New Exhibitors Bring a Variety of Fine Craft and Art to Kentucky Crafted: The Market
FRANKFORT, Ky. ─ Now in its 27th year, the state-sponsored wholesale trade show and retail marketplace, Kentucky Crafted: The Market will feature many new exhibitors to complement the quality of merchandise that has been characteristic of the award- winning show. There will be 15 new exhibiting artists and craftspeople from the Kentucky Arts Council's Kentucky Crafted ® program, 2 new specialty food producers with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Kentucky Proud® program, and a number of artisans represented by out-of-state craft organizations as guest exhibitors.
New Kentucky Crafted® exhibitors are Deborah Chenault, Twelfth House Designs, Berea; Dwayne Cobb, Dancin' Dog Designs, Covington; Lucia Felty, LuciasSoapsEtc, Henderson; Artha Lynn Horine, Baskets from the Heart, Bedford; Irina Ilina, IRINA Design, Danville; Scot Kellersburger, Phoenix Creative Metal Art, Salvisa; Laura Lynch, Louisville; Igor Mintch, IMD Ceramics, Danville; Marlon Obando Solano, Naturaleza Organic Jewelry, Louisville; Michael Shambro, Shambrola Wood Art, Lexington; Morgan Stapp, K& M Crafts of Kentucky, Campbellsville; Michelle Weston, The Glass Studio, Berea; Gary Bertram, Gary Bertram Art, LLC, Georgetown; Michael Maydak, Comrade Comics, Covington and Mark and Claudette Rego, Captured in Color, Louisville.
Also, special guest to this year's market will be nationally renowned garden designer, Jon Carloftis. Kentucky Crafted: The Market will feature garden vignettes designed by Carloftis, who will also make a presentation, "Designing a Kentucky Crafted Garden," sharing his ideas about creating beautiful garden spaces and incorporating many of the wonderful products that can be found at Kentucky Crafted: The Market in home gardens. ________________________________________________________________
Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2008
Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing B, Louisville, Ky.
Trade Only Days (Registration required with 2 forms of business identification)
Thursday, February 19, 2009, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. E.S.T.
Friday, February 20, 2009, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. E.S.T.
Saturday, February 21, 2009, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. E.S.T.
Sunday, February 22, 2009, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. E.S.T.
Adults $8 (Children 15 and under free), Parking $6
$3 off admission with coupon, go to www.kycraft.ky.gov
Designing a Kentucky Crafted Garden
with Jon Carloftis
Saturday, February 21, 2009 10:00 a.m. E.S.T.
Fee: $25 (Includes free admission to Kentucky Crafted: The Market)
To register: www.artscouncil.ky.gov/forms/CarloftisReg.htm
Kentucky Crafted: The Market is produced by the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet that creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Funding for the Kentucky Arts Council is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Print quality photos of products by new Kentucky Crafted® exhibitors are available by clicking on links below.
Dancin' Dog Designs (Booth 351)
Medium: Metal, Mixed Media
LuciaSoapsEtc (Booth 609)
Artha Lynn Horine
Baskets from the Heart (Booth 425)
IRINA Design (Booth 353)
Phoenix Creative Metal Art (Booth 743)
Laura Lynch (Booth 420)
IMD Ceramics (Booth 355)
Marlon Obando Solano
Naturaleza Organic Jewelry (Booth 536)
Medium: Wood, Natural/Organic
Shambrola Wood Art (Booth 719)
K & M Crafts of Kentucky (Booth 511)
The Glass Studio (Booth 733)
Gary Bertram Art, LLC (Booth 745)
Medium: Painting, Drawing
Comrade Comics (Booth 422)
Mark and Claudette Rego
Captured in Color (Booth 422)
Twelfth House Designs (Booth 443)
Medium: Mixed Media
Photo: Not available