Kentucky Artisan Centerm at Berea
Louis Northern Demonstrates Painting at Kentucky Artisan Center
On Saturday, March 3, Louis Northern of Mt. Vernon, will demonstrate his painting techniques from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Louis Northern has always been interested in art and has drawn since he was a small child. Today he is a farmer on 300 acres of land on his father’s original home place in Rockcastle County. Although born in Dayton, Ohio, Louis returned to the land of his roots in 1977. He studied art in school and began painting while in high school. He went on to get a BFA degree in painting in 1999 from Eastern Kentucky University.
Louis prefers oil painting as his medium because it doesn’t dry so fast and he likes the way oil paint handles using both a brush and palette knife. He often uses gesso to build up the surface of his canvass to give it a more three dimensional texture. Most of Louis’s subject matter is rooted in his surroundings – farmland, mules, logging trucks and the woods that grow on his lands.
Louis Northern also paints more non-objective paintings playing with color and texture. He is adept at printmaking and enjoys doing both etching and collographs. Prints and paintings by Louis Northern are regularly available at the Kentucky Artisan Center.
The Kentucky Artisan Center is located just off Interstate 75 at exit 77 (Berea). The Center’s exhibits, shopping, and travel information areas are all open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the café from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. The Center currently features works by more than 680 artisans from all across the Commonwealth. For more information call 859-985-5448 or visit the Center’s web site at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Commerce Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.