On Saturday, Feb. 1, artist Carl Von Fischer, of Mount Vernon, will demonstrate his oil painting techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Von Fischer grew up in Cincinnati, and absorbed creativity directly from his parents. Von Fischerís mother was a basket maker and weaver and his father was a painter and a designer for Gibson cards. Von Fischer can remember taking a bus or streetcar to the Cincinnati Art Museum as a youngster. Von Fischer likes to paint landscapes and animals and he uses a palette knife often to layer and apply the oil paint and delineate grasses, foreground and trees in the background.
Paintings by Von Fischer are regularly available at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea Exit 77. The centerís exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the cafe is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.
The center currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. A special exhibit on display through Feb. 22, titled ďCapturing the Art of Sport: Works by Kentucky Artisans,Ē includes a painting by Von Fischer. For more information about the centerís events call 859-985-5448.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.