Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design 2004 Exhibition Schedule




As I See Myself: Autobiographical Art

Friday, January 9, 2004 - Saturday, March 27, 2004

Mary & Al Shands Gallery

Sponsored by: 

We have invited a broad array of glass artists, both established and emerging, to interpret the idea of  the self-portrait as a vehicle for self-expression.

Works that are both representative images but many others that are representative of an artists inner self or broader relationship with the world and his or her place in it.


Purses by Jacque Parsley

The Body Adorned 


Friday, January 9 – Saturday, February 21, 2004


Opening Reception: Thursday, January 8, 2004, 5 – 7:30 pm

Steve Wilson Gallery

Craft artists are masters at adapting a wide range of materials for use as clothing and jewelry in ways that express the personality of the user and reflect the vision of the artist.  From silver and gold jewelry to hand painted silk jackets and ties, purses, shoes and hats, this show is a perfect marriage of form and function.




Dobree Adams: Dancing with Chaos

Wall Hangings and Photographs


November 3 – January 28, 2004



Bill & Lindy Street Gallery

Dobree Adams, recognized as one of Kentucky's major contemporary fiber artists, weaves one-of-a-kind rugs and tapestries from her handspun yarns. For twenty years she has been raising sheep on her Kentucky River farm. She spins and dyes the wool from a rare breed of sheep, the Lincoln Longwool, and old British breed known in Kentucky in the 1930's and renowned for the curl, luster, strength, and length of its wool.

Dobree Adams, who has had exhibition of her weaving in New York and Japan, has work in public and private collections in Japan, England, France, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, and the United States. In Kentucky, her weavings are included in the collections of Labrot & Graham Distillers, the University of Kentucky Art Museum and the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives.

Lloyd Kelly: Horses on Paper - Thoroughbred Racing


April 3 – May 29, 2004


Opening Reception: Friday April 2, 2004, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Bill & Lindy Street Gallery



Four Women: Warm Glass


April 3 – June 26, 2004


Opening Reception: Friday April 2, 2004, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Studio glass artists are among the most technically creative artists working today. While glassblowing gets the lion's share of attention, many artists use kiln formed and cast glass to make their artistic statements. Kiln formed glass is processed by heating glass in a kiln to produce desired result. The heated glass can take numerous forms, from flat fusing sheets of glass together to melting it into a mold and sagging existing sheets into or over a mold.

This exhibition features four talented women artists from the west coast of America: Susan Longini, Alicia Lomn้, Catharine K. Newell and Delores Taylor.


An Exploration of Polymer Clay


Friday, March 5 – Saturday, April 24, 2004


Opening Reception: Friday, March 5, 2004, 5 – 9:00 pm


Steve Wilson Gallery


Polymer clay has become one of the most exciting mediums in use by contemporary craft artists.  Simple in theory – a polymer based plastic that hardens in a regular oven – its use and application is far from simple in the hands of a creative artist.  We are inviting artists from around the world to give us work that challenges the perception of polymer clay as a working medium and expands the vocabulary of the art form beyond the decorative.

Featured artists include: Vaharoni, Jody Bishel, Leslie Blackford, Webster Colcord, Louise Fischer Cozzi, Jeff Dever, Katherine Dewey, Grant Diffendaffer, Jenny Dowd, Celie Fago, Wayne Ferguson, Shane Fero, Jacqueline Gikow, Victoria E. Hughes, Donna Kato, John King, Natalya Korchyemkina, Karyn Kozak, James Lehman, Tom Pfannerstill, Nan Roche, Inna Rogova, Scott Scarboro, Anne Schaff, Joyce Scott, Marie Segal, J. M. Syron and Bonnie Bishoff, Cynthia Toops, Timothy Winkler, Elise Winters, and Carol S. Zilliacus.

