KFP hosting Kimchi Demonstration

The Kentucky Folklife Program and WKU Folk Studies are hosting a Kimchi demonstration on April 27th at 4:00pm in the Confucius Institute Kitchen as part of Western Kentucky University‘s International Year of South Korea. Open the public, Kyu Frohman of Radcliff, KY will lead the demonstration, and will share memories about family traditions tied to making and eating Kimchi.

The event is free and open to the public. If you are a WKU student, the event will also be “swipeable” for your Student Engagement Activities Transcript.

The Confucius Institute Kitchen is located in WKU’s new model Confucius Institute building on Normal Street, not to be confused with the Confucius Institute’s space in Helm Library.  The new Confucius Institute building is next to WKU’s Honors College and International Center.  While the brand-new Confucius Institute building is not on the campus map yet, you can get directions by locating the Honors College and walking to the next building over (single-story building with a garden).

We hope you join us!

KFP Kimchi Demonstration Poster

Click here to download poster (PDF)

KFP to host Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange

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We are excited to announce that the Kentucky Folklife Program is a new regional host partner for the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange, which is coming to Bowling Green this summer!

Kentucky RUX is a partnership between @artoftherural and @appalshop that brings rural and urban people together in unique community settings over three weekend-long intensives each summer. During these intensives, members work together to find commonalities, deepen, connections to the people and places of the Commonwealth, and collaborate on projects that improve Kentucky communities. You can join RUX by submitting an application by 4/28/17.

From the Archives: Canning

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From the archives: Irene Moore of Jackson County, #KY displays a selection of her canned goods at the 1997 Kentucky Folklife Festival. Canning has been an important mode of food preservation for many of Kentucky’s people, and it continues to be a vibrant tradition today. To read the poem “Canning Memories” by Frank X Walker, visit the Southern Foodways Alliance website.

Kentucky Crafted: The Market

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This photo is from 2013’s Kentucky Crafted: The Market, a snapshot of Art Mize’s work space where he talked with attendees about his work as a luthier, a maker of stringed instruments. Mize was the 2007 recipient of the Homer Ledford Award. This year, the Kentucky Folklife Program along with the Kentucky Arts Council will present the 2017 winner, Doug Naselroad, with the award on Saturday, April 22. KFP, along with WKU Folk Studies students and Dr. Tim Evans will also be helping to interpret traditional artists during hands-on educational activities. The Market runs 4/21-4/23 and is held at the Lexington Convention Center. For more information, click The Market’s page on the Kentucky Arts Council website.

Update on the Bosnian Project

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Nermin Peimanovic showing off his son’s Bosnian fez along with socks that were knitted for him by his Grandmother. We’re happy to say these items will be featured in the upcoming exhibit, A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green. This exhibit will open this fall at the Kentucky Museum and is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.