Arts Council
15 new Kentucky Crafted artists add to the flavor of Kentucky Crafted: The Market

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, February 24, 2015  
Contact Information:  Tom Musgrave
Communications Director
502-564-3757, ext. 489

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Among the more than 200 artists who are exhibiting at Kentucky Crafted: The Market March 7-8 at Lexington Convention Center are 15 Kentucky Crafted program artists who are new to the show.

The Market is the largest gathering of Kentucky artists under one roof and is the Kentucky Arts Council's signature event for artists in the Kentucky Crafted program to display and sell their work to a broad base of consumers and wholesale buyers.

"We strive to provide a variety of art and artists that are representative of Kentucky at The Market," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "That's really the beauty of the Kentucky Crafted program. It gives us a corps of talent from across the state, across the artistic disciplines, to show Market guests the best of what Kentucky has to offer in art and craft, and we're happy to welcome this group of 15 artists to The Market."

The new artists for 2015 include:

  • Christopher Bonbright, Strictly Cedar Woodworks (cedar outdoor furniture), Louisville
  • Paul Brown, EarthyBrowns Natural Products (bath and body products), Louisville
  • Julie Warren Conn, Conn Fine Art & Design (stone and metal sculpture), Lexington
  • Bob Gibson, Carvin' Artist (duck carvings), Lawrenceburg
  • Gary Graham, Gary Graham Wood Art (wood), Lexington
  • Doug Haley, Fine Wine Caddy (wooden utensils and wine caddies), Berea
  • Debra Klopp, Klopp Studio (mixed media figures), Corbin
  • Alisha Martin, The Bad Button Bespoke Corsets (designer corsetry), Georgetown
  • Peggy Modjeski, Woofsong Woolies (needle felted wool animal figures), Louisville
  • Brenda Plaster, Spool & Bobbin Quilting (quilts), Lawrenceburg
  • Chris Plummer, Chris Plummer Art (printmaking), Robards
  • Justin Roberts, Walk the Willow (willow bark furniture), Murray
  • Suzanne Spencer, SMS Originals (dyed scarves and wearable art), Louisville
  • Susan Vanstone, Steampunk and More (jewelry), Richmond
  • Heidi Wineland, KittyAllen (stuffed whimsical monsters), Grayson

The Market will be 9 a.m.-7 p.m. March 7 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 8 at Lexington Convention Center. Admission is $10 for one day and $15 for both. On March 7, University of Kentucky men's basketball game ticketholders can get in to The Market for $7 by presenting either their game ticket or ticket stub. Children 15 and under are admitted free, with a paying adult.

For more information on this and other features of The Market, download the official Kentucky Crafted: The Market program from the arts council's website.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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