Kentucky Crafted: The Market

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 … Continue reading Kentucky Crafted: The Market

“Ranger Lore” Videos Uploaded to YouTube Channel

As we approach the end of the academic school year, Graduate Assistant Hannah Davis is in the process of sharing more "Ranger Lore" content with the public. Visit our YouTube channel to see full-length interviews with rangers and guides at Mammoth Cave National Park. As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial in 2016, this project aims to document and … Continue reading “Ranger Lore” Videos Uploaded to YouTube Channel

“Ranger Lore” Now Accessible to Public

In 2013, Björkman and Jon Kay of Traditional Arts Indiana were awarded the Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. This fellowship is awarded each year to select projects dedicated to occupational folklore research. Björkman and Kay’s project, Ranger Lore: The Occupational Folklife of Parks, focuses on the lives … Continue reading “Ranger Lore” Now Accessible to Public

KFP at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival

KFP is making the trip to nearby Horse Cave, Kentucky, for their annual fall festival tomorrow, September 19. Dr. Tim Evans' graduate-level public folklore class will work with us to facilitate six narrative stages and document the festival. Visit the Horse Cave Heritage Festival website for a schedule of events, and stay tuned for students' photos and videos. … Continue reading KFP at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival

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

Spring 2015 Pioneer Cabin Concert

The Kentucky Folklife Program is excited to welcome 2001 NEA National Heritage Fellow Eddie Pennington and his son, Alonzo Pennington, to the cabin on Sunday, March 1, at 4 p.m. for this semester's Pioneer Cabin Concert. Recognized among his peers as one of the best living thumb-style guitarists, Eddie plays in the style of Western Kentucky's … Continue reading Spring 2015 Pioneer Cabin Concert

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

Kentucky Folklife Program at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival

The Kentucky Folklife Program and graduate-level public folklore class have collaborated to provide programming for and staff theHorse Cave Heritage Festival for almost ten years. From conducting narrative stages to surveys and interviews, students spend the day practicing the skills they've learned in class. This year, we were excited to help the town celebrate its sesquicentennial. … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival