Monthly Archives: January 2006
On January 26, the third One Campus-One Community-One Book project kicked off in the Java City/Helm Library, Bowling Green Public Library, and Barnes & Noble. This year’s “One Book” project features In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason. Free books were distributed at both places.
Podcast of this event is available.
The University Libraries’ Kentucky Live Program organizers Brian Coutts and Peggy Wright visited the Rebecca Ruth Candy in Frankfort on January 25, 2006. They were there to help the factory’s owner Charles Booe to prepare for his upcoming presentation in Bowling Green’s Barnes & Noble scheduled on February 9. The presentation is one of the series of the Kentucky Live program organized by the WKU Libraries. Haiwang took the photos of the production process at the factory. Come to the presentation and enjoy a taste of the famed Bourbon chocolate candy.
On Friday, January 6, area residents celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by attending a reception for the opening of an exhibit honoring his contributions to American history.
You may revisit the event by viewing this photo gallery
â€œWestern 100,â€ an exhibit chronicling student life on the Hill, opened Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Kentucky Library and Museum at Western Kentucky University. During the opening, scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, WKU President Gary Ransdell unveiled the exhibit; special music was provided by WKU choral ensembles the Red Shirts and the TrebleMakers; a number of well known personalities were on hand to greet old friends; and there was a reception.
â€œWestern 100â€ was a nostalgic look at the thousands of students who had walked the Hill â€“ from the first enrollees of Western Kentucky State Teachers College in 1907 to the current student body, now numbering more than 18,000. The story of student life was retold through dozens of photos, several murals, replicated dorm rooms, historic uniforms and trophies.
Other interesting exhibit features were a life-size cutout of Westernâ€™s founder, Dr. Henry Hardin Cherry; and a restored 1930 Chevrolet, donated to the museum some years ago by alumnus Dr. Michael Ridley of Murray.
Funding for the Centennial exhibit was provided by the University Centennial Committee.
Please join us for these 2006 Saturday workshops.
Saturday, February 11, 9 â€“ 12
Express yourself in Wearable Art led by Alice Gatewood Waddell.
Express yourself, Art Deco Style! Surrender your denim goods (e.g. pants, hats, shoes, shorts, skirts, jackets, etc.) and free yourselves.
Funky, fantastic, Fresh wearable art in a workshop with one of Kentuckyâ€™s
finest visual artist Alice Gatewood Waddell.
Design for yourself or make great gifts for children, family,or friends!
Registration Fee: $25.
Saturday, March 11, 10 â€“ 12
Learn the art of Silk Painting with Laura McGee.
Sericulture is an interesting part of Kentucky history. Kentucky Shakers produced silk from 1810 until the end of the Civil War. They taught each other the skills of textile production, which included dying the silk
Laura will teach participants silk painting and design techniques.
Registration Fee: $25
Kentucky Berry Basket
Saturday, April 1, 9 â€“ 4
Taught by award winning basket-maker, Beth Hester. Beth apprenticed with Lestel Childress, 5th generation white oak basket maker from Park City, KY. The Kentucky Berry Basket is a perfect basket for beginners. Students will combine natural and dyed reed materials to create this 8â€ diameter basket.
Registration Fee: $50
Pre-registration is required and space is limited for all workshops. Registration and fee for the basket-making workshop must be received by March 24 to ensure a workshop space. KLYM Museum Associate Members receive a 15% discount. Registration for at the KYLM website: http://www.wku.edu/library/kylm/education/adult_art.html
For more information contact Christy Spurlock or Lynne Ferguson at 745-6082 or 745-2594, email: Christy.Spurlock@wku.edu – Lynne.Ferguson@wku.edu
–Lynne Marrs Hammer Ferguson