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Host - Mel Fisher
Kentucky's only weekly arts series Image from show

Program 712

No upcoming broadcasts of this program.
Past Broadcasts:

Tuesday, December 28, 2004
at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET

Saturday, January 1, 2005
at 6:00/5:00 pm CT on KET2

Tuesday, June 7, 2005
at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET

Saturday, June 11, 2005
at 6:00/5:00 pm CT on KET2

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Valley with Mel Fisher

75-year-old Walter Cornelison represents the fifth generation of his family to own and operate Bybee Pottery. The oldest existing pottery west of the Alleghenies, Bybee is named for its small hometown in the hills of southern Madison County. As Walter shows us around to start this edition of Mixed Media, he explains that the process Bybee artisans use to mine the local clay, grind it in the antique pug mill, and throw and shape it by hand is very much the same today as it was more than a century ago. The resulting handsome and durable wares have been in demand since the middle of the 19th century.

Next, meet Tim Lewis, a self-taught stone carver from Isonville. His subject matter ranges from Biblical themes to animals and popular figures, but his medium is always the same: sandstone salvaged from chimneys of burned houses. Tim’s work is owned by museums around the country, from the Kentucky Folk Art Center to the Smithsonian, and he was commissioned to do a permanent installation for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Our musical guest this week is Louisville-based band Valley. Rooted in rock, country, metal, and pop, Valley’s sound has been called “real folk music of the modern day.” The band plays country and bluegrass stylings with a rocker’s edgy looseness.

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