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, in 1992 to take a position at Murray State University. There he was a professor of art and chair of the Department of Art and Design. Upon retirement in 2013, Dougherty moved to Berea where he is co-owner of Studio/Gallery 130B with his wife Robin Taffler.

Dougherty’s main medium is oil paint, though occasionally he does colored pencil drawings and photographic installations. His recent work focuses on a series of watercolor and pen drawings of fruit and flowers, some of which are available at the center.

   Paintings by Dick Dougherty

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 currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. A gallery exhibit, “It Takes Two: Collaborations by Kentucky Artisans” is on display through Feb. 27, 2016, and in the lobby “Weaving in Kentucky: A Continuing Tradition” is on display through Nov. 14, 2015. For information about the center’s events call 859-985-5448, visit us on Facebook at, or go to the center’s website at
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.