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A lot of folks make the mistake of stopping off the Interstate 75 at Exit 77 to visit the wonderful Kentucky Artisan Center (KAC) and then continue on the highway thinking they've seen all there is to see. The KAC is truly a marvel and time must be spent there to take it all in. But don't miss the town of Berea a short distance from the interstate.

Venture in a couple of miles to an art town supreme. Almost two towns in fact. There's the group of studios clustered around the old railroad depot called Old Town Artisan Village. Up the hill a bit is the ?new? town, with the esteemed craft-oriented Berea College slap bang in the middle, called College Square...read more »

Frank Duveneck (1848-1919), outstanding American painter, sculptor, etcher, and teacher, was born in Covington. During a prolonged period of study at Munich, he absorbed the new brushwork technique of that school, and on his return to America became a leading influence of the latter half of the nineteenth century. In his later years he served as Dean of the Cincinnati Art School and made his home permanently in Covington. In St. Mary's Cathedral in Covington are some large murals by Duveneck, Crucifixion, Christ at Emmaus, and others painted about 1910.

Alfred L. Brennan (1853-1921), born in Louisville, was known for his illustrations. Charles Courtney Curran, winner of many prizes and medals both in America and abroad, was born in Hartford, Kentucky, in 1861. Charles Sneed Williams (b. 1882) is represented at the State Capitol, the Kentucky State Historical Society, and the Speed Memorial Museum. Enid Yandell (1870-1934), whose work in sculpture is well known, was a native of Louisville. Her Daniel Boone, a character study, first exhibited at the Chicago Fair in 1893, stands in Cherokee Park in Louisville. Near by is Hogan Fountain also designed and executed by her...read more art history - click here »


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