State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center “A Day in the Country 2014” was
held Saturday, June 7, at the Morehead Conference Center.
Day in the Country” brought more than 50 self-taught artists from more than 10
states together to display and offer their work for sale. Visitors to the show
experienced wood carvings, stone carvings, paintings, and more.
year, KFAC’s featured exhibition is “Chester Cornett: Beyond the Narrow Sky.”
It presents more than two dozen rocking chairs and other objects made by him
before his death in 1981, as well as numerous photographs of the artist and
descriptive text panels. The exhibition presents Cornett’s amazing chairs and
poses the question of why the artist chose to relentlessly pursue his outdated
craft in the face of great economic and personal adversity.
display is accompanied by a full color catalog and will feature Appalshop’s
documentary film “Hand Carved.” The project was made possible through a significant
grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and will remain on display
through August 22.
chief photographer Tim Holbrook shares some of the scenes from the events and
has put them in a photo gallery.
Folk Art Center is a cultural, educational and economic development service of
Morehead State University. The center is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is free.
information, contact KFAC at 606-783-2204 or visit www.kyfolkart.org.
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