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Dobree Adams, Fiber Artist/Photographer

Dobree Adams “I am fascinated by the landscape and by how the light changes the contours from dawn to dusk and from season to season,” says Dobree Adams. “I never tire of watching and recording how the light falls on the hills behind our river bottom, of how the light creates layers of trees and mist and fog.”

Recognized as one of Kentucky’s major contemporary fiber artists, Dobree Adams raises a rare breed of sheep on her Kentucky River farm. The Lincoln Longwool, an old British breed raised in Kentucky in the 1930s, is renowned for the curl, luster, strength, and length of its wool. Dobree spins and dyes the wool from her prize-winning flock, then weaves one-of-a-kind rugs and tapestries from her hand-spun yarns. “The sheep not only provide the raw material for my weaving but also a direct line of communication between my woven work and the earth,” she explains.

Dobree Adams Dobree has exhibited her weavings in New York and Japan, and her works are found in public and private collections in Japan, England, France, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, and the United States. In Kentucky, they are included in the collections of Labrot & Graham Distillers, the University of Kentucky Art Museum, and the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives. The artist is represented by Capital Gallery in Frankfort, Sutherland Gallery in Bardstown, and the Museum of Art + Design in Louisville and is an exhibiting member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen in spinning, dyeing, weaving, and photography.

Program 611

Fiber artist and photographer Dobree Adams, performers from the Kentucky Opera’s Young Artists’ Program, and blacksmith and sculptor Erika Strecker. (#611)

Program 620

Favorite segments from previous episodes, including features on Franklin County photographer and weaver Dobree Adams and the Lexington Public Library ceiling clock, plus musical performances by the Morehead State University Percussion Ensemble, Tess Arkels, and the Middle Men. (#620)

Program 805

A visit with farmer, weaver, and photographer Dobree Adams, stone mason Russell Dawson, and ceramic artist Michael Frasca. Traditional Indian music featuring singer Rrucha Bapat and tabla drummer Vinayak Ashtekar, and a performance from John Mann. (#805)


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