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As the Crow Flies

A travel and photography blog created by Berea residents Aleshia and Richard, "As the Crow Flies" offers a unique collection of photos and stories off the beaten path. Featured posts showcase a broad variety of locations, so you can expect anything....from the spine--chilling character of an abandoned farmhouse to the nostalgia of a small--town ice cream parlor. So, delve into the mysterious, the forgotten, the ethereal and follow these two spirited crows down an uncommon path to visit the road less--travelled.

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Jarod Cox

I am a Silversmith and Lapidary Artist from Science Hill, Kentucky and I graduated from Berea College. I love using locally found Kentucky rocks in my work, and I always enjoy going out to hunt Kentucky Agate in the creeks and streams in surrounding counties. I cut the stones into slabs, grind the slabs into shapes, and polish them into stones I can set in sterling silver. I believe the most beautiful stones on earth are found right here in Kentucky.

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Tricia Taylor

My work is nostalgic, borrowing from a feeling that is both poignant and sweet. I am often reminded about the frailty evident in floral forms. This fragility inspires my work; each flower symbolizes the tenacious hold that I have over the fleeting moments in my life. This emphasized impermanence of a moment, the significance of memories passed, provided fruitful terrain for my work.

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Laura Poulette

The perfectly formed, tightly closed buds of the winter trees, the ephemeral riot of spring wildflowers, the green jungle of the summer woods, and the ripening seeds of autumn. Drawing and painting is how I record these observations, and celebrate Kentucky's rich biodiversity. I’m currently painting botanical alphabets corresponding with each season of the year.

 
 Photo by  Meg Wilson

Photo by Meg Wilson

 Photo by  Meg Wilson

Photo by Meg Wilson

Gastineau Studio

Learn the ancient art of forging and stamping copper.  Stop by for more information. We are a family business celebrating our 30th year. We work with Lead-Free Pewter (Britannia Metal). If you are interested in selling our work in your store or want to purchase larger quantities of our beautiful and unique pewter components give us a call. 859-986-9158

 
 Photo by Justin Skeens

Photo by Justin Skeens

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123 Gallery: Emerging Artists Studio

Part of Berea's Art Accelerator pilot program and located in Old Town Berea, this gallery also functions as a studio where recent Berea College graduates hone their craft while partaking in business training.  Stop in for a tour of the studio, visit with the artists and take home an original, handmade piece.

 
 Photo by  Justin Skeens

Photo by Justin Skeens

 Photo by  Justin Skeens

Photo by Justin Skeens

Warren A. May Woodworker 

Native Kentuckian Warren A. May has spent his lifetime working with wood. He has more than forty years of experience in professional furniture and dulcimer making. His furniture and mountain dulcimers have been featured in Popular Woodworking, Fine Woodworking, and Woodwork magazines. He is an Exhibiting Member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen and has received Lifetime Juried Status from the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program.

 
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Photo by Justin Skeens

 Photo by  Justin Skeens

Photo by Justin Skeens

Weston Studio Glass

Visitors to the studio are welcome to browse our gallery for one of a kind pieces and have the opportunity to watch as glass is drawn from the 2050 degree furnace and shaped into unique creations. Weston Studio Glass is part of the Studio Artists at Berea, a walking tour of working artists. The tour includes woodworker, pewter spinners, weaving and glassblowing. You can visit Berea.com to pln your visit and view videos of the artists at work. At the Studio Gallery you can find glass jewelry, vases and bowls as well as signature pieces such as the glass starfish and seahorses.

 
 
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Teresa  Cole Potter

Teresa specializes in functional pottery that is oven, dishwasher, and microwave safe. She is especially adept at designing for function and using colored clay slips and terra sigallata sprayed, brushed and trailed onto the surface of her pieces. Teresa looks to nature for her imagery and often depicts ferns and flowers on her works. Her tiles are made by hand-cutting rolled out slabs of clay. She decorates them by pressing actual leaves into the clay surface. To show these plant forms in silhouette, she lightly sprays white slip over the pressed leaf and tile. When she removes the leaf from the clay, the image is left clearly visible on the red-brown clay.

 
 Photo by  Erica Chambers
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Diane Gilliam

Artist/Owner Diane Gilliam specializes in stained glass, sterling silver and semi-precious stones,pearls and lampwork glass bead( made in house)jewelry and original paintings & photography... the gallery features a variety of her work.

Several local & regional artists, creating in various mediums, are represented by her gallery. The gallery carries fine woodwork, fused glass art, functional bottle art, fused dichroic jewelry as well as other wonderful items.

 

Erica Chambers

My work manifests my passion for people and the love affair that comes along with photographing them.  They come to me from the richest to the poorest, from newborns to the elders, to the movers and shakers and sloths.  Yet, at the end of the day, these people, these characters, are so beautiful to me.  They are all models, rock stars, sex symbols and members of the elite.  While I fall in love with each of them, one by one, telling their stories, they collectively begin to tell mine. I look forward to seeing yours.

 
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Meg Wilson

I am a documentary photographer with a heart that looks for truthiness. Mostly I find truth in people, so I make portraits.  I love local food, things hand-made and hand-grown, moments of real heart, and the realization of social justice.

Photographs made by other people invite me into a moment that would otherwise have been lost to me. My photographs do the same for you: you’re invited into that split second between the world and my eye.

 
 Photo by  Erica Chambers
 Photo by  Erica Chambers

The Jeff Richey Experience

Berea's own all-original indie-pop/jazz-rock quartet, performing and recording together since 2013. Our music is available in downloadable formats on Amazon.com, CD Baby, and iTunes, as well as on CDs recorded and produced right here in Berea.

 
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Brandon Thompson

is a poet, a scholar, a musician and a lover of music, and a Buddhist practitioner and teacher. He is a Core Faculty Member in Sofia University’s Global Master's program, and spends his days joyfully guiding and mentoring students from all over the world. 

Brandon's current work involves bringing ecstatic poetry more fully into his life and into the world. Through his publications, scholarly writing, teaching, and workshops, Brandon is seeking to share the transformative power of ecstatic poetry with others and to further define and engage the power of this ancient contemplative art form. 

 
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Jonathan Clark

Jonathan Clark creates art in a myriad of mediums - with a focus on painting. His art explores psychological, historical, and illusory associations of symbols. He is interested in the reapplication of art-making to everyday life in our communities. Jonathan is currently exploring this interest by instructing painting workshops for all ages and skill levels at Artfully Yours Studio in Berea, KY.

 
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The Year of Mud

The Year of Mud offers a variety of high quality, hands-on Natural Building Workshops including cob and straw bale building, timber framing, natural plasters, and more. Our classes are highly personalized and we strive to create a memorable learning opportunity beyond teaching folks how to build their own natural homes. Students often remark on how life-changing their experiences are when they form meaningful connections with like-minded folks, enjoy delicious home-cooked meals, and explore diverse aspects of what it means to live more lightly on the earth.