Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories
“Kentucky Craft Luminaries: Sharing the Stories”, presented by the Kentucky Craft History & Education Association (KCHEA), August 27 – October 10, 2015 at ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill Street, Lexington, Kentucky. Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, noon - 5 p.m.
The exhibit features the artworks and stories of some of the state’s most recognized craft artists including basketry, furniture, weaving, pottery, glass, wooden folk art, and stringed instruments. The exhibit artists are a sampling of those that have been interviewed over the last seven years as part of KCHEA’s Craft Luminary oral history project. A video presentation with excerpts from some of these interviews will be presented in conjunction with the exhibit, as well as an Educator’s Guide for school visits.
The purpose of the exhibit is to communicate that KCHEA is striving to take the lead in documenting Kentucky’s craft history, bringing the stories to life, and making them accessible to the public in an educational format. The Kentucky Craft History and Education Association's mission is to gather, conserve and present the history and ongoing impact of crafts in Kentucky.
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