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THE KENTUCKY ART AND CRAFT FOUNDATION PRESENTS

GARDEN PARTY

March 9 – May 25, 2002

Opening Reception: Friday, March 15, 2002 + 5:00 - 7:30 P.M.

             Louisville, KY -- The Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation is proud to present the exhibition Garden Party in the Downstairs Gallery. The exhibition will feature a variety of handcrafted works of art that can enhance the flora and fauna in a garden, or that can be incorporated into interiors such as sunrooms or porches where a garden atmosphere is desired.  “In this exhibition we will include a variety of special pieces by artists from across Kentucky, such as decorative sculpture, birdhouses, furniture, pottery, fountains and so forth,” says Associate Curator Mary Ellen Furlong.

            Artists have been invited to create special pieces for this exhibition, and to let their imaginations run free.  As a result, Garden Party will feature functional and whimsical garden-related objects, from large high-end items to small accent pieces.  Participating artists include thus far Larry Beisler, Blue Moon, Dave Caudill, Amy Elswick, Wyatt L. Gragg, Frances Kratzok, Kurt Ludwig, Joe McGee, Lewis Meyer, Miller’s Metal Works (Larry Miller and Larry R. Rowe II), Brian Newton, Scott Scarboro, Erika Strecker and Yardbirds.

          Garden Party will be on view in the Downstairs Gallery at the Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery from March 9 – May 25, 2002, with an opening reception scheduled for March 13, 2002 from 5:00 to 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 onto www.kentuckycrafts.org.

About the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation  

The 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. In 2001 the Foundation celebrated 20 years of supporting over 400 artists and providing educational programs to over 500,000 school children. 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 is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment.

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