Kentucky printmakers display, sell works at Berea show

“Mandala,” monoprint and collograph by Elizabeth Foley of Lexington, on view at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
“Mandala,” monoprint and collograph by Elizabeth Foley of Lexington, on view at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Photos provided

It’s no secret that Kentucky has a wealth of talented artists. You can see and purchase the work of more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

On view through Sept. 10 is Great Impressions: Prints by Kentucky Artisans, featuring work by 20 Kentucky printmakers. The exhibit features samples of print blocks, copper plates, litho stone and monotype plates, along with the finished images that were printed from them. Styles range from realism and nature to graphic abstraction.

You may meet the artists at a reception from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the center, 200 Artisan Way. Admission is free. Call 859-985-5448 or go to for more information.

More shopping news

The Keeneland Library will host a Duplicate Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Keeneland Entertainment Center, 4201 Versailles Road.

The sale will feature about 5,000 items from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries: books, journals, magazines, programs, posters and more. Topics include equine art, fiction, horse care, breeding and pedigrees, history, the Kentucky Derby, Breeders’ Cup World Championships, biographies, race track media guides, programs and memorabilia.

Most books are priced at $1 to $25. Proceeds will go to the preservation of the track library’s collections and to offer outreach and research services. Call 859-280-4761 or go to for more information.

The Athens Schoolhouse Antiques Show, 6270 Athens-Walnut Hill Pike, is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

This month’s show will include the Kentucky Art Pottery Gathering at 11 a.m. Saturday. Margaret Layton of Loch Lea Antiques in Paris will discuss Kentucky art pottery, marks that appear on pieces and how to identify unmarked Kentucky pottery. Layton also will moderate a show-and-tell session where visitors may bring one or two pieces of Kentucky art pottery (no stoneware), to show. There will be no appraisals, just an opportunity to share and discuss.

Show admission is $2, free for ages 11 and younger. Call 859-255-7309 or go to

The Derby Shoppe and Raggs in Danville will host a Geiger trunk show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. It will feature Geiger’s fall collection of jackets and coats made of Austrian boiled wool. There will be a 10 percent discount on orders placed during the show.

The Derby Shoppe and Raggs are at 124 North Third Street. Call 859-236-1211 or go to

The 21st annual luggage trade-in sale continues through March 31 at Leather Inc. at Palomar Center. Bring in gently used luggage and get $25 off luggage priced at more than $100, $50 off luggage priced at more than $500.

Donated luggage will be given to The Hope Center.