life through art
juried arts and crafts fair
showcases regions best
show is planned in Shelbyville, Ky.
Helen E. McKinney
SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (June 2008) Shelby County
resident Laura Noe often displays her artwork with her best friend,
her father, Louis. While both are fond of painting landscapes and wildlife
scenes, Laura has branched out into the medium of paper mosaics.
artist Laura Noe poses
with her father, Louis, at the Madison
Art Club show in October 2007,
where she exhibited her paper
mosaic titled, Irises.
Noe debuted her technique at last years Kentucky
State Fair. Her work is displayed at the Madison Art Club Gallery in
Madison, Ind., and at the Sixth and Main Coffeehouse and Bistro 535
in Shelbyville, Ky.
The Noes paint in several different types of mediums: oils, acrylics,
watercolors and pastels. Originally from Louisville, Laura lives in
Shelby County, where she will share a booth with her father at the upcoming
Celebrating Life Through Art. This is a juried fine arts
and crafts fair held on the grounds of the Masonic Home of Shelbyville
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on June 7.
Located at 711 Frankfort Road (US 60) in Shelbyville, the Masonic Home
provides the perfect backdrop for a day of artistic celebration. Organizer
Donna Williams said this is a way to step out of the normal art
fairs. At Celebrating Life Through Art, you will have the
opportunity of meeting some of the best artists in Shelby County and
across the state of Kentucky.
Williams herself is a master broommaker and juried member of Kentucky
This event is a joint community venture between the Masonic Home of
Shelbyville and ARTractions! The Cultural Arts Guild of Shelby County.
Noe is president of ARTractions!, a three-year old art guild. The group
promotes all genres of visual arts in the community, including music
Other participating artists include:
Stephanie Allison, Wits End Studio along with Betty Duvall, Debbie
Hembree, Patty Ivey of Creative Sparks by Patty, Kay Lockwood and Tana
Peers, KaZart Studio of Shelbyville, all members of ARTractions! Cultural
Arts Guild of Shelby County;
Mary Barlow of Harrodsburg, a former weaver at Shaker Village;
Lonnie Combs, a Kentucky Crafted wood turning artist;
Roger Coombs, a Henry County native and former Kentucky Fish and Wildlife
employee who hand paints turkey feathers;
Eddie Dugan, a Kentucky Mountain Master Artist who uses his 1890 foot-powered
scroll saw to craft works of art;
Maggie Dugan, designing handmade wire jewelry on site;
Marissa Garcia, Crafts for Peace, of Louisville who crafts Tree of Life
Karen Higdon and Kay Ragland, Two Ks Baskets, of Lexington and
members of the Lexington Art League;
James Horn, member of ARTractions! Cultural Arts Guild of Shelby County
will be speaking throughout the day about creating handmade dulcimers;
Linda Powell and Sharla McClain, both artists conduct classes at Shelby
Artists on Main Street in Shelbyville and both work within several types
Candy Wheat, the Spiritual Potter from the Trinity Center for Faith
and Art, Louisville, who produces ceramic pottery.
For more information, contact Donna Williams
at (502) 513-1829 or (502) 593-0907.
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