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Kentucky Artisan Center’s March schedule includes demonstrations of basketmaking, woodcarving


The Kentucky Artisan Center announces new exhibits and demonstrations throughout March by talented artists. The juried exhibit “Reveal: Large 2-D Works” is featured in the lobby March 16 – June 16, 2019, and in the main gallery the exhibit “Innovators: Stephen Rolfe Powell & Arturo Alonzo Sandoval” continues through March 10. The exhibit “The Great Kentucky Cover Up” displaying full sized quilts by four Kentucky artisans begins March 23.

Below is a list of dates and events beginning on Saturday, March 2:

Saturday, March 2
• 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Reed Basketry Demonstrated by Jan Treesh
Basket artist Jan Treesh, of Lexington, will demonstrate her basket weaving techniques at the Center. Treesh uses traditional weaving techniques and her basket forms include both traditional round bottom baskets that are formed by arranging reeds in a “spoke” fashion, and then twining the walls with round reed.

Saturday, March. 9
• 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cornshuck Flowers Created by Darlene Hellard
Darlene Hellard, of McKee, will create an amazing array of flowers from cornshucks on Saturday, March 9. Hellard dyes the cornhusks many colors and then folds and shapes them into a variety of flowers. Over the years, she has come up with ingenious new flower designs.

Saturday, March 16
• 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Demonstration from the Berea Welcome Center Carvers
Two members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate their individual carving techniques. These Central-Kentucky artisans demonstrate on the third Saturday of every month at the Kentucky Artisan Center.

Saturday, March 23
• 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Felted Bowls and Easter Ornaments Created by Tonya Vance
Tonya Vance, of Lexington, will demonstrate wet-felting techniques as she creates colorful wool bowls and Easter egg ornaments. Vance dyes her wool into bright colors and uses thread along with the wool when forming her vessels.

Sunday, March 24
• 10:30 a.m. to 3:30
Berea College Broom Demonstration
Berea College’s Student Craft Program presents a broom demonstration at the Center by college students. Brooms have been made at Berea College since the 1930s when a broom factory donated tools and equipment to the college. A variety of types and sizes of brooms have been a continuous part of craft production at the college.

Saturday, March 30
• 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Reed Baskets Created by Elizabeth Worley
Elizabeth Worley, of Lexington, will weave reed into a wide variety of baskets at the Center. Worley finds old garden and kitchen tools which she incorporates into her baskets and dyes her reed in a range of colors. Come find a new Easter basket for this year!

Sunday, March 31
• 10:30 a.m. to 3:30
Berea College Basket Demonstration
Berea College’s Student Craft Program presents a basket demonstration at the Center by college students. These unique wood and woven reed wastebaskets made by Berea College students are a signature product.

From Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea


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