Kentucky Folklife Program presents music and craft traditions at Kentucky Crafted: The Market
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Visitors to Kentucky Crafted: The Market will have the opportunity to learn about Kentucky’s traditional arts of fiddling, banjo playing and basket making at the state-sponsored arts marketplace, March 19 and 20, at the Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing B, Louisville, Ky.
Saturday’s program features musicians and Sunday’s features basket making.
Master fiddler Roger Cooper has devoted his life to the unique fiddle traditions of Lewis County, Ky., and has taught several apprentices his regional style. Cooper and his apprentices, Michael Garvin and Scott Miller, will perform on Saturday at noon. Then, at 2:30 p.m., the Kentucky Folklife Program will present a narrative stage featuring interviews with musicians about their traditions, a question and answer session and an opportunity to meet the musicians.
Cari Norris is the granddaughter of Lily May Ledford and a master musician playing banjo in the claw hammer style. Norris and her apprentice Julia Purcell will appear on stage Saturday at 1 p.m. and will join other musicians on the narrative stage at 2:30 p.m.
Master basket maker Charlene Long and her husband Charles Long will be on the narrative stage from 11 a.m. – 12 noon and 3 – 4 p.m., on Sunday. Generations of basket makers in the Mammoth Cave area have developed styles that set them apart from other basket-making communities. The Long couple make willow and honeysuckle baskets in the same tradition as family members ifrom generations before them.
Kentucky Crafted: The Market features more than 200 exhibitors of fine art and craft, architectural art, books, CDs, DVDs and artisan foods products. The Market also offers regional food samplings, children’s activities, artist workshops, literary activities including readings by Kentucky’s poets laureate, special exhibits, and narrative stages to explore Kentucky traditions.
Kentucky Crafted: The Market is produced by the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency 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.
The Kentucky Folklife Program identifies, documents, conserves and presents the Commonwealth's diverse cultural traditions through concerts, exhibits, narrative stages, archives, grant programs and classroom and community partnerships. It is an interagency program of the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Arts Council.
KENTUCKY CRAFTED: THE MARKET
Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing B
937 Phillips Lane
Maps and Directions
Open to the Trade:
Thursday, March 17, 2011 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. EDT
Friday, March 18, 2011 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT
Buyers must show two forms of business identification.
Open to the Public:
Saturday, March 19, 2011 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT
Sunday, March 20, 2011 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT
Admission: $8 Adults, Children 15 and under free.
$3 off admission price with coupon from www.kycraft.ky.gov
Parking at Kentucky Exposition Center is $8.
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