Remembering Paul Rich

Remembering Douglas Paul Rich: The Kentucky Folklife Program is saddened to share the news that Paul Rich passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 12th. Along with his wife Vennie, Paul was a long-time basketmaker from the Mammoth Cave region. After an informal community apprenticeship with local basketmaker Tony Waddell, Paul began a … Continue reading Remembering Paul Rich

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White Oak Exhibit Extended

Standing the Test of Time: Kentucky's White Oak Basket Tradition, an exhibit created in partnership with the Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University, has been extended through April 8, 2017.  Make sure you take advantage of this extension to visit the exhibit!

Basket Demonstration December 4th

Join us this Sunday, Dec. 4th for a White Oak Basketmaking Demonstration at the Mammoth Cave National Park Visitor Center from 12-3pm. We're pleased to have white oak basketmakers Scott Gilbert and Beth Hester along with willow and honeysuckle basketmakers Charles, Charlene, and Brandon Long joining us to talk about their craft. This is a … Continue reading Basket Demonstration December 4th

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

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