The next Kentucky Life, hosted by Dave Shuffett, features Appalachian artist Tami Booher, 200-year-old Bodley-Bullock House in Lexington's Gratz Park, downtown Shelbyville, and Casey County master woodworker Robert Vannevel. The program airs Saturday, March 29 at 8/7 p.m. and Sunday, March 30 at 4/3 p.m. on KET.
Artist Tami Booher grew up in southwestern Virginia, where she developed a love of nature and wildlife that inspires much of her painting today. Now living in Sandy Hook, Booher uses the palette knife technique to create textured landscapes and nature scenes. The strength and wisdom of Appalachian women is celebrated in her current series of paintings, “Appalachian Wise Women.”
Next, Kentucky Life visits The Bodley-Bullock House in Lexington’s Gratz Park. Shuffett takes a look at the history of the elegant 200-year-old house, including its use as headquarters for both Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War and its present-day popularity as a location for weddings and as headquarters for the Junior League of Lexington.
Shelbyville is the Saddlebred Capital of the World, and Amy Hess discovers that there’s much more to this town than just a love of horses. Along historic Main Street, Hess samples tasty treats at several cafés and browses through the wares of downtown’s unique shops.
Then the program travels to Casey County, where Shuffett spends the day with master woodworker Robert Vannevel. In his workshop, Vannevel creates wood vehicles that are accurate down to the last detail. His trucks, bulldozers and tractors, all with moveable parts, serve as toys for both children and adults.
Kentucky Life is a KET production, produced by Brandon Wickey. Segment producers are Tom Bickel, Amy Hess, Shuffett, and Wickey. More information about Kentucky Life, including streaming video, is available at ket.org/kentuckylife.
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