Craft Marketing Program
Kentucky Crafted Artisans Take The Stage At Kentucky State Fair 2006
Juried members of the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program (CMP), a division of the Kentucky Arts Council, will be demonstrating their artisan skills and providing educational information about their work on the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Blue Ribbon Stage, located in the South Wing B Lobby, Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville during the Kentucky State Fair 2006. The following CMP members will feature art and craft demonstrations with other participants who will present home improvement ideas and gardening tips. This stage will be loaded with presentations that appeal to a wide variety of interests during the 11-day celebration of the history, heritage and culture of the Bluegrass State, starting August 17 and ending on August 27.
Appearing will be: Lisa and Tony Brangers, Cox’s Creek, (Real Soap Company) “Cold Process Soap Making”; Angela M. Arnett, Sheperdsville, (Blue Moon Art) “Pyrography on Gourds”; Jana John, Louisville, (Showkitty) “Handbuilt Clay Masks”; Andrew Brown, Louisville, (Wheel House Woodturning) “Woodturning”; Lanette Freitag, Sharpsburg, (Kentucky Wool Society) “Needle Felting”; Jennifer Zingg, Frankfort, (Designs by Jennifer Zingg) “Making Horse Sculptures from Gourds”;Charles Crenshaw, Bloomfield, (Bourbon Baskets) “Appalachian Baskets Made Easy”; Anne Porter Elliot, Stamping Ground, ( Anne Porter Elliot Pottery) “Hand Thrown Pottery”; JoAnne Hobbs, Bardstown, (The Homestead) “German Goose Feather Christmas Trees and Wreaths”; Norma Jean Campbell, Springfield, (Stone Kitchen Gift Shop) “Needle Felting”; Janet Bailey Burch, Crestwood, (Drawing Board Farm, Inc) “Wood Relief Sculptures”; and Audrey Schulz, Louisville, (Audrey Schulz Horses) “Soft Sculpted Carousel Horses”.
Presenters will repeat their demonstrations on different days. Click here for the Toyota Manufacturing Blue Ribbon Stage Schedule. Fair-goers will also be able to purchase the work of these demonstrators at a special sales area near the stage.
Kentucky is known both nationally and internationally for high-quality crafts, visual art, food, books, and music that reflect the Commonwealth’s unique flavor, culture and traditions.
For more information on these or other exciting events and attractions at the Kentucky State Fair, visit http://www.kystatefair.org/
Kentucky Craft Marketing Program, a division of the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet. For more information, call 888-KYCRAFT (592-7238), local (502) 564-3757, or visit our web site at: www.kycraft.ky.gov.
Since 1981, the Craft Marketing Program's mission is to develop the state's craft industry, support and empower Kentucky artisans and craftspeople, create an economically viable environment for craft entrepreneurs, preserve the state's craft traditions, stimulate and support product development, and generate public awareness, public support and public/private partnerships.
The Program provides assistance to Kentucky residents, individuals, or groups wanting to develop as craft professionals through economic opportunities and training, to other outside entities (e.g., craft retailers, craft and art organizations, community and government agencies), and the general public. The craft industry in Kentucky contributes 252 million dollars in annual sales and Kentucky is recognized as a model state for its craft programs and its role in the $14 billion national craft industry.