KENTUCKY ART AND CRAFT FOUNDATION PRESENTS
31 to October 26, 2002
reception: Thursday, September
5, 2002/ 5:00‑7:30 PM
by Owens-Illinois, Inc.
LOUISVILLE, KY --
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
the lines of a ‘teapot’ show, we have invited artists to create
bottles or vessels in which to store and from which to dispense
bourbon, wine or any other spirits,” says curator Mary Ellen
Furlong. “We have invited artists from across the U.S. and around
the world to participate alongside our Kentucky craftspeople.” Invited
artists work in media including clay, glass, metal and fiber, and
their bottles can be purely decorative, or they may be functional.
“As usual the works submitted will reflect each artist’s
unique creative personality and style, and together they will create a
whimsical and entertaining exhibition, sure to be a hit with viewers
and collectors,” says Furlong.
Bottled Spirits will showcase work by Kentucky
craftspeople including Keiko Akiyama, Wayne Bates, Mary Bright, Fong
Choo, Justine Dennis, Wayne Ferguson, Sarah Frederick, Gwen Heffner,
Walter Hyleck, Addie Langford, Brian D. Newton, Susan O’Brien,
Judith Pointer, Davie Reneau, Suzanne Renfrow and Jonathan Stokes.
from across the U.S. will be featured as well, including Michael
and Maureen Banner (Monterey, Massachussetts), Hayne Bayless (Ivoryton,
Mark Bell (Blue Hill, Maine), Kirby Benson (Las
Cruces, New Mexico), Suzy Birstein (Vancouver, B.C., Canada), Erich A.
Broennimann (Ocean View, Hawaii), William Brouillard (Cleveland,
Ohio), Geoff Buddie & Chris Rom (Swanton, Ohio), Robert E. Carlson
(Emmitsburg, Maryland), Minerva Chango (Caracas, Venezuela), Angela
Fina (Amherst, Massachussetts), Marilee Hall (Cookeville, Tennessee),
Michael Imes (Pewaukee, Wisconsin), Thomas Kreager (Hastings,
Nebraska), Robert Levin (Burnsville, North Carolina), Rick Malmgren
(Severn, Maryland), Alex S. Mandli, Jr. (Racine, Wisconsin), Laurie
Marson (Kensington, California), Sang Roberson (Ormond Beach,
Florida), Pete Scherzer (Cleveland, Ohio), Mark Shapiro (Worthington,
Massachusetts), Kaete Brittin Shaw (High Falls, New York), Rod Sounik
(Columbus, Ohio), Sam Taylor (Westhampton, Massachusetts), Michael
Tiller (Sacramento, California), Robert Toensing (Coon Rapids,
Minnesota), James R. Wilbat (Deerfield, Illinois), Rosalie Wynkoop
(Helena, Montana), Theresa Yondo (Russell Township, Ohio).
Bottled Spirits will be on view from
August 31 to October 26, 2002 in the Shands Gallery at the Kentucky
Art and Craft Gallery at 609 W. Main St. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, September
5, 2002 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Admission
is free. For more
information about the exhibition, contact the Kentucky Art and Craft
Foundation at (502) 589-0102 or log on to www.kentuckycrafts.org.
the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation
Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded
in 1981 to continue the art and craft heritage of Kentucky through the
support and education of craft artists and education of the public.
The Foundation is supported in part by the Fund for the Arts
and Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency of the Education, Arts and
Humanities Cabinet. The
Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery has newly extended hours and is open
Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment.