The Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation on Historic Main Street 2001-2002 Exhibitions




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Mary and Rev. Alfred Shands Gallery

Holidazzle 2002

November 7 – December 28, 2002

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 6, 5:00 - 7:30pm 

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The Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation is proud to present the 7th annual exhibition Holidazzle in the Shands Gallery. Each year, the Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery produces Holidazzle, an exhibition created specially to coincide with the holiday season, and this year’s show is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! 


Bottled Spirits 2002

August 31 to October 26, 2002

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 5, 5:00 - 7:30pm 

Sponsored by  Owens-Illinois, Inc.

The Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation is pleased to present its popular Bottled Spirits exhibition once again this year.  Bottled Spirits, a perennial favorite among viewers, showcases a whimsical approach to combining two long-standing Kentucky traditions, bourbon and fine craft.

Kentucky Folk Art of the 21st Century

March 15 - June 7, 2002

Opening Reception: Friday, March 15, 5:00 - 7:30pm 

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Folk art has long been one of the most popular forms of creative expression in Kentucky. Artists such as Marvin Finn, Minnie Adkins and Hazel Kinney are well known and widely collected. But the older generation of folk artists in the state is growing smaller only to be replaced by a younger group of artists - urban and rural - who embrace the self-taught aspects of folk art but with a particular focus on contemporary life.

Master Makers: John Whitesell - Printmaker

January 10 - March 2, 2002

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 9, 2002, 5:00-7:30 PM  

Professor John Whitesell has been exploring and mastering a suite of complex printmaking techniques for over thirty years, from intaglio, lithography, and woodcuts to the revolutionary new medium of computer manipulated ink-jet printing.  Dsc_0014.jpg (386737 bytes)

Sponsored by Brown-Forman Corporation

November 8, 2001 - December 29, 2001

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 7, 5:00 - 7:30 PM

Kentucky craft artists are among the best in the country. Find out at the Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery’s annual Holidazzle show, which this year features objects in a Winter Wonderland Home Theme. This exhibition is guaranteed to bring out the kid in anyone, delighting with both whimsy and beauty. Pb070638.jpg (61732 bytes)
Hoopla: Kentuckiana, Basketball and All That Noise......

Sponsored by Makers Mark

September 6 - October 27, 2001

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 5:00 - 7:30 PM


There is an grand tradition at the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation of inviting artists to create original works of art for specific thematic shows. These have ranged from making dog houses for "Going to the Dogs: Shelter for the Discerning Canine’, to making circus related art for "Circus, Circus". Each time we have set them the challenge, our artists have risen to the task with originality, humor and a great sense of fun.

It is an almost inescapable part of life in Kentuckiana that basketball plays a great a role in the lives of the citizens of both states. To embrace this cultural reality, we will ask artists to create work that comments on the nature and character of the game invented by James Naismith with a soccer ball and a peach basket in 1891..

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Southern Women of Influence

July 19 - August 25, 2001

Opening Reception: July 18, 5:00 - 7:30 PM




Women have historically played an important role in the development of the craft movement in the region and continue to do so today. Through their roles as educators and artists, these and other dedicated women from the region add much to our quality of life.

Exhibition artists include Linda Arbuckle, Elizabeth Barret, Sallie Bingham, Sandra Blain, Akira Blount, Elizabeth Brim, Cynthia Bringle, Elizabeth Bringle, Jane Burch Cochran, Christine Federighi, Sarah Gorham, Gwen Heffner, Robyn Horn, Rachel Nash Law, Vita Marie Lovett, Estella Conwill Majozo, Bobbie Ann Mason, Elizabeth Mears, Jane Peiser, Jean Ritchie, Billie Ruth Sudduth, Michele Tuegel

Kentucky Woodworkers

May 19 - July 7, 2001

Opening Reception: Friday, May 18, 5:00 - 7:30 PM


The state of Kentucky is richly endowed with forests comprising deciduous and evergreen trees of seemingly endless variety. As a result, Kentucky has a long heritage of fine woodworking. This exhibition will include many of the state’s finest woodworkers, working in both traditional and contemporary styles.

Exhibition artists include: Don Bash, Brian Boggs, David Denby; Jamie Donaldson; Joel Evans & Caitlin McClanahan; Jack & Linda Fifield, Jennifer Heller, Philip C. Hultgren, Philip LaFollette, Jonathan Lewis & Marilyn Hamann, George Neel, Rude Osolnik; Donald Sebastian, Gregory Williams.



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Inventions and Constructions: 

New Baskets

March 16 - May 6, 2001

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 15, 5:00 - 7:30 PM

Florida Craftsmen Gallery has organized an exhibition of leading national and international basket makers who have pioneered nontraditional methods of construction and the use of inventive material in their work. The exhibition is curated by Jane Sauer, an internationally recognized basket artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a trustee on the Board of the American Craft Council.

