Whimsical Houses from Cottonwood at Ky Artisan Center
Working almost entirely with cottonwood bark, William L. Rogers found his creative outlet after a 30-year career with IBM. Rogers will be demonstrating his carving skills on Saturday, May 7, from 10:30 to 3:30 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
The Montana and Alaskan cottonwood bark that Rogers uses is harvested from dead trees whose bark has fallen to the ground. All of Rogers’ carvings are original, and because no two pieces of bark are alike, no two of his carvings are exactly alike.
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