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Sand Sculpture Showcases Kentucky History to Travelers at KY Artisan Center

Jul 3, 2017

The Kentucky Artisan Center celebrates Kentucky's 225 year history with a sand sculpture by Kentucky artist Damon Farmer
Credit Kentucky Artisan Center

Kentucky Artisans interpret the world – and the Kentucky Artisan Center is illustrating that fact with sand, in the amazing sculpture “The Sands of Time” by internationally known sand sculptor Damon Farmer.

Farmer states, “My long-time avocation of sculpting sand gradually blossomed into a major aspect of my commercial work, and it now provides me opportunities to share my favorite art form worldwide.”

Directly in front of the Center on a circle of pavement, Farmer has sculpted 10 tons of compacted wet sand into a montage of portraits and scenes from Kentucky’s rich history. Included in the artist’s design are images of Abraham Lincoln, bourbon, horses, Daniel Boone and even Natural Bridge! The sculpture will be on display through July 15 at the Center.

Todd Finley, executive director of the Center states, “We are excited to invite travelers and people throughout the region to come and see how art and history have joined forces – and to see how sand can be turned into an amazing three dimensional sculpture of Kentucky history!”

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea Exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information about center events call 859-985-5448.

(story provided by Kentucky Artisan Center)