Faiths and the Arts to weave roots together

“Little Bend, Ohio River” by Lynn Dunbar. Photo Geoff Carr

     (AAPNW-KY) – The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft will present the exhibit, “Rooted in Place” from Saturday, October 23 through December 31. The show is being held in association with the 15th Annual Festival of Faiths, themed “Sacred Soil: Foundation of Life” that runs from Wednesday, November 3-9.

     “The term ‘sense of place’ has been defined and used in many different ways by many different people,” says Curator Brion Clinkingbeard. “To some, it is a characteristic related to a specific geographic location; to others it is a feeling or perception relating to its people and their culture, not the place itself. It will be interesting to see how the artists interpret their ‘sense of place.”

“Touching The Earth” by Ana England, ceramic, 8” x 37” x 34”, hand formed, altered, cast, 2007

     The exhibition will feature the work of artists who come from as far away as Ireland and Sweden and include: Dylan Beck, Lynn Dunbar, Ana England, Annie Langan, Jawshing Arthur Liou, Jonathan Mess, Gregg Moore, Eamonn O’Neill, Henning Sandstrom, and Marilyn Whitesell.  A variety of mediums will be showcased, including painting, ceramic sculpture, film, video, photography and mixed media works that illustrate the artist’s strong connection to a particular place in time. Free to the public, the artist’s reception is from 5:00-8:00 pm on Friday, October 22.

     As part of the Festival of Faith series, on Sunday, November 7 at 8:30 pm at the Henry Clay, KMAC will co-present the film, “The Real Dirt of Farmer John” that tells what it means to be different in rural America. Farmer John was an outcast in his community, but he bravely stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors and violence. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of transformation and renewal heralds a resurrection of farming in America. There will be a short discussion on community supported agriculture with local, sustainable food heroes.  No ticket required for this motion picture, however donations are accepted.

     For more information, call 502.589.0102, or see

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