Kentucky Arts Council and Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Present Craft Conference
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Craft Conference 2008: Unbridled Craft, a two-day conference for craft professionals featuring hands-on workshops in a variety of craft media, will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT), August 15 and 16, 2008, centered at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 West Main Street, Louisville, Ky. Workshops will also be hosted at the Cressman Center for Visual Art and Flame Run Studio and Gallery.
There will also be an awards banquet at Artemisia Restaurant, in the evening of August 15, to present the annual Rude Osolnik Award, to honor a Kentucky craft artist for his or her contributions to the craft community, preservation of craft traditions through teaching and sharing, and exemplary workmanship.
The workshops and their presenters are:
"Bookmaking Basics" – Gabrielle Fox
"Introduction to Hot Glass and Glass Blowing" – Brook White
"Ceramic Actions: Dynamic Clay Construction" – Ben Teague
"Everything and the Bathroom Sink: Clay Techniques" – Patrick Dougherty
"Shibori to Dye For" – Kitty Uetz
"Polymer Clay Organics" – Kim Cavendar
"Frame Loom Weaving" – Dianne Simpson
"Basic Leather Carving for High Contrast Leather Art" – Marco Turrubiartes
"Felt Fabric" – Vicki Danser
A variety of registration packages are available for one or two days, optional Rude Osolnik Award dinner and fees based on Kentucky residency, out-of-state or student eligibility. Special hotel rates are available at the Galt House and 21c. For more information and to register, go to the Museum of Art and Craft Web site at www.kentuckyarts.org.
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The Kentucky Arts Council is a state agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet that creates opportunities 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, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft supports and promotes art and craft excellence in Kentucky through educational outreach, exhibition galleries, permanent collections, a gallery shop representing Kentucky artisans and professional development and scholarships for artists. The Museum, founded in 1981 as a nonprofit organization, is supported in part by the Fund for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council, with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.