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August 2019 Artist-of-the-Month: Amanda Bridges

August 2019 Artist-of-the-Month is Amanda Bridges! ​Amanda Bridges makes one-of-a-kind clay art and drawings with a focus in line, color, pattern, and detail. Inspired by nature, textiles, and more, she uses a variety of techniques in wheel-throwing, slab-building, and altered work including elements of sgrafitto, stamping, and printing onto the clay surface. Amanda Bridges says: "My work is a marriage between my love of clay and drawing. I create pottery that is both fun to look at as well as functional. My ultimate objective is for my pottery to increase the joy of the user beyond simply its visual or tactile aspect and become fully integrated into the ritual of sharing food, conversation and life. The pieces become a part...

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Robert Mattingly - June 2019 Artist of the Month

We're excited to share our June Artist of the Month for 2019: Robert (Bob) Mattingly! Bob is a Kentucky native who grew up in Maysville. He always loved working with metal. After graduating from high school, he attended Morehead State University, where he obtained a degree in Business Education and manufacturing. He then went on to get a Master's degree in Vocational Education. He spent 20 years as a contract engineer traveling all over the country doing automated manufacturing for various companies. He then settled in Powell County where he spent 20 years teaching in the public school system. Bob retired in 2011 from teaching in the vocational school to pursue his love of designing and producing one-of-a-kind pieces of...

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Pop-Up Shop in London, KY This July

We're excited to launch our Pop-Up Shop at Sue Bennett College Gymnasium in London, KY this July 26 from 5PM to 8PM & July 27 from 10AM to 6PM! Tickets: $5 Location: 1064 W 5th Street, London KY 40741 (across from Community Christian Church) Directions: Off I-75 Exit 43, head toward Hal Rogers Pkwy Turn right onto Hal Rogers Pkwy (KY-80) Turn right toward N Main St/US-25. Continue on N Main St (US-25).  Turn left onto W 5th St. 

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What's Happening At the Galleries?

Change is in the air at the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Galleries and Arts & Craft School in Old Town Berea! During the second half of May, our space is going through what Assistant Director Derrick Sanford calls a "working refresh!" "We're going to fix the space up and keep it new," Sanford says, removing some items for cleaning. "Art is viewed in its surrounds, and every now and then, its nice to change up the room--change up the ways we look at the art." So take a look around: It's not going to last! :) :) :)

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