My Guests for ARTTOUR

I’m so happy to share special guests with visitors who come soon to the Annual Open Studios ARTTOUR. Encaustic sculpture artist, Michelle Hayden and Abiding Grace Farm Artisan Foods owner Sherman Fracher, will be here as well as Greg’s Antique Corner.

Michelle enjoys life with her spouse and two sons on their rolling acres, surrounded by the continual inspiration and serenity that nature provides.  They moved out to the country eight years ago, and helped build a straw-bale, cob, and earth-bag studio in which to make art and home-school their children.  They enjoy making their land a source of food, learning, replenishment, and play.

"Passengers", encautistic sculpture by Michelle Hayden

“Passengers”, encautistic sculpture by Michelle Hayden

“Michelle finds immense joy in creating sculpture that emerges out of the intersection of macro photography and encaustic art.  She experiences a sense of awe when something hidden in the depths is brought to the surface for new interpretation.  She believes in the cathartic power of art, which acts as a bridge for kinship and shared understanding between the artist and the viewer.”

"Passengers", detail of encautistic sculpture by Michelle Hayden

“Passengers”, detail of encautistic sculpture by Michelle Hayden

"Passengers", another detail of encautistic sculpture by Michelle Hayden

“Passengers”, another detail of encautistic sculpture by Michelle Hayden

"Inner Light", encautistic sculpture by Michelle Hayden

“Inner Light”, encautistic sculpture by Michelle Hayden

Abiding Grace Farm is nestled in a holler in the rolling hills of Central Kentucky. Family-owned and operated since 1978, they specialize in produce raised without pesticides or commercial fertilizers. The hours and labor they spend in the garden and kitchen give them great pleasure, and they believe that pleasure will result in your delight as you enjoy their products.

All of their produce is raised on the farm. They grow and harvest themselves then process it at a small commercial kitchen in nearby Harrodsburg, KY. This assures you the highest quality products made with an artisanal touch.

Artisanal products by guest artist Sherman Fracher of Abiding Grace Farm

Artisanal products by guest artist Sherman Fracher of Abiding Grace Farm

Sherman says, “I learned how to can and pickle from my Grandmother Thurman.  She taught me that care, honor and strict adherence to the recipe create the best products. I’ve adapted her recipes to fit today’s tastes and what has emerged are pickled products that excite the palate and enhance any dish to which they are added. I am so proud to offer you the fruits of my labors!”

Greg will have some fascinating antiques on hand, some for show, some for sale!

Shaker Bucket from Canterbury

Shaker Bucket from Canterbury

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