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Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Kentucky Arts Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Musgrave
502-564-3757, ext. 489
tomr.musgrave@ky.gov

‘Makings of a Master’ Exhibit Heads to Whitley County in Time for
Williamsburg Old Fashioned Trading Days

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2016) — The Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling exhibit “Makings of a Master” will be on display beginning Sept. 8 in Whitley County.

The free exhibit will be at the Whitley County Cooperative Extension Office Community Arts Center, 428 Main St. in Williamsburg, through Nov. 30.

“Makings of a Master” contains seven display cases housing a variety of musical instruments, tools and artworks made by master tradition bearers, interpretive panels, display photos and quotes, along with a push-button video display.

The exhibit will be in Whitley County during Williamsburg Old Fashioned Trading Days, Sept. 8-10. On Sept. 9, Kentucky traditional music duo The Local Honeys, Montana Hobbs and Linda Jean Stokley, will perform in concert and talk about their experiences as apprentices in the arts council’s Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant program. The concert is 1 p.m. on Stage 2 of the festival in downtown Williamsburg.

“Whenever we get the chance to share history with people, we always look forward to it. It’s what we do best,” said Stokley. “We like to show people why we love Kentucky music.”

For more information on the “Makings of a Master” exhibit, contact Mark Brown, arts council folk and traditional arts director, at mark.brown@ky.gov or 502-564-3757, ext. 495.

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The Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling exhibit titled “Makings of a Master” will be at the Whitley County Cooperative Extension Office Community Arts Center beginning Sept. 8.
New home page The Local Honeys, Montana Hobbs, left, and Linda Jean Stokley, will perform in conjunction with the “Makings of a Master” exhibit 1 p.m. Sept. 9 in downtown Williamsburg. Hobbs and Stokley have each been apprentices in the Kentucky Arts Council’s Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant program.

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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The arts council is celebrating 50 years of service in 2016.