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Free guided gallery tour Saturday at Berea’s Kentucky Artisan Center

This oil painting with alkyd resin and marble dust, titled, “Saint Lucy” by James Ressell May of Louisville is in the exhibit “About Face” at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

BEREA, Ky. (May 10, 2012) — The Kentucky Artisan Center will offer visitors a free guided gallery tour through the center’s current special exhibit, “About Face: Kentucky Artisan Works Inspired by the Human Face,” on Saturday, May 12 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

This exhibit features a wide range of works in which the human face is a central element, focal point or inspiration. Created by 41 Kentucky artisans working in photography, painting, fiber, clay, wood, gourds, bronze, collage and mixed media, this exhibition showcases both realistic and abstract works.

These free guided exhibit tours will be led by Kentucky Artisan Center staff who will talk about the exhibits, the artists and individual works. Staff will answer questions about the techniques and various processes used in the objects featured. This 15-minute tour will be given at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m.

A demonstration of woodcarving by three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers is also scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate -75 at Berea exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the cafe open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The center features works by more than 650 artisans from 100 counties across the state. For more information, call 1-859-985-5448 or visit the center’s website at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov.