Free Guided Gallery Tours at Kentucky Artisan Center
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will offer visitors free guided tours through the center’s gallery exhibit, “It Takes Two: Collaborations by Kentucky Artisans” and the lobby exhibit, “Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition,” on Saturday, Feb. 13,
The gallery exhibit “It Takes Two” features works in two and three dimensional formats – created by 66 artists who paired up to create 33 collaborative new works. By working together, collaborating artists brought a variety of skills and backgrounds into play and learned about new materials and methods of working.
The lobby exhibit, “Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition” covers the geology and history of clay in Kentucky, describes the types of clay and its uses, the tools and processes used to work with clay and covers several of the well-known production potteries in the state. The exhibit also gives an overview of Kentucky’s ceramic education and how it has shaped the state’s talented ceramic artists.
These free, guided exhibit tours will be led by Kentucky Artisan Center information specialist Gwen Heffner, who will talk about the exhibit, the artists and individual works. Heffner will answer questions about the techniques and various processes used in the objects featured. Tours will be given at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m.
In addition, on Feb. 13, gourd artists Donna and Donnie Smith will demonstrate their painted gourds from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is 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 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the cafe 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. A special exhibit, “It Takes Two: Collaborations by Kentucky Artisans,” is on display through Feb. 27, 2016, and in the lobby the exhibit, “Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition” is on display.
For more information call 859-985-5448 or visit kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov