Folk Life Stage at 2012 Kentucky Crafted: The Market
Bob Gates, Folk Life Director for the Kentucky Arts Council and The Kentucky Historical Society has invited Pamela Whinnery, local author and owner of Celebrity Cookbook Publications to do a presentation and cooking demonstration on the Folk Life Stage at the 2012 Kentucky Crafted: The Market. Whinnery will be preparing “Italian Pork Loin,” a recipe submitted to her cookbook “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities” by Academy Award Winner and Louisville native Bub Asman. The presentation will be Saturday, March 3rd at 5:00 p.m.
This is the second year for the Folk Life Stage and Whinnery’s participation” “The Folk Life Stage is such a fun event and exciting addition to the Market.” Whinnery stated. Last year she prepared a “Southern Spice Tea” from her cookbook “Country Goodness Recipes of Tennessee Celebrities;” The recipe was contributed by actress Reese Witherspoon, who is from Nashville.
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, The Market will return to Lexington in 2012. The award-winning arts marketplace, which had its debut in 1981 at the Kentucky Horse Park, will come home after a long run in Louisville at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The award-winning arts marketplace, the annual wholesale/retail show of art, craft, books, music and artisan food products will be held March 1 – 4, 2012, at the Lexington Convention Center, 430 W. Vine St., Lexington, Ky.
The Market features more than 200 juried artists, authors, and musicians offering shoppers jewelry, wearable art, home decor, furniture, paintings, prints, photographs and artisan foods along with Kentucky-related books, CDs and DVDs. It will feature two full days of hands-on workshops and activities on the Folk Life Stage and an exciting lineup of hourly performances by musicians to the Kentucky
The first two days of The Market are the wholesale trade show days, which are open exclusively to qualified business owners who sell products in retail venues. The wholesale days act as an economic generator for Kentucky, annually attracting 500 – 600 buyers from 15–20 states. Kentucky Crafted: The Market opens to the public on March 3 and 4, giving customers an opportunity to purchase new work before it hits the store shelves or is installed on gallery walls.To find more information on the Market and to purchase discount tickets go to the Kentucky Arts Council’s website: