Handmade in Hindman event attract artists

Staff Report

Handmade in Hindman is a new event to be held on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 for those interested in creative arts.

Hazard Community and Technical College has arranged five workshops to be held and the fee is only $15, including materials. The workshops will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days in Blacksmithing with Dan Estep, Edge Tools and Woodworking with Terry Ratliff, Basket Weaving with Frances Whitaker, Folk Instruments with Doug Naselroad, and Iron Casting with Michael Flynn.

All workshops will be held at HCTC’s Kentucky School of Craft building at 56 Education Lane in Hindman.

To make the event even more exciting, the public is invited to a community cookout on Saturday, April 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. No charge for the event, which will include music by the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music in Hyden and Iron Pour Demonstrations.

Michael Flynn, Coordinator of the HCTC Associate in Fine Arts program, noted, “Art and creative thinking can enrich lives and it is our mission to provide opportunity to the citizens of our region and beyond. This event provides students and members of the community with access to traditional art processes that are important to our cultural heritage.”

The event is in partnership with the Appalachian Artisan Center and the Hindman Settlement School.

The workshops have limited enrollments so pre-registration is required. Contact Sandy Campbell at [email protected] or call (606) 487-3632.

Staff Report

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