Photos left to right: "Succulent" by Pat Jennings; "Park and Pond View" by Philis Alvic, in the exhibit "The Threads That Bind" at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Free Guided Gallery Tour Feb. 9 at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will offer visitors free guided gallery tours through the center’s current special exhibit, “The Threads That Bind: Textile Works by Kentucky Artisans,” on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
This exhibit showcases the work of 21 Kentucky artisans who create a wide range of work including clothing, jewelry, wall art, sculpture, quilts and more. Works on display are composed of fabric, fiber and/or thread, with significant use of thread or other fiber strands to weave, embellish, construct, shape, quilt or otherwise create the design.
These free guided exhibit tours will be led by Kentucky Artisan Center information specialist Gwen Heffner, who will talk about the exhibits, the artists and individual works. Heffner will answer questions about the techniques and various processes used in the objects featured. This tour will be given at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m.
Also on Feb. 9, Janice Harding Owens of Mount Vernon, will demonstrate her folk art painting with acrylics from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the center.
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 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.
The center currently features works by more than 650 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. For information about the center’s programming, call 859-985-5448, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kentucky.artisan.center, or go to 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.