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Host - Mel Fisher
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Program 608

No upcoming broadcasts of this program.
Past Broadcasts:

Tuesday, November 18, 2003
at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET

Saturday, November 22, 2003
at 6:00/5:00 pm CT on KET2

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Wishing Chair

Guest host Missy Johnston begins this edition with a talk with Elizabeth George, who took over as executive director of the Louisville Visual Art Association in fall 2003, about her new position and upcoming exhibits and events. Then our cameras tour the Filson Historical Society’s new Filson on Main gallery in Louisville and preview photographs and portraits from the exhibit “Lewis and Clark: The Exploration of the American West, 1803-1806.”

Down the road in Lexington, we visit the world’s largest ceiling clock, located in the Central Library rotunda of the Lexington Public Library. Conceived in a dream by the late Lexington philanthropist Lucille Caudill Little, the clock was designed by artist Adalin Wichman. Rather than use hands to show the time, it uses a series of panels encircled by 60 horses that light up in succession to give the impression of movement. The library rotunda also features a five-story Foucault pendulum, which moves in a complete circle approximately every 38 hours, and a frieze painted by Wichman depicting the history of the horse in the Bluegrass.

Throughout the program, music is provided by the Stamping Ground folk-singing, songwriting duo Wishing Chair—Miriam Davidson and Kiya Heartwood. The two spotlight tunes from a collaboration with Kara Barnard entitled Dishpan Brigade.

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