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October brings carvers, print makers, basket weavers to Artisan Center demonstrations


Staff report
 
Kentucky artists who make prints, carve ducks and weave sculptural baskets are featured in free Saturday demonstrations during October at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
Ken Swinson from Washington starts the month off with monotype printmaking on Saturday, Oct. 5. He creates an image on glass during his demonstration.
 

Ken Swinson creates a monotype image on glass. (Photo from KAC)

Ken Swinson creates a monotype image on glass. (Photo from KAC)

Bob Gibson of Lawrenceburg will carve and paint wooden duck decoys on Saturday, Oct. 12. He uses a Dremmel tool to carve feathers on each duck. He also carves duck-calls.
 
Each month members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers choose a Saturday to demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques. This month they have chosen Oct. 19.
 
On Saturday, Oct. 26, Berea’s own Virginia Petty will show how she uses natural materials to sculpt baskets. Some of the materials she uses are vines and paper made from hickory bark.
 

   A variety of carved duck decoys and duck-calls were carved by Bob Gibson. (Photo from KAC)

A variety of carved duck decoys and duck-calls were carved by Bob Gibson. (Photo from KAC)

The KAC is offering free guided tours of the center’s three ongoing exhibits. In the gallery through Feb. 22 is “Capturing the Art of Sport: Works by Kentucky Artisans.” On display are works by 25 artists including wood carvings, paintings, photographs, textile works, baskets, prints, mixed media works and sculpture. The wide variety of sports captured include fishing, boating, soccer, golf, baseball, greyhound and horse racing, cycling, archery, basketball and boxing.
 
The two lobby exhibits are “The Founding of the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea” and “Highlights of the First 10 Years.” The free tours are scheduled for Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
 
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