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Kentucky Arts Council

Feb. 17, 2016

In this issue...

Walter Roycraft

Walter Roycraft
Jan./Feb. Featured Artist

Kentucky Crafted: The Market

Event information
Ticket sales

Where I'm From: A Poetry Place

Where I'm From:
A Poetry Place

Kentucky Crafted: The Market buyer registration

Kentucky Crafted: The Market
wholesale buyer registration
now open.

Ky Stage

The Market: Kentucky Stage Schedule

Kentucky Arts Council



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“Meet new artists at the Market: Rebecca Miller Campbell”

“Meet new artists at the Market: Amanda Bridges”

“Meet new artists at the Market: Lacey Roberts”

“Meet new artists at the Market: Devin French”

“Meet new artists at the Market: Robbie Mueller”

Lori Meadows

Dear Stakeholders in the Arts,

Have you made your plans to come to Kentucky Crafted: The Market, March 5-6 at the Lexington Convention Center? We’ve got nine new Kentucky Crafted artists at this year's Market and you won’t want to miss seeing their work.

  • Lacey Roberts – The Painted Lace, Frankfort
  • Devin French – Devin French Glass Art, Louisville
  • Robbie Mueller – Robbie Mueller: Folk Art Kentucky, LaGrange
  • Dave Tucker – Kentucky Oak Bourbon Barrel Furniture, Louisville
  • Rebecca Miller Campbell – Miller Campbell Designs, West Liberty
  • Amanda Bridges – Amanda Bridges Pottery, Winchester
  • Sissy Watson – White Tulip Studio, Louisville
  • John Marks – Fine Crafts of Kentucky, Walton
  • Michelle Lynn Strader – Silver Run Ceramics, Catlettsburg

Speaking of welcoming artists to The Market, soon we’ll announce the artists who will be featured in The Kentucky Gallery, a curated shopping experience featuring work by Kentucky Arts Council program artists. If you visited Kentucky Crafted @ the Breeders’ Cup Festival in late October, you have a taste of what The Kentucky Gallery will be like.

Get your tickets to The Market online today. See you there!

Lori Meadows
Executive Director


Kentucky Proud brand enjoys long tradition with
Kentucky Crafted: The Market

Kentucky singer-songwriter Marcus Wilkerson has been a familiar face on the Kentucky Stage at Kentucky Crafted: The Market. But this year he will perform dual roles, participating on stage and as an exhibitor who can be found among The Market’s Kentucky Proud food vendors.

Tell your Kentucky story: ‘Where I’m From’ project deadline
is March 7

In 1993, Kentucky poet George Ella Lyon wrote these words to open her now internationally acclaimed poem “Where I’m From.”

12 Kentucky schools receive Teaching Art Together grants
Twelve schools across the Commonwealth will receive a Teaching Art Together grant from the Kentucky Arts Council to conduct artist residencies with students during this school year.

8 schools receive Kentucky Arts Council
TranspARTation grants

The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded grants to eight Kentucky schools to pay for transportation to and from arts-related field trips for students through the popular TranspARTation grant.

16 Kentucky musical acts will perform at
Kentucky Crafted: The Market

Diverse musical sounds ranging from world music to Kentucky bluegrass will fill the air March 5-6 at the Lexington Convention Center on the Kentucky Stage during Kentucky Crafted: The Market.


Feb. 23
Poetry Out Loud

March 4-6
Kentucky Crafted: The Market


March 15
Teaching Artists Directory

HOLIDAYS (state offices closed)

April 3 – Good Friday (arts council office closes at noon)


Berea Welcome Center Carvers Demonstrate at
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Carving that day will be Jack Gann and John Lister, of Berea, and John Ferguson, of Danville.

Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition
A new exhibit, “Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition” opens Feb. 20, 2016, and will be on display through June 30, 2016, in the lobby of the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. 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.

Illustrator’s and Writer’s Retreat at Pennyrile Forest
March 31-April 2

New and aspiring writers and illustrators should consider visiting Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park near Dawson Springs March 31-April 2 for the Illustrator’s and Writer’s Retreat.

Wine and Canvas Class March 19 at Pine Mountain
Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville will host its “Wine and Canvas” painting class on March 19 from 7-10 p.m.

Oil Painting Weekend at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
Feb. 26-28

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will host an Oil Painting Weekend Feb. 26-28. Participants will paint a 16x20 inch landscape oil painting using the wet on wet method. Instructor Bonita Mallory is a certified Bob Ross Instructor.

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