Stoneware & Co. Artist Showcase

Featured Artist: Wade McCarren (Primitives by Wade)

Benefiting Kentucky Shakespeare

Date:  October 3, 2018

Location:  Stoneware & Co. Showroom

731 Brent St., Louisville, KY 40204

Stoneware & Co. Artist Showcase

A portion of all sales will go towards benefitting Kentucky Shakespeare.

October 3, 2018 from 6pm – 8pm

Location: Stoneware & Co. Showroom
731 Brent St., Louisville, KY 40204

FEATURING

Wade McCarren, an incredible woodcarving artist from Blanchester, Ohio. Wade has been carving for over twenty-five years and is a master of the craft. Starting with a simple sketch and a piece of basswood, Wade carefully shapes the superfluous material until his creation escapes from the block of wood. His wife, Carolou, then takes over and lovingly paints each piece, giving it a unique touch and bringing it to life.

FOOD & DRINK

Enjoy bourbon tastings from Old Forester while savoring appetizers by Farm to Fork catering.

The dress code for this event is Casual/Dressy Casual.

FEATURED ARTIST:

Wade McCarren

Primitives by Wade

Woodcarving is one of the oldest arts of humankind. A manipulation of a jagged form into something that is beautifully unexpected. A simple piece of wood serves as a canvas for artists to express their political views and entertain us through an expression of their raw imaginations. Folk artists embrace this craft, and anchor us to our heritage by preserving our cultural traditions.

The folk art tradition developed rapidly in the United States in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, as the country recovered from the impact of the Revolutionary War. During this period, European settlers began to revive the artistic traditions of their home countries. Practices such as quilting and whittling, handed down from one generation to the next, became commonplace and ran counter to the refined artistic traditions of the day.

When we discovered Wade’s incredible folk art carvings, we instantly knew we needed to celebrate his talent. Wade has been carving for over twenty-five years and is a master of the craft. Starting with a simple sketch and a piece of basswood, Wade carefully shapes the superfluous material until his creation escapes from the block of wood. His wife, Carolou, then takes over and lovingly paints each piece, giving it a unique touch and bringing it to life.

Both Wade and Carolou are retired educators and graduates of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Proudly crafted in the USA!

Proceeds from the event go directly to supporting the KENTUCKY SHAKESPEARE.

About Kentucky Shakespeare

Founded in 1949, Kentucky Shakespeare currently serves 100,000+ people annually through the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, education programs in schools, public performances, and community outreach. As the most comprehensive in-school arts education provider in Kentucky, last season Kentucky Shakespeare toured to 83 counties, serving 70,000+ students with interactive educational programming directly tied to academic standards, helping impact student achievement. Our many community programs explore conflict resolution, empathy building, and communication, in a range of settings from preschools to senior centers.

Kentucky Shakespeare has been recognized by the Folger Library and the Kentucky Humanities Council for exemplary programming, is a multiyear recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Shakespeare in American Communities program, and is a past recipient of the Kentucky Governor’s Award in the Arts. Kentucky Shakespeare has been awarded multiple LEO Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards, Broadway World Louisville Regional Awards, the 2015 Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s Art of Vision Pyramid Award, and the 2017 Louisville Awards in the Arts Bobby Petrino Family Foundation Arts Impact Award.

Enter the our Artist Showcase Raffle for a chance to *win our finely curated Stoneware & Co. Gift Crate!

This raffle will be held during the event, where each raffle ticket will cost $10 and all proceeds will go towards benefitting Kentucky Shakespeare.

The Stoneware & Co. Gift Crate contains:

Embossed Running Horse Julep Cups · Embossed Running Horse Pitcher · Bourbon Barrel Foods Mint Julep Sugar · Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book · Organic Mint Grow Kit

*Only 1 winner will be selected. Gift Crate contains no monetary value and cannot be exchanged for cash.

Our proud event sponsors:

Farm to Fork

Our mission is to create culinary experiences Louisville will never forget using ingredients provided by the region’s small family farms and producers.

Feel good about what you eat.  And where it grew up.

We cater to a wide variety of clients with creations that are handcrafted and true to the bounty of the region’s agricultural heritage. We offer eclectic menus featuring southern favorites, as well as healthy choices including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Our menus are customized for our clients based on occasion, budget, and time of year.

Whether it’s a commitment to sustainability that brought you to us, or a shared passion for delicious food made with fresh ingredients, we’re honored to prepare a special meal for you.

Old Forester

In 1870, George Garvin Brown created Old Forester on Louisville’s famous Whiskey Row. Old Forester was America’s First Bottled Bourbon – the first bourbon to be sold in sealed glass bottles instead of barrels, to ensure consistent quality. Old Forester is also the only remaining bourbon brand continuously sold by the same company before, during and after Prohibition, thanks to a medicinal distilling license granted by the US government during Prohibition. Today, the Old Forester brand and its many expressions are prized by bartenders and consumers alike for their authentic bourbon taste.

Artist Showcase – October 3, 2018

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