Daily Archives: January 13, 2006

“Western 100″ Opens Jan. 22 at Kentucky Library And Museum

“Western 100,” 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.

“Western 100” was a nostalgic look at the thousands of students who had walked the Hill – 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 Western’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.

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Kentucky Tradition Lives On at the Kentucky Library and Museum

Please join us for these 2006 Saturday workshops.

Wearable Art
Saturday, February 11, 9 – 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 Kentucky’s
finest visual artist Alice Gatewood Waddell.
Design for yourself or make great gifts for children, family,or friends!
Registration Fee: $25.

Silk Painting
Saturday, March 11, 10 – 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 – 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 8” 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.eduLynne.Ferguson@wku.edu

–Lynne Marrs Hammer Ferguson

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