Master Makers: Clifton Nicholson    


Designer, Jeweler


Friday, April 2  – Saturday, June 19, 2004

Opening Reception: Friday, April 2, 2004, 5-9:00pm


Generously Sponsored by:



with additional support from

Brook and Pam Smith


Mary & Al Shands Gallery

After living and working in New York for 28 years, artist and silversmith Clifton Nicholson Jr. moved into “Roughwood”, the southern Indiana home that he had designed for his parents, and turned it into his workshop and gallery.  Since 1990 he has been creating and marketing his jewelry and sculpture across the country, including such stores as Nieman-Marcus and Henri Bendel.  He is passionate about his work and inspired by the beauty of nature – both its flora and fauna – and these he reproduces in minute detail in silver, gold, bronze and precious and semi-precious stones.  This exhibition will be a retrospective look at the career of one of the region’s most significant artists, featuring work from his studio and the private collections of some of his most enthusiastic and supportive collectors.
  Bottled Spirits


May 8 - June 19, 2004

Opening reception: Friday, May 7, 2004, 5 – 9:00 pm


Generously Sponsored by:


Kentucky is famous, among other things, for its bourbon distillers and its craft artists. In 1997, we combined the two into an exhibition called Bourbon Bottles.  Almost every year since then we have repeated the popular show, and we changed its name to Bottled Spirits.  This year we will invite artists from across the U.S. and possibly beyond to participate alongside our Kentucky craftspeople.  Along the lines of a "teapot" show, we are inviting artists to create bottles or vessels in which to store and from which to dispense spirits, wine or other liquid refreshment.  Works can be purely decorative, or they may be functional. Works included will reflect each artist’s unique creative personality and style and approach to this subject.

Duets and Tea For Two


Friday, July 3 – Saturday, August 21, 2004


Opening Reception: Friday, July 2, 2004, 5 – 9:00 pm

Sponsored by: Mary Stone, Libby Parkinson, Carol Tait, Doreen Ovca, Cindy Rounsavall, and Tawana Edwards

Duets are functional pairs of dining accessories – such as sugar and creamer, salt and pepper, cups, goblets, mugs – that are conceived as pairs to be both functional and visually exciting. We are inviting more than 50 artists from across the country to give us their best work for this show!


Tea for Two conjures up a vision of relaxed, intimate conversation and cucumber sandwiches and steaming fragrant Assam tea.  Using the examples of fine English porcelain tea sets by designers such as Susie Cooper, we will challenge artists to come up with their own tea sets for two.  We plan a range of activities involving tea ceremonies and presentation from cultures around the world.


Rocking Chairs: Contemporary Seating at its’ Best


Friday, September 3 – Saturday, October 23, 2004


Opening Reception: Friday, September 3, 2004, 5 – 9:00 pm

Contemporary furniture makers make some of the most extraordinary one-of-a-kind chairs, chairs around which a whole room can be organized. We have invited furniture makers from across the Commonwealth and the region to create rocking chairs with a difference. Variations on traditional rockers come from Charles Harvey, Brian Boggs and Kelly Mehler while artists such as Paul Sasso, Craig Nutt and Ted Harlan are firmly in the forefront of contemporary furniture design

ASIAN + AMERICAN = CERAMICS: A Fusion of Cultures

Friday, October 1, 2004 - Saturday, January 1, 2005



In each of the countries of Asia there are a numerous of craft traditions that can be traced back through centuries. Each is unique, fostered through regional differences, social, political and religious influences and the love and dedication of the practitioners of the craft. The arts of Asia and the working techniques of artists have long had an effect on craft artists in America. This includes artists born in Asia, have become naturalized Americans, or are first or second generation American. This exhibition seeks to make connections between ancient Asian traditions and artists and contemporary craft practices in America. We hope to show the richness and variety of ceramic work being produced by a culturally and geographically diverse group of artists. The artists include: Fong Choo, Sam Chung, Yoshiro Ikeda, Eva Kwong, Yih-Wen Kuo, Cliff Lee, Jae Won Lee, Satian Leksrisawat, Keisuke Mizuno, Hiroshi Nakayama, Yun Dong Nam, Masuo Ojima, Henry tanaka, Hirotsune Tashima, Ikuzi Teraki, Hideaki Miyamura, Tetsuya Yamada and Sunkoo Yuh.

Holidazzle: Expressions of the Season                              

Friday, November 5 – Saturday January 1, 2005

Opening Reception: Friday, November 5, 2004, 5 – 9:00 pm

Holidazzle, KMA+D’s annual celebration of the holiday season, will once again wow viewers with an enticing selection of fine craft from a group of leading American artists.