Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
“The Makings of a Master: Kentucky Folk Art Apprenticeships” on Display at Kentucky Artisan Center
An exciting new exhibition titled “The Makings of a Master: Kentucky Folk Art Apprenticeships” is on display through Feb. 26 in the lobby of the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. This exhibition was developed by the Kentucky Folklife Program, an interagency program of the Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Historical Society.
Kentucky is rich in cultural traditions and has a wealth of master musicians, dancers, craftspeople and other artists who create and teach within their communities. These art forms and masters have been documented over the years by the Kentucky Folklife Program and are now showcased in the exhibition “The Makings of a Master: Kentucky Folk Art Apprenticeships.”
This exhibition captures stories, artifacts and visuals that enable visitors to learn about the many traditions carried on in Kentucky including old-time string music, storytelling, Chinese dancing, square dance calling, basket making and thumb-picking guitar styles. Exploring the relationships between masters and apprentices, this exhibit showcases selections from the more than 60 apprenticeships documented by the Kentucky Folklife Program between 1993 and 2011.
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 winter hours daily from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. with the cafe open from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. The center currently features works by more than 650 artisans from 100 counties across the Commonwealth. For more information call 859-985-5448 or visit the center’s website at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.