The exhibition artists are: Kate Anderson, Diane Banks, Nancy Moore Bess, Jerry Bleem, Christian Burchard, Michael Davis, Carol Eckert, John Garrett, Christine Joy, Gyongy Laky, Elliott Pujol and Mika Watanabe.


 Master Makers: 

Jane Burch Cochran

January 18 - March 3, 2001

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 17, 5:00 - 7:30 PM

Jane Burch Cochran, from Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is one of the leading fiber artists in America. Her art quilts combine traditional techniques of patchwork and applique, with innovative designs and brilliant color schemes. They dazzle the viewer with their complexity and design. Each piece has rich colors and textures highlighted with buttons, beads, found objects, and fabric of all textures and colors.

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Downstairs Gallery

Garden Party

JMarch 9 - May 25, 2002

Opening Reception: Friday, JMarch 15, 2002, 5:00-7:30 PM  

Sponsored by : Franke Otte Landscape Design Group

With support from: Hidden Hill

This celebration of the season features handcrafted works of art that can enhance outdoor flora and fauna or that can create the mood and whimsy of a garden in a sunroom, living room, bedroom or any other interior space.  



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Justine Dennis                         & Kim Huber

January 10 - March 2, 2002

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 9, 2002, 5:00-7:30 PM  


Justine Dennis constructs whimsical bowls, plates and other three-dimensional sculptural forms primarily using a sewing machine.  She incorporates cotton fiber, thread, fabric, beads and more into her colorful creations.  “I enjoy experimenting with different materials, finding ways to add texture and depth to my work,” Justine says.  “The main attraction for me is the endless choice of color that fiber affords.”

 Kim Huber paints contemporary landscapes on silk, combining textile techniques with painting and drawing techniques using dye, watercolor and wax oil crayon.  Many of her works represent her interpretations of the Kentucky landscape.  “My inspiration comes from my deep respect for and fascination with the natural world,” Kim says.  “The natural color, light and variety of large and small trees in the area I live in captivate me and provide inspiration for my work.”


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 Lewis Meyer 

& Jonathan Stokes

November 3 - December 29, 2001

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 7, 5:00 - 7:30 PM


Lewis Meyer forges steel to make handsome functional furniture and fixtures as well as decorative sculptural objects.  He hot-forges the individual elements of each piece; then assembles them by riveting, tapping, morticing or welding; and then often applies a patina of some sort, before lacquering and waxing the finished piece for protection. 

Jonathan Cicero Stokes creates whimsical glass pieces ranging from functional tableware such as candlesticks and goblets, to sculpture full of movement and energy.  Stokes studied his craft as an apprentice to master glass-blower Stephen Rolfe Powell at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, where Stokes earned his B.A.  Stokes operates his own independent hot glass studio in London,  Kentucky.

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Handcrafted Characters

September 1 - October 27, 2001

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 5:00 - 7:30 PM


Doll making is a craft that is found in all cultures around the globe. The opportunity to create figures in a human likeness seems an opportunity that is too hard to pass up. This show will include doll artists who work in a variety of styles and media.

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Bottled Spirits

July 14 - August 18, 2001

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 18, 5:00 - 7:30 PM


The manufacture of Bourbon in Kentucky is a true art. Partaking of bourbon and other spirits, is a universal pleasure. For the past three years we have asked artists to make vessels in which to store and from which to dispense bourbon and other distilled spirits - combining the artists imagination with the distillers craft in a perfect blend of the functional and decorative.

Hinges, Hooks, Knobs and Pulls

May 12 - July 7, 2001

Opening Reception: Friday, May 18, 5:00 - 7:30 PM



Most of us give little thought to the design elements of simple, functional, everyday objects that we utilize on a daily basis. From drawers pulls and door knobs, to hand rails and curtain rings, each was designed with an artistic perspective and considered for its functionality and aesthetic qualities. We have invited artists to devise and present a wide range of functional objects that could easily be incorporated into the design and fabrication of furniture, a new home or corporate office setting.

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March 7 - May 6, 2001

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 15, 5:00 - 7:30 PM

Husband and wife Rebekka and Greg Seigel are two of the most dedicated craft artists in the state. From their idyllic rural home, Greg fashions his whimsical and functional line of ceramics while Rebekka creates some of the most eye-catching art quilts in the country.



Shuttle Craft: A Survey of Kentucky Weavers

January 13 - February 24, 2001

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 17, 5:00 - 7:30 PM

Weavers have long been an important part of Kentucky’s craft heritage. Those working today employ a range of working methods that keep traditional skills alive. Other have opted for the benefits of advanced technology, such as computer-aided design, to aid in the creative process.

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