Kentuckians have practiced the art of weaving for more than 200 years. Techniques represented in Even Coverlets Get the Blues range from overshot, double weave, and tied-biederwand to hooked rug making.
This exhibit tells the stories of freshmen year from participants in a student success intiative, WKU Freshmen Guided Pathway (FGP). This cohort of first-time, full-time students who graduated from one of five high schools in Warren County represent the typical WKU freshman in terms of academic achievement prior to admission and their demographic makeup.
The US Bank Celebration of the Arts exhibit is an open art show featuring the work of professional as well as amateur artists who reside in Kentucky within a 65-mile radius of Bowling Green, KY. All work will be exhibited at the Kentucky Museum from February 29 - April 17. Works are judged and awards given in eight categories.
In 2019, the Kentucky Building celebrates 80 years of showcasing South Central Kentucky’s unique culture and heritage. In honor of this milestone, the Kentucky Museum presentsOut of the Box, an exhibition focused on fostering multidisciplinary discussions about our collective heritage while shining new light on the relevance of our museum in the 21stcentury.
Using local historical artifacts, photos, and records, we invite you to discover how every object tells multiple stories. Themes and stories are curated in partnership with faculty from 9 WKU departments
Folk Studies graduate students will have multiple opportunities over this 2-day visit to interact with and learn from Dr. Jon Kay (detailed schedule TBD). Jon Kay is an alum of our Folk Studies MA program, and he currently directs Traditional Arts Indiana at Indiana University, where he also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. He is the author of Folk Art and Aging: Life-Story Objectsand Their Makers and the edited volume The Expressive Lives of Elders: Folklore, Art, and Aging. Kay also creates exhibitions, public programs, and documentaries about the traditional arts in Indiana.
This event is supported each year by funding from the Bramham/Collins Visual and Performing Guest Artist Endowment. The Folk Studies program appreciates the generous support of Drs. Bramham and Collins, which makes it possible to bring an esteemed public folklorist to campus each year to benefit graduate students.