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Witness First Firing at New Kiln

The first firing at The Meadows Pottery 120 cubic foot wood kiln is scheduled for the first week in December. Glazing begins early on December 3rd, loading will be on December 4th, and the kiln will be fired up on December 5th.  All kiln space has been filled but visitors are welcome.  Please contact Matthew Gaddie at 502.460.0456 if you are interested in being a part of the firing. 


Two Exhibitions Highlighting Works by Ellen Glascow

An exhibition of oil paintings and monotypes by Frankfort's Ellen Glasgow at The Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles will run through December 31st. For further information contact Marnie Walters at 859-879-1939. Also, the Elk Creek Winery in Owenton, KY is featuring a collection of Ellen's latest monotypes of the Kentucky River and South Carolina's Low Country in their Holiday Exhibition which will close December 31st.  For more information contact Rebekka Seigel at 502-484-0005. During the summer months of 2007 Ellen Glasgow was honored with two one-person landscape exhibitions featuring rural southern artists at the Janice Mason Art Museum, Cadiz, KY and the Fire House Gallery in Louisville, GA. Glasgow's studio is located at 314 Lewis Street, Frankfort, Ky and open to the public.   For further information contact Ellen Glasgow at 502.223.2649 or visit


Gallery Janjobe Hosts Handmade Ornament Show

Clay artist Jana John will be among artists showcased in a handmade ornament show at Gallery Janjobe, on the courtyard at Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., Louisville, through Dec. 24. For more information, visit or call 502.899.9293, or the artist at or 502.271.9428.


Bette Levy Featured in Upcoming Exhibition at Pyro

Meticulous Attention, an exhibition by PYRO gallery member, Bette Levy and guest artists from the internationally-known Surface Design Association, opens on Friday, January 4, 2007, at PYRO, 624 West Market Street. Coinciding with the First Friday Trolley Hop, the opening reception is from 6 to 9pm, and the show runs through February 9. The theme of Levy’s show is based on the phrase, “Obsession is the meticulous attention to detail” and refers to the keen attentiveness required to create her intense, detailed work, as well as the attentiveness required by the viewer to experience and respond to her work. The exhibition features the intricate abstract embroidery for which Levy is well-known and includes other mixed-media pieces. Most of the embroidered work is inspired by the textures, shapes, and shadows found in tree bark. For more info, contact Bette Levy at or visit Gallery hours are from 11 AM to 6 PM Thursday through Saturday, and by appointment.

Collis Marshall Featured in Current Pyro Exhibition

EARTH - An Exhibit by PYRO artists & invited guests is on display from through Dec, 29, 2007. Following Pyro Gallery's long standing tradition of presenting a winter group show, the cooperative gallery has chosen earth for the theme this year. Each Pyro member has produced work relating to this rich subject, and in addition each was called to invite an outside artist to show as well. The result is exploration of themes as varied as digital communication, spherical forms, spatial relationships and the place and effect of people as we relate to the world around us. PYRO Gallery is located at 624 West Main St. Louisville, KY 40204 Call 502.587.0106 or visit for more information.



Two Jewelry Workshops with Jennifer McLamb

In the Holidazzle Earrings workshop, December 8th from 9am-12pm, students will learn to combine ladder stitch and brick stitch to create these lovely dangling earrings. Pattern can be adapted to make these earrings large or small, short or long. In the PMC Paper Pendant workshop, December 11th from 6-9pm, students will learn the basics of working with PMC paper while creating a stunning pendant. A materials kit containing all the necessary tools and materials will be provided on the day of the class. Classes will fill quickly! Jennifer McLamb, Bliss Boutique and Studio, 2393 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY  40517.  Call (859) 268-0265 for more info.


Louisville Photographer Bill Noel Now a Novelist

Louisville photographer—and now, novelist—Bill Noel, will be discussing his new mystery novel, Folly, at the Middletown Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, Monday, December 10 at 7:00pm.  Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Bill at or



Exhibition Featuring Joel Pinkerton

Showing through December 29th, 2007

Zephyr Gallery, 610 E. Market St. Louisville, KY -

Outsider Artist, Joel Pinkerton continues his mastery of transforming domestic and mundane “found objects” into poetic works of art. In this exhibit he has created a cast of characters that have taken on a life and world of their own. A world where an army of these little beings made from vintage serving ware and other bits of discarded junk– come to life. Each is a unique character with some odd back-story just waiting for you to discover. Contact the artist at (502) 802-2618.

Holiday Pottery Sale in Morgantown, KY
11th Annual Woodfired Pottery Holiday Sale in Morgantown, KY will feature designs by Suzanne Renfrow. Saturday, December 22nd from 10am-5pm. For more information call 270.526-2740 or email at


Lexington Artist Arturo Alonzo Sandoval Receives Kentucky Star Award

Arturo Alonzo Sandoval has received a UK Provost grant to participate in the 40th Mid-States Craft Exhibition at the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science, Evansville, IN. His artwork Pattern Fusion No. 8 was accepted for the competition. The exhibition runs from Dec. 1, 2007 to January 27, 2008.


Savane Silver Features New, Unique Stone Jewelry

Ethiopian Opals are a new discovery and a fiery one coming from East Africa.  A warm brown impression quickly gives way to a universe of points of colors shooting out of the stone.  Rachel Savane has captured these gems in captivating One-of-a-Kind designs. Visit or contact the artist at or 859.455.8111



Call For Entries

Jennifer Zingg Studio & Gallery in downtown Frankfort seeking 2-D and 3-D original artwork by Kentucky artists for exhibit entitled, Figuratively Speaking. All work submitted should explore the relationship between the human form and art as a means of expressing a state of being, idea or emotion. Please s/files/storyimages/digital images, a brief description and artists contact information to Jennifer Zingg at For more information about the exhibit and the art selection process, please visit





Artist: Geoff Carr Photography

Exhibiting contemporary fine art photography.   

Carr+Waite Studios

221 S. Hancock St.  

Louisville, KY  40202. or call (502)540-1168.


Artist: Matthew L. Gaddie

First firing in 120-cubic-foot single chamber wood kiln scheduled for the last week in November 2007.  Please check website for pictures of kiln building project and further details.

The Meadows Pottery

2186 Woodlawn Road

Bardstown, KY 40004

Visit or contact or (502) 460-0456


Artist: Collis Caroline Marshall

Showing at Pyro Gallery

624 W. Main St.

Louisville, KY 40202

Visit or call (502) 587-0106


Artist: Hailu Negia,
"The House With Open Door costume Jewelry"


Artist: Jan Peters

Art Jeweler

See my work at or call (859) 264-7396


Artist: Kristy Sturgill
Wool, Needle Felting

Kristy's Kreations or call (859) 619-3908
Artist: Caroline Waite

Carr+Waite Studios

221 S. Hancock St.

Louisville, KY  40202

Mixed media collage and assemblages. 

Visit or (502) 291-9734.


Artist: James Williams (Master Craftsman)

Handcrafted, extremely comfortable wooden chairs, rockers and gliders made to fit! Available in sizes: short, regular, wide, and tall. Cedar furnishings include The Adirondack, Garden, and Children Collections.   

Anew BackYard

149 Williams Dr

Elizabethtown, Ky. 42701


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