Paddy Bowman Visits WKU

KFP and the Department of Folk Studies & Anthropology are excited to welcome Paddy Bowman, director of Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education, to Western for a short residency during the month of April. In addition to working with students and faculty, Bowman will give a public presentation entitled "Dress to Express" … Continue reading Paddy Bowman Visits WKU

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Odell Martin Day

On Saturday, June 15th KFP staff and WKU Professors and graduate students headed out to the Martin Homeplace near Allegre, KY to celebrate 18th annual Odell Martin Day. This annual event is a day for thumbpickers to gather in honor of Kentucky thumbpicker Odell Martin.  Martin, who was inducted into the National Thumbpickers Hall of … Continue reading Odell Martin Day