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Standing the Test of Time: Kentucky's White Oak Basket Tradition

Standing The Test of Time: Kentucky's White Oak Basket Tradition exhibit

Photo of basket maker Leona Waddell by Scott Gilbert
 
 

September 16, 2016  - April 8, 2017

 

Exhibit Opening Reception

 Friday, September 16                    6-8PM                 

Join us for the exhibit opening of Standing the Test of Time: Kentucky’s White Oak Basket Tradition.

 

White Oak Gathering

Friday, September 16                     1-4:30PM

Saturday, September 17               10AM-3PM

Location: Community Gallery

White Oak basket makers will demonstrate their craft, show their completed baskets, and share their love of basket making with museum visitors. For more information, please contact Lynne.Ferguson@wku.edu. The White Oak Gathering is included with regular museum admission.

 

Gallery Hop: Featuring Basket Exhibit

 Friday, October 14                         5-8PM

Curator's Choice Talk                       6 PM

Location: Western Room and Gallery A

Join the Kentucky Museum for the October Gallery Hop featuring our basket exhibit. Basket maker and exhibit co-curator Beth Hester will give a curator’s talk at 6PM.  Free admission.

 

Basket Celebration

Saturday, November 12              1-3PM

Location: Kentucky Room, Ed Room, Community Gallery  

Basket Share-The Kentucky Museum invites the public to bring baskets in for an informal sharing experience. Tables and chairs will be provided for guests to display and discuss their favorite baskets. Baskets may be beloved family heirlooms, or recently made or purchased basket treasures. For more information, contact Christy.Spurlock@wku.edu  Basket Share hours are included with regular museum admission.

Weaving Activities-Three weaving stations will be offered with weaving activities for all ages. Great activity for families. For more information, please contact Lynne.Ferguson@wku.edu. Weaving activity hours are included with regular museum admission.

 

Egg Basket Making Workshop

Saturday, January 14, 2017           9-4PM 

Location:  Education Room

 Registration is now closed.

You may contact Lynne.Ferguson@wku.edu

 

Admission to the Museum is always free for WKU Faculty, Staff, Students and our Friends Members.  Please visit our Membership page to join today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leona Waddell wrapping a traditional white oak basket eye.Scott Gilbert weaving a white oak basket.Leona Waddell holding a white oak egg basket.
Photos by Scott Gilbert

 

Sponsors:

Jerry E. Baker

Todd Lowe

Drs. Cam Collins and Jane Bramhan

Bill and Mary Hester

Harry and JoNell Hester

Portia and Tom Pennington

Vicky and John Hast

Donna Larson

Nancy Mabry

Pamela Saint-Pierre

Betty Hester

Stephen and Lee Price

Patrick Graves Gilbert

Jo Campbell-Amsler

Nancy Cheek

Emily Dvorin

Colonel Robert and Cora Jane Spiller

Bob and Joyce Lantz

Lyn and John Knepler

Mary Ella Gilbert

Dorothy Gray

Kenneth Jones

Beth Edwardson


 Partners:

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