Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Free Guided Gallery Tours Aug. 8 at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, August 04, 2015  
Contact Information:  Gwen Heffner
Information Specialist
gwen.heffner@ky.gov
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
859/ 985-5448, ext. 230
 


On Saturday, Aug. 8, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will offer visitors free guided tours through the center’s gallery exhibit, “Turn, Turn, Turn: Lathe-turned Works by Kentucky Artisans.”

The exhibit “Turn, Turn, Turn,” features lathe-turned works by 20 Kentucky artists. It includes vessels, ornaments, jewelry and even a wooden golf club. These works are created from wood, alabaster stone, aluminum, stainless steel and sterling silver. 

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.

    

Photos, left to right: "Landscape Plate" by Alan Mills; "Fire Ring" by Linda Fifield; "Hedgerow Chemistry" by Henry McKeown - in the exhibit "Turn, Turn, Turn" at the center

 

In addition, on Aug. 8, at the center, Arnold Moore will be demonstrating his poplar bark birdhouses 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.