On July 18 there was a huge turn out of artists,  art advocates and legislators coming together for the reception of THE KENTUCKY ARTISAN CENTER AT BEREA: CELEBRATING 10 YEARS. the beautifully crafted building constructed of Kentucky materials was warmed by several hundred well wishers.

Director Victoria Faoro speaking to us.



The recption program opened with executive director Victoria Faoro speaking. We listened as she praised the staff, artists, builders for 10 years of devoted work.

Raisno d’Etre.
We were serenaded by the musical trio, Raison d’Etre. I know it is rotated, but I could not figure out how to flip it and wanted you to see these fun people and the stone masonry in the background.
Greg and I with Gardens for Scarlet Tanagers, MM Collage 20 x 16

Many of the artists were present as well as those involved with their craft and art position.

Greg Zeitz and Wilma Brown

It is always wonderful to see Grey Zeitz of Larkspur Press and Wilma Brown, board member of the Kentucky Arts Council. Again, sorry about the sideways appearance.

Letterpress books and bookmarks


You have to see Grey’s letterpress books by Wendell Berry and other Kentucky writers to truly understand how special they are. He always brings souvenir bookmarks of any given event that are printed on a hand-fed C&P. I have a big collection!

Venerable Crafts men and women.
Pictured above, L-R: Potter, Melvin Rowe of Louisville; Basket maker Janet Northern of Mt. Vernon (peeking); Ceramic artist David Waltz of Columbia; Folk artist Christa Smith of Elizabethtown – all at the Reception celebrating the Kentucky Artisan Center’s 10 Year Anniversary on July 18, 2013.

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