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Mary Ingles, early American heroine, part 6

Jadon Gibson

The Lower Towns of the Shawnees stretched along both sides of the Ohio River and was the strangest thing that Mary Ingles had ever seen. The blood-curdling screams of the residents when she arrived with her captors and other prisoners gave her goosebumps and put her in fear for her life and that of her children.

Mary was held in good favor however because of her deeds on the trip following her capture. The chief told her that she and her Continue reading Mary Ingles, early American heroine, part 6

“Have a Seat: Chairs by KY Artisans”

Photos, left to right: “Campaign Chair” by Karine and Matthew Maynard; “Altoid Settee” by Chuck Pearson; “Yes, Mrs. Bradford” by John Dixon

The gallery exhibit “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans” is on display at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, showcasing the work of 33 Kentucky artists now through March 18, 2017.

Works in this exhibit are constructed from a wide range of materials including forged iron and steel, wood, sheet metal, felted wool, wire, Continue reading “Have a Seat: Chairs by KY Artisans”

Shawnna Southerland Stitches Fabric into Bowls at Artisan Center

Southerland showing finished bowls during a demonstration; detail of a colorful bowl by Southerland; close-up of Southerland beginning to stitch a piece during her demonstration

Berea fiber artist Shawnna Southerland will machine stitch lengths of fabric into coiled fiber bowls on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Continue reading Shawnna Southerland Stitches Fabric into Bowls at Artisan Center

KENTUCKY TO HOST WWE TELEVISED EVENT

WWE’s SmackDown Live is coming to Louisville. The event will be held at the KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday, April 18 and marks the return of live, televised professional wrestling events in the Commonwealth.

SmackDown will be the first major televised combat sporting event in Kentucky since Governor Bevin streamlined the state’s boxing and wrestling regulations last November as part of the Red Tape Reduction Initiative. Prior to these changes, WWE had not Continue reading KENTUCKY TO HOST WWE TELEVISED EVENT

Pat Banks Art Exhibit at RAAC

One of Madison County’s most talented artists, watercolorist Pat Banks, will have an art exhibit at the Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water Street on display through February 27, 2017 and may be viewed Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is FREE. A reception will be held February 16, 2017 at the Richmond Area Arts Center, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

“A person without art in their life is like a universe without starlight, a carpenter without a tool box, a garden without flowers, a fish without water,” stated Pat. “It gives us skills, balance, beauty, wisdom, critical thinking, problem solving skills, and more. Art makes the world a better place for each of us. We are all born artists and explorers.”

Mary Ingles, early American heroine, part 5

Jadon Gibson

Mary Ingles gave birth to a healthy baby daughter on the third night of their journey to the Shawnee Indian town in Ohio following her capture by the Indians on July 5, 1755.

She knew her captors would arise early the following morning and she would have to climb upon the horse and keep up with the procession, not slowing their travel. Her life and that of her children depended on it. Continue reading Mary Ingles, early American heroine, part 5

SHAWNNA SOUTHERLAND STITCHES FABRIC INTO BOWLS AT ARTISAN CENTER

Southerland showing finished bowls during a demonstration; detail of a colorful bowl by Southerland; close-up of Southerland beginning to stitch a piece during her demonstration

Berea fiber artist Shawnna Southerland will machine stitch lengths of fabric into coiled fiber bowls on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Continue reading SHAWNNA SOUTHERLAND STITCHES FABRIC INTO BOWLS AT ARTISAN CENTER

JOETTE DUNN DEMONSTRATES STITCHED CREATIONS AT ARTISAN CENTER

Joette Dunn and her creations

On Saturday, Feb. 11, Joette Dunn, of Falmouth, will demonstrate how she creates her stitched fabric dolls and pillows from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Dunn comes from a four-generation business that started in 1983 with her mother and grandmother selling stitched items to Red Bird Mission Crafts in Beverly, KY. Dunn states, “It was an honor to create the ornaments for the 2016 Christmas Tree at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea!”

Mary Ingles, early American heroine, part 4

Jadon Gibson

Silent prayers helped the pregnant Mary Ingles overcome the perilous days before she won the respect of the Indian chief after her kidnapping on July 8, 1775. He allowed her to ride a horse rather than walk after she demonstrated her value in the Indian camp. Her four-year old, Thomas, sat closely behind her while her two-year old, George, was in front.

The Indians killed her mother and Col. James Patton before burning the Ingles cabin. The Indians also kidnapped Eliza Draper, Mary’s Continue reading Mary Ingles, early American heroine, part 4