Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Meet-the-Artists Exhibit Reception March 15 at Kentucky Artisan Center
A meet-the-artist reception will be held Sunday, March 15, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea for the center’s exhibition “Turn, Turn, Turn: Lathe-Turned Works by Kentucky Artisans.” This event gives visitors an opportunity to talk with many of the artists whose work is on display.
At 2 p.m., a short program will begin in the exhibit gallery, with artists speaking for a few minutes about their works. 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.
This exhibit showcases lathe-turned works by 20 Kentucky artists working with a variety of materials, including wood, alabaster stone, aluminum and stainless steel. Some works are purely functional, while others offer new ideas and interpretations of form.
Artists with work in the exhibit include: Richard Adams, London; Robert Bagley, Berea; Larry Blair, Berea; Ron Cooper, Mount Vernon; Jamie Donaldson, Georgetown; Michael Doran, Lexington; Paul Ferrell, Crofton; Truman Fields, Berea; Jack Fifield, McKee; Linda Fifield, McKee; Robert Henrickson, Lexington; John Keeton, Winchester; Bruce Lange, Crestwood; Virgil Gary Maiden, Putney; Henry McKeown, Crab Orchard; Alan Mills, Berea; Mark Needham, Louisville; Alan Oakley, Paint Lick; Joe Osolnik, Berea; and Thomas R. Williams, Paris.
Photos, left to right: "Ambrosia Flask" by Alan Oakley; "Maple Root Burl Bowl" by Robert Bagley; "A New Life" by John Keeton
The exhibit “Turn, Turn, Turn” will be on display March 7 through Sept. 12, 2015, at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
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, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the cafe is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. A lobby exhibit titled “Kentucky Murals by Frank W. Long” continues through April 18. For more information about events call 859-985-5448, go to the center’s website at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kentucky.artisan.center.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.