BEREA, Ky. (Sept. 14, 2016) — “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans” opens Saturday at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, showcasing the work of 33 Kentucky artists. The exhibit is on display through Feb. 25, 2017.
Artists have created newly made functional seating as well as non-functional miniatures, repurposed chairs and whimsical interpretations of the form.
Works in this exhibit are constructed from a wide range of materials including forged iron and steel, wood, sheet metal, felted wool, wire, natural vines and bark, clay, leather, acrylic, tree branches, recycled bourbon barrels, recycled Altoid boxes and a variety of repurposed chairs.
Participating artists are: Mike Angel, London; Thomas Blanck, Nicholasville; Billie Bradford, Louisville; Sylvia Brestel, Louisville; Page Candler, Campbellsville; John Andrew Dixon, Danville; D. James Fox, Steve Farmer and Doug Haley of Berea; Jerry Hollon, Richmond; Jana John, Robert Jones, Craig Kaviar and Chris Krauskopf of Louisville; Scott Kellersberger, Salvisa; John & Byron Marks, Walton; Karine and Matt Maynard, Lawrenceburg; Twyla and Lonnie Money, East Bernstadt; Robbie Mueller, LaGrange; Mark Needham, Louisville; Chuck Pearson, McKee; Sonya Penn, Louisville; David Shadwick, Wilmore; Christa Smith, Elizabethtown; Sarah Spradlin, Paris; Michael Terra, Paducah; David Waltz, Columbia; LaVon Williams, Lexington; Thomas R. Williams, Paris; and Donnie Wittler, Lexington.