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Artisan Center Events

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

Richard Taylor Presents "All the King's Men"

Book Discussion - Wednesday, Oct. 3
6:00-8:00 pm

Kentucky is rich with talented writers and the Kentucky Artisan Center invites the public to read the book “All the King’s Men” by Robert Penn Warren, and join a book discussion with poet and author Richard Taylor on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 6 – 8 PM at the Kentucky Artisan Center. 

This book discussion is part of the Center’s literary arts programming and a kick-off event for the Center’s new book club. It is offered as part of the Kentucky Humanities Council’s new project, Kentucky Reads: All the King’s Men, using Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to guide a statewide conversation on contemporary populism and political discourse, and their relationship to journalism.

Author and poet Richard Taylor is professor of English and Kenan Visiting Writer at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. He has written nine collections of poetry, two novels, and several books relating to Kentucky history. A former poet laureate of Kentucky (1999-2001), he owns Poor Richard’s Books in downtown Frankfort, KY.

For those interested in participating in this new book club and book discussion, copies of “All the King’s Men” are available on a ‘first-come/first-serve’ basis in the lobby of the Kentucky Artisan Center. 

This evening event on Oct. 3, from 6-8 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Artisan Demonstrations - Every Saturday 10:30 - 3:30
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Gallery Exhibit


Meet-the-Artist Reception - Sunday, Sept. 9, 1:30-3:00 pm

The Kentucky Artisan Center announces a new exhibit recognizing two internationally known Kentucky artists who have been innovators in their respective fields. Both Stephen Rolfe Powell and Arturo Alonzo Sandoval have expanded boundaries by utilizing unusual materials and pushing their mediums into new and exciting formats.

As innovators and seminal artists in their respective fields, these two artists have led by example and transformed their passion into works of great vision and beauty. 

This exhibit will be on display at the Kentucky Artisan Center through February 28, 2019.
"Frazzled Bombastic Swoosher" by Stephen Rolfe Powell (60" tall x 41" wide x 12" deep)

 "Pattern Fusion No. 9" by Arturo Alonzo Sandoval (73" x 79")

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