Garden Designer Jon Carloftis Highlights Kentucky Crafted: The Market
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Jon Carloftis will be in his element as he comes home to Kentucky for Kentucky Crafted: The Market. The state-sponsored wholesale trade show and retail marketplace for traditional and contemporary fine art and craft, along with books, musical recordings, films and Kentucky Proud® food products will be held at South Wing B of the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky., on February 19-22, 2009.
As a special guest, Carloftis will design garden vignettes to be displayed throughout the market which incorporate Kentucky Crafted® items created by exhibitors.
One of the rising stars of American garden design, Jon Carloftis always looks to his native Kentucky as inspiration for his successful garden design firm located in New York City. Carloftis is probably best known for his rooftop and terrace gardens– he is a past recipient of the Landscaping Design Award from the Museum of the City of New York. In Louisville, Carloftis designed the rooftop garden of the 21c Museum Hotel and has designed gardens for some of the finest private homes in central Kentucky.
Carloftis has authored books, contributed to or been featured in many national home and garden design magazines and is also a noted lecturer, traveling extensively across the United States.
At the market, he will present "Designing a Kentucky Crafted Garden," sharing his ideas about creating beautiful garden spaces from rooftops to rolling acres and how to incorporate many of the wonderful products that can be found at Kentucky Crafted: The Market in home gardens. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session and book signing of his latest book, "Beyond the Windowsill."
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 Commerce 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.
For more information about Kentucky Crafted: The Market and Jon Carloftis, go to www.kycraft.ky.gov.
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