In early 2014, KFP began working on a set of exhibit panels discussing Kentucky’s white oak basket-making tradition. Funded by a recently awarded NEA ArtWorks grant, these free-standing, 3′ x 7′ retractable panels incorporate images of basket-makers, their work, and the life narratives of these artists to help contextualize this important local tradition for a wide audience. To enhance the project and provide an even greater understanding of this important regional tradition, we have written additional funding into the grant to bring basket-makers into each library location for hands-on demonstrations and discussion about their work.
These six panels, previously in Morgantown at the Butler Co. Public Library, have moved on to the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library, where they will stay until the end of next month. Beth Hester of Basket Maker’s Catalog will join the library at 5 p.m. on June 23 for a lecture and workshop. Contact Amy Tollison, Adult Services Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
See photos from our last workshop on May 13 at the Butler Co. Public Library below.