Thursday, September 6, 2012

KENTUCKY FOLK ARTISTS

COLLECTING KENTUCKY FOLK ART
 
There are many Kentucky folk artists scattered around the state. Generally they are located in pretty remote areas. But you can also find their creations at exhibits and in galleries in the state and nationally. Morehead University has a great gallery showcasing different artists and also a permanent collection on display. Another great spot is the Kentucky Artist Center near Berea Kentucky. Here you can see and purchase any kind of craft produced in Kentucky.

I especially have fallen in love with the work of a husband and wife team from London Kentucky. Lonnie and Twyla Money create the most whimsical of critters, with fanciful shapes and bright color combinations. Lonnie carves the animals and Twyla paints them. Recently I purchased some new additions to my collection. The calico cat looks like our inn cat Baby, right down to the chipmunk in her mouth! The purple turtle is a guest favorite and sits on the buffet watching the cookies. To take a look at more of their work you can check out this website:
www.moneysfolkart.com


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