Basket Demo at Mammoth Cave

We're here at the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center until 3:00 for a basketmaking demonstration with local makers. Come on out! from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2gDvUlI

Basketmaking in South Central Kentucky Narrative Stage

This event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. Hope to see you there! Basketmaking is one of the most longstanding and vibrant traditional art forms in the Mammoth Cave region. Although most baskets in South Central Kentucky are made of white oak, other basketmaking traditions exist as well, such as willow and honeysuckle. … Continue reading Basketmaking in South Central Kentucky Narrative Stage

Traveling Exhibit Panels Moving On

In early 2014, KFP began working on a set of exhibit panels discussing Kentucky’s white oak basketmaking tradition. Funded by a recently awarded NEA ArtWorks grant, these free-standing, 3′ x 7′ retractable panels incorporate images of basketmakers, their work, and the life narratives of these artists to help contextualize this important local tradition for a … Continue reading Traveling Exhibit Panels Moving On

Traveling Exhibit at the Allen County Public Library

We're excited to announce that we just sent our traveling exhibit panel series on white oak basketmaking to its first destination, the Allen County Public Library in Scottsville. It'll be displayed for a six-week period before it moves on. Stay tuned as we announce upcoming locations! In addition to the exhibit, we'll be hosting The Basket Maker's Catalog's … Continue reading Traveling Exhibit at the Allen County Public Library

KFP Begins Work on Traveling Exhibit

I am happy to share with you that the Kentucky Folklife Program has recently begun work on a new traveling exhibit panel series that will feature the White Oak Basketmaking tradition! Funded by a recently awarded NEA ArtWorks grant, these free-standing retractable panels will incorporate images of basketmakers, their work, and the life narratives of … Continue reading KFP Begins Work on Traveling Exhibit