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ky guild spring show

updated fri 12 may 00


Jerri George on thu 11 may 00

The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Spring
Fair 2000: Color Your World!

Creativity and making it part of your daily life comes
alive at the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen
Spring Fair 2000, May 19, 20 & 21. This acclaimed art
and craft fair will be an exciting, family oriented
event with a refreshing view of how art and fine craft
can be integrated into your daily life. Irresistible
food, spirit-stirring music and wow-inspiring art and
craft make for a mandatory day-trip. Do not miss this
opportunity to meet the artists behind the creations
that can make your home your inspiration.

Set in the enchanting forest of the Indian Fort
Theater at Berea College s nature preserve, this
30-year-old celebration of Kentucky creativity is a
delight for all senses and all ages. "Color Your
World/Color Your Home" is the theme of Spring Fair
2000 and a special exhibit will be open to all
Fairgoers demonstrating how beautiful handmade art and
craft can be used and displayed throughout the home.

With over 120 artists and craftsmen exhibiting at
Spring Fair 2000, there is something for every taste.
>From cutting-edge contemporary to whimsical or
traditional, the mediums represented are designed and
made by Kentucky s finest artists and craftsmen. As in
the past, there will be an exciting mix of new and
long-standing exhibitors representing all art and fine
craft mediums.

Spring Fair 2000 is more than a unique shopping
opportunity. It is a fun filled,
"get-your-hands-dirty" participation opportunity for
all ages. At past Fairs, KGAC has had over twenty
demonstrating artists including the mesmerizing
process of glass blowing, presented by John England of
England Family Glass. This spring demonstrators will
help you answer questions about how to incorporate art
and fine craft into your daily living experience, from
functional ceramic dishware to evocative mixed media

"Woven Wishes," a large weaving project introduced at
the past Fall Fair will be continued at Spring Fair
2000. KGAC Fair Production Manager, Janet Northern,
built two large Navajo looms, so young people
attending the Fair can weave special wishes into the
fiber of the tapestry for disadvantaged children. When
"Woven Wishes" is completed (which may take several
Fairs), the work will be donated by KGAC to a
children s organization in the region.

Long recognized as a prime venue for Kentucky music,
we are proud to announce that Homer Ledford and the
Cabin Creek Band will again be performing! Along with
the Cabin Creek Band, there will be a diverse
presentation of other Kentucky performers each day of
the Fair, sure to get your toes tapping or spark
impromptu dancing.

As a not-for-profit organization, KGAC is dedicated to
its mission of education. Schools from across the
state are invited to attend the Fair. Friday, May 19
will welcome school groups to tour the demonstrations
and participate in the hands-on activities. In
addition to the demonstrating exhibitors, KGAC will
again have a team of volunteer Docents available to
help guide students through the Fair. "The KGAC Docent
program was a new component at the Fall Fair, and we
are preparing to expand this program at Spring Fair
2000, states Mary Reed, KGAC Board Vice President and
volunteer coordinator.

Docents add an important new dimension to the Fair
experience such as providing students a more focused
learning opportunity and more individual attention to

Contact Berea Tourism at (606) 986-2540 for hotel and
restaurant information as well as other delightful
activities in Berea.

(Information Side Bar # 1)

Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Spring Fair

Indian Fort Theater, Berea Kentucky

May 19, 20 & 21

Hours: Friday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

Admission: Adults $5.00

Seniors $4.00

Ages 7 12 $1.00

Age 6 and under, free

Contact the KGAC office for group admission rates,
(606) 986-3192 or email

(Information Side Bar #2)

Do you love art and craft or have a knack for speaking
to a group?

Would you enjoy getting to know some of the master
artists and craftsmen of our state and helping to
teach others of this valuable resource?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then
please call the Kentucky Guild of Artists and
Craftsmen and volunteer to be a Docent. It will be one
of the most fun learning and sharing opportunities you
will ever have! KGAC has many interesting Docent
opportunities so please call today. Phone: (606)
986-3192, email: or write KGAC, PO Box
291 Berea, KY 40203


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