On Saturday, Feb. 22, Shawnna Southerland, of Berea, will demonstrate her coiled and stitched fiber bowls from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Southerland comes from several generations of seamstresses who created both functional and decorative works. She is reminded of this family tradition, some of which predates the sewing machine, every time she sews on her 1950s machine.
Works by Southerland are regularly available at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea, Exit 77. The center’s 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 Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. A special exhibit, “Capturing the Art of Sport: Works by Kentucky Artisans,” is on display through Feb. 22, and in the lobby the exhibit, “Kentucky Bourbon: Distillation and Inspiration” is on display. For more information about events call 859-985-5448, go to the center’s website at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kentucky.artisan.center.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.