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Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea


Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
200 Artisan Way
Berea, KY 40403
(859)985-5448


The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. The center’s lobby showcases a 15-foot Christmas tree with beautiful handmade ornaments by Kentucky artisans. For more information about events, call (859)985-5448, go to the center’s website or visit our Facebook page.




Through Feb. 25, 2017
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
EXHIBITION
– “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans”

“Have a Seat” showcases works by 33 Kentucky artisans who have created both functional seating as well as miniatures and re-purposed chairs.

Chairs are constructed from a wide range of materials including forged iron and steel, wood, sheet metal, felted wool, wire, natural vines and bark, clay, leather, acrylic, tree branches, recycled bourbon barrels, and recycled Altoid boxes to make this exhibit a favorite for visitors.

Karine and Matthew Maynard, Chuck Pearson; Craig Kaviar and Sonya Penn

Photos, left to right: “Bourbon Barrel Folding Chair” by Karine and Matthew Maynard; “Altoid Settee # 2” by Chuck Pearson; “Botanical Chair” by Craig Kaviar; “Simple Chair II” by Sonya Penn in the exhibit “Have a Seat.”

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Monica Pipia Through Dec. 31, 2016
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
EXHIBITION
– “Reveal: Monica Pipia”

Large paintings and new limited edition prints by artist Monica Pipia are on display in a kick-off showcase of large format works.

“Reveal” is a new Center program that provides exhibition opportunities for Kentucky artists whose larger two-dimensional works cannot be accommodated within the center’s regular retail spaces.

 

 

 

American Horse and Hound by Monica Pipia

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Through Nov. 19, 2016
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
EXHIBITION
– “Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition”

This exhibit showcases and explains how the wealth of clay deposits all across Kentucky gave rise to an abundance of potters, ceramic industries and clay traditions.

Beginning with the origins of clay and early objects made from clay, the exhibit shows the development of tools and processes used in ceramics. Through text, photos and objects, the scope of Kentucky ceramics is covered from early Native American pottery shards to today’s contemporary ceramic works.

This exhibit also includes a focus on the history of pottery in Kentucky and the region, current production centers and current clay programs at colleges and universities throughout the state, and a display of works by contemporary Kentucky clay artists.



Early and late Bybee pottery

Early and late Bybee Pottery

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Ann Klem Nov. 26, 2016
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Lampworked Glass Bead Demonstration
– Ann Klem of Louisville

Artist Ann Klem will demonstrate how she creates glass beads with a torch 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Nov. 26.

Klem creates her own original lamp-worked glass beads which she then transforms into jewelry. She draws most of her inspiration from her love of strong color and from images in her environment where she looks for patterns in nature. Working with the hot glass at an oxygen-propane torch, Klem gathers colored and clear glass to layer and shape her one-of-a-kind beads.

 

 

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Raison D'Etre Nov. 26, 2016
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Holiday Music at the Center
– Raison D’Etre

On Nov. 26, visitors throughout the center can enjoy live music performed by the musical trio Raison D’Etre, playing holiday favorites from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Raison D'Etre is a trio of versatile musicians whose fine vocal harmonies interpret everything from Shaker hymns to holiday favorites. As singers and musicians they play piano, drums, guitar and banjo, accompanying their holiday selections and singing with fresh rhythms.

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Paul Buhrmester


Dec. 3, 2016
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Gourd Ornament Demonstration
– Paul Buhrmester of Bowling Green

On Dec. 3, Paul Buhrmester, of Bowling Green, will demonstrate his embellished and cut decorative gourd ornaments from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Buhrmester embellishes the gourds he grows in his garden by using an art form called pyrography — the art or technique of decorating wood, leather or other objects by burning a design on the surface with a heated metallic point. The tool most commonly used is called a wood-burning tool. Mostly self-taught, Buhrmester loves being able to grow his own material and is inspired by the process of changing it into art.

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Kyle Meadows and Tisa McGrawDec. 3, 2016
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Holiday Music at the Center
– Kyle Meadows and Tisa McGraw of Cold Spring

On Dec. 3, Kyle Meadows and Tisa McGraw, of Cold Spring, will perform sets of holiday music on hammer dulcimer and Celtic harp. This musical duo will also talk to visitors about their music and their unique instruments and be available to sign their CDs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As a duo, Meadows and McGraw have been performing together 10 years and have played a variety of events from coffeehouses to concert halls. From toe-tapping renditions of holiday favorites to hauntingly beautiful traditional Christmas carols, visitors will enjoy this musical experience.

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Sherrie Cocanougher

Dec. 10, 2016
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Turning Silverware to Jewelry
– Sherrie Cocanougher of Parksville

On Dec. 10, Sherrie Cocanougher, of Parksville, will demonstrate how she creates jewelry from recycled sterling silver flatware from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cocanougher’s signature design incorporates vintage silverware into her bracelets and necklaces. Searching in antique stores and rummage sales, she finds odd silverware pieces, which she tumbles in a rock polisher to clean and polish the surfaces. She then combines the refurbished silverware handles with her handmade glass beads to create unique jewelry.

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Dec. 10, 2016
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Free Guided Gallery Tours of Exhibits

“Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans”
“Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition”
“Reveal: Monica Pipia”

Have a Seat chair exhibit

“Have a Seat” chair exhibit at the Center

 

 

 

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will offer visitors free guided tours through the center’s gallery exhibit, “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans” and the lobby exhibits, “Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition,” and “Reveal: Monica Pipia” on Dec. 10.

These free, guided exhibit tours will be led by Kentucky Artisan Center staff who will talk about the exhibits, the artists and individual works. Staff will answer questions about the techniques and various processes used, and the objects featured. Tours will be given at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m.


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Lorinda Jones and Cathy Wilde Dec. 10, 2016
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Holiday Music at the Center
– Na Skylark
Lorinda Jones and Cathy Wilde, of Rineyville

On Dec. 10, the duo Na Skylark, made up of musicians Lorinda Jones and Cathy Wilde, will perform holiday music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jones plays Celtic harp and Appalachian dulcimer and Wilde plays the Irish Uilleann bagpipes and flute.

This musical duo will perform sets of holiday music, talk to visitors about their music and their unique instruments and be available to sign their CDs. Visitors can enjoy this live holiday music played on these amazing instruments.

 

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Carved Santa Demonstration

Photos, left to right: Santa ornaments by Will Bondurant; carved Santa by David Buzzard; small Santa ornaments by John Ferguson, all members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers

 

Dec. 17, 2016
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Carved Santa Demonstration
– Berea Welcome Center Carvers

On Dec. 17, three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate carved Santa ornaments and talk with visitors from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Members specialize in a wide variety of techniques and styles of carving. Carvers in the group often mentor each other, and all enjoy sharing their love of woodcarving, making their demonstrations at the Kentucky Artisan Center a mix of humor, technique and storytelling.

 

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