Bluegrass & Backroads

I really like the title of this show. One of my favorite things about country living is traveling the backroads on a pretty day. Kentucky really is a beautiful state, and the rolling fields, deep caverns, creeks, lakes and rock formations can be breathtaking. I think the title of this show is an appropriate description of Kentucky.

Tucked along those backroads and rolling fields, sprinkled here and there, are unique and interesting people. Many folks think that isolation helps spur creativity in our people. To some degree this is true, I think. Growing up, all of my family members had projects we were constantly working on…piddling as we called it. I have piddled my whole life. In fact, I really never felt comfortable calling myself an artist until I was in my 20′s. So removed from the “art world” was I, that I simply said I piddled with making things.

I’m glad my folks encouraged all that piddling.

The episode that I filmed back in May (you can read more about that experience here) is coming up this next weekend on KET and RFD-TV. Although hesitant to participate at first because of my own shyness and perhaps, stage fright, I’m so glad Bob and Matt encouraged me to share my artwork on their program. It really was such a great experience and has helped me overcome some of that stage fright to a degree.

I encourage you to watch Bluegrass & Backroads. There are some interesting things happening in Kentucky, at the hands of interesting makers and these two fellows work very hard to scout the best and most interesting makers and bring their stories to you.

You can visit this link for a list of air dates on KET, (Kentucky Educational Television). I am episode #1305, just scroll down and look for Rebecca Miller Campbell or see dates below.

 

Rebecca Miller Campbell; Cathedral Basillica; Jack Crowner; Blessings in a Backpack

26:40 | #1305 | First Airs: October 15, 2016

  • KET2: Saturday, October 15 at 4:30 PM ET
  • KETKY: Sunday, October 16 at 7:30 AM ET
  • KETKY: Sunday, October 16 at 11:00 PM ET
  • KETKY: Tuesday, October 18 at 12:30 PM ET
  • KETKY: Tuesday, October 18 at 2:30 PM ET
  • KET: Wednesday, October 19 at 12:00 AM ET
  • KETKY: Friday, October 21 at 7:30 AM ET
  • KETKY: Sunday, December 11 at 11:00 PM ET
  • KETKY: Tuesday, December 13 at 12:30 PM ET
  • KETKY: Tuesday, December 13 at 2:30 PM ET
  • KET: Wednesday, December 14 at 12:00 AM ET
  • KETKY: Thursday, December 15 at 8:30 PM ET
  • KETKY: Friday, December 16 at 7:30 AM ET
  • KETKY: Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 AM ET

Bluegrass and Backroads will also air nation-wide on RFD-TV. You have have that channel, my episode, Season 13 Ep 5, will air October 19th, at 5:30 PM ET.

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I hope you enjoy the little glimpse into what my day to day life in my studio looks like. I love making these little creations and I LOVE being able to share them and my process with you! Thank you for helping me realize that piddlers and artists are many times one and the same!

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Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2016

I will be participating this year in Kentucky Crafted: The Market for the first time. I can tell you, my little fingers are flying in West Liberty, working on special pieces to present to you the first weekend in March. I’d love to see you there!

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Friday, March 410 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Galleries/Shop Owners Only)
Saturday, March 59 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Open to Public)
Sunday, March 610 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Open to Public)

Where: Lexington Convention Center | 430 West Vine Street

Kentucky Crafted: The Market, now in its 34th year, celebrates the state’s finest producers of art, craft, literature and artisanal food. In addition to shopping for fine art and craft, visitors can enjoy musical performances, sample regional food products, participate in hands-on activities, and explore Kentucky arts and culture through special exhibits. Nowhere in Kentucky, let alone the nation, will you find such a convergence of high quality art, craft, literature, music, film and food as you will at Kentucky Crafted: The Market. When you attend this show, prepare yourself for an exciting sensory experience. Kentucky Crafted: The Market is one of the only state-sponsored shows of its kind to feature traditional and contemporary fine art and craft along with Kentucky-related books, musical recordings, films and specialty food products.

The Market was chosen as the No. 1 Fair & Festival by readers of AmericanStyle Magazine four years in a row. It has been named a Top 10 Event by Kentucky Tourism Council and a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. Kentucky Crafted: The Market offers buyers from galleries, shops and online retail venues across the nation the opportunity to select products from this elite group of exhibitors. The Market is open exclusively to the trade on March 4. The general public is invited to Kentucky Crafted: The Market on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6. Tickets are available online for the arts marketplace and can be purchased by going to https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Arts/CraftedTickets.

Guests can purchase a one-day ticket for $10 or attend both days for $15. Children 15 and younger are admitted free of charge with a paying adult.

Kentucky Crafted is produced by the Kentucky Arts Council.

For up-to-date info regarding Kentucky Crafted: The Market, including parking information, visit or “like” the Facebook page, Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2016.

Appalachian Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair…

There will be one more opportunity for you to see my work in person this year & that is at the Appalachian Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair in Morehead, Ky and produced by the Kentucky Folk Art Center. This is a one day show, on Saturday, December 5th. I’ll have a good selection of everything you’ll need to make your home sparkle for the season and a nice selection of hand-made, hand-painted gifts for loved ones! If you’re interested in attending, click the banner below for more information. Hope to see your smiling faces in Morehead on the 5th!

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Media Sightings.

A familiar face was spotted on Kentucky.com. Watch the video to see some of the sights and sounds from the 2015 Woodland Art Fair.

 

The original video and article can be found here.