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Arts exhibit explores relationship between master and apprentice

Runs from Aug 1-29 in Mount Sterling

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 28, 2014) — The Gateway Regional Arts Center in Mount Sterling will host the Kentucky Arts Council’s “Makings of a Master” exhibit, a celebration of Kentucky Folk Art Apprenticeships, from Aug. 1-29.

Arts council logoVisitors to the exhibit will explore the relationship between master and apprentice through artifacts, videos and activities, as well as live performances and demonstrations.

“Kentucky is home to a wide variety of highly accomplished master artists who, for generations, have been willing to share their knowledge with less experienced artists for the purpose of conserving art forms important to Kentucky culture,” said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. “This exhibit is a celebration of their contributions to the arts in the commonwealth.”

There will be an opening reception at the Gateway Regional Arts Center from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. Jazz pianist Elise Melrood, who last year completed a folk art apprenticeship with master pianist and Grammy award winner Jay Flippin, will play a short concert and discuss her apprenticeship at 4:30 p.m.

For more information on the “Makings of a Master” exhibit, or to see where the exhibit will be headed next, visit http://artscouncil.ky.gov/KentuckyArt/MasterFolkarts_schedule.htm.