Albert Nelson Carves Limestone at Kentucky Artisan Center
On Saturday, August 13, Louisville sculptor Albert Nelson will carve limestone into sculptures from 10:30 to 3:30 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
A sculptor since 1972, Nelson began by carving wood. He later became interested in stone and now focuses his imagery around relationships – depicting mothers and children often in his sculpture.
Working primarily in Limestone, his work has been described as spiritual, accessible, quiet and peaceful with an immediate visual and emotional appeal. His 30 ton limestone sculpture of a fielder’s baseball mitt is in the Louisville Slugger Museum.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea Exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the cafe is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Special exhibits on display include “Great Impressions: Prints by Kentucky Artisans,” through Sept. 10, 2016; and in the lobby, “Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition.”
For more information call 859-985-5448 or visit kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov