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Visitors to the Center and Berea can enjoy special exhibits daily and demonstrations from artists across the state every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
A Printmaking exhibit at the Center and demonstrating artists painter John Lackey, potter Kristal Gilkey and Richard Adams at the wood lathe

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Artist Demonstrations Every Saturday -
10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Kentucky Artisan Center artist demonstrations happen every Saturday throughout the year. Artists create work on site, talking with visitors and showing their  techniques. Educational handouts are free and finished work by the demonstrating artist are shown nearby.


At Home in Kentucky
Now through Oct 26, 2019

This exhibit showcases traditional Kentucky furniture, quilts, folk art and paintings by a variety of Kentucky artists. Arranged to portray a home interior, the furniture is made from native hardwoods by a number of wood artists and includes rocking chairs, benches, music stands and a dining room table and chairs by Mike Angel of Red Dog Chairs, as well as end tables and coffee tables by Joe Osolnik and Byron and John Marks.

Featured on the gallery walls are quilts in both contemporary themes and traditional patterns. Quilts shown are created by Janet Serrenho, Brenda Plaster and Glenna Blakely.

Also on display is a selection of sculptures, wall carvings and welcome sticks by Kentucky folk artist LaVon Van Williams of Lexington. His works are high and low relief carved and painted with bright colors to reflect his heritage and traditions.

  "Fancy Ray Ray McCoy" by Lavon Van Williams

New paintings with intricate yet contemporary themes are shown by Felipe Molina, of Lexington, along with the bright large format acrylic paintings of Shirley Jeter.



Now through October 31, 2019

This exhibit showcases works by over 50 Berea Learnshop Instructors in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums and includes both books and music CD's.

Berea's Festival of Learnshops is a citywide festival offering over 100 workshops from one day to weekend courses in a wide array of subjects and learning activity. This exhibit at the Center, showcases the talent and skill of these talented Learnshop instructors. 

Learnshop instructors participating are: Nancy Kelly Allen, Michelle Amos, Bob Bagley, Pat Banks, Robert Berger, Bill Berryman, Susan Bradish, Teresa Cole, Diana Colgate, Kathy Conroy, Jonathan Dazo, Neil Di Teresa, Marta Dorton, Steve Farmer, Mike Farmer, Linda Fifield, Elizabeth Foley, Diane Gilliam, Gwen Heffner, Grace Henderson, Vallorie Henderson, Darla Jackson, Beth Jones, Dr. Jeannette Jones, Linda Kuhlmann, Amy Lewis, Diana Marra, Mike McCarthy, Ron McWhorter, Judy Mudd, Sandra Pence, Laura Poulette, Robin & Mary Reed, Chris Robbins, Roberta Schultz, Ana Maria Selvaggio, Judy Sizemore, Christa Smith, Linda Stephenson, Pat Sturtzel, Diana Smith-Thomas, Brandon Thompson, Maria Tinnell, Jan Treesh, Alice Fae Weiland, Michelle Weston, Mary Ann Woolery-Bussey, and Jereme Zimmerman.

This exhibit continues s part of Berea's city-wide celebration of Learnshops. Now in it's 9th year, Berea Learnshops offer two hour to four day workshops led by outstanding professional artists, writers, musicians and craftspeople. Learn new skills and nurture your creativity in Berea and at the Kentucky Artisan Center every summer!

All Center exhibits and events are open to the public and free of charge. Check out our Facebook page to experience the creative side of KY!

If you have any questions about the schedule or a specific event, please contact us.

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