Three Kentucky Art Fairs Selected in National Top Ten
Three Kentucky event/art fairs have been selected among America’s Top 10 Art Fairs and Festivals by in reader polls conducted by AmericanStyle magazine, the nation’s premier arts lifestyle magazine for art collectors, enthusiasts and travelers.
Kentucky winners include: Kentucky Crafted: The Market, second place; St. James Court Art Show, sixth place; and Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival at Midway College, seventh place.
Kentucky Poet Nickole Brown Receives Literature Fellowship from NEA
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a 2009 Literature Fellowship to Kentucky poet Nickole Brown of Louisville. Literature Fellowships include a $25,000 grant award and are the Arts Endowment’s most direct investment in American creativity, encouraging the production of new work and allowing writers the time and means to write.
Nickole Brown’s books include Sister: Poems and the anthology, Air Fare. Her work has been featured in The Writer’s Chronicle, Poets & Writers, 32 Poems, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Diagram Magazine, Another Chicago Magazine and the anthology PP / FF.
Garden Designer Jon Carloftis Featured at Kentucky Crafted: The Market
Garden designer Jon Carloftis will be a special guest at Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2009, designing garden vignettes which incorporate Kentucky Crafted® items created by exhibitors.
A rising star of American garden design, Jon Carloftis always looks to his native Kentucky as inspiration for his successful garden design firm located in New York City. Carloftis is probably best known for his rooftop and terrace gardens and is a past recipient of the Landscaping Design Award from the Museum of the City of New York. In Louisville, Carloftis designed the rooftop garden of the 21c Museum Hotel and has designed gardens for some of the finest private homes in central Kentucky.
Carloftis has authored books and contributed to or been featured in numerous national home and garden design magazines. He is also a noted lecturer who travels extensively across the United States.
At Kentucky Crafted: The Market, he will present “Designing a Kentucky Crafted Garden,” sharing his ideas about creating beautiful garden spaces and how to incorporate many of the Kentucky products.
Kentucky Crafted: The Market is a state-sponsored wholesale trade show and retail marketplace for traditional and contemporary fine art and craft, books, musical recordings, films and Kentucky Proud food products. The Market will be held Feb. 19-22 in South Wing B of the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville.