Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Meet-the-Artists Exhibit Reception Sept. 27 at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Press Release Date:  Saturday, September 19, 2015  
Contact Information:  Gwen Heffner
Information Specialist
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
859/ 985-5448, Ext. 230

A meet-the-artist reception will be held Sunday, Sept. 27, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea for the center’s exhibition “It Takes Two: Collaborations by Kentucky Artisans.” This event gives visitors an opportunity to talk with many of the artists whose work is on display.

This exhibit showcases 33 collaborative works by 66 Kentucky artists who have paired up to create 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: "Kentucky Afternoon Glow" by Peggy Sherry and Linda H. Gover; "Ginkgo Candelabra" by Matthew & Karine Maynard; "Redwood Forest Floor" by Linda & Jack Fifield; "Walking Bridge-Triptych" by Ann Klem & Patricia Brock; "Fantasy Nest" by Vallorie Henderson & Mark Needham; "Self Taught Artists" by Lonnie & Twyla Money 

At 2 p.m., a short program will begin in the exhibit gallery, with an introduction of artists present and a short gallery talk. 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.

Artists paired and working together to create the works in this exhibit include: Dobree Adams/Jonathan Greene, Frankfort; Richard Adams/Mike Angel, London; Johanna Argo/Jada Lynn Dixon,  Louisville; Ann Butwell/Sarah Stopenhagen Broomfield, Berea; Julie Warren Conn, Lexington/David Shadwick, Wilmore; Nancy DeJarnette/Stephen Sawyer, Versailles; Marlene Dennis/Deborah D. Stanley, Louisville; John Andrew Dixon, Danville/Robert Hugh Hunt, Richmond; Gweneth Dunleavy/ Deborah Levine, Louisville; Linda Fifield/Jack Fifield, McKee; Sarah Frederick/Matthew Bradley, Louisville; Alyce Grover, Eubank/Cathy Vigor, Lexington; Ellen Guyer/Ken Guyer, Lexington; Suzy Hatcher/Catherine Sar, Louisville; Vallorie Henderson/Mark Needham, Louisville; John Keeton/Daphne Seaman, Winchester; Jason Kelty, Shepherdsville/Chris Wilder, Frankfort; Ann Klem, Fisherville/Patricia Brock, Louisville; Catherine Logsdon, Lakeside Park/Marianne T. Burke, Villa Hills; Stephen Marks/Laura Marks, Owensboro; Belissa Middleton, Louisville/ Everette Middleton, Paris; Matthew Maynard/Karine Maynard, Lawrenceburg; Lonnie Money/Twyla Money, East Bernstadt; Mary Rezny/Karen Spears, Lexington; Judy Rosenfield/Judith Egerton, Louisville; Jeff Scott/Henrietta Scott, Columbia; Michael Shambro, Lexington/Gary Bertram, Georgetown; Peggy Sherry/Linda H. Gover, Somerset; Debby Stratford, Louisville/Frosty Rankin, Millersburg; Michael Terra/Char Downs, Paducah; David Waltz, Columbia/Page Candler, Campbellsville; Thomas R. Williams/Sherry Chandler, Paris; and Elizabeth Worley/Sonja Brooks, Lexington.

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