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ECTC art and craft exhibit begins Friday

By Kelly Richardson

By KELLY RICHARDSON krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com

ELIZABETHTOWN — The local community college has begun a partnership with a state museum, and it will be showcased this week.

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will begin showing an exhibit from the collection of the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft on Friday in the Morrison Gallery, and the exhibit will be on display until March 9.

The exhibit showing will be kicked off by a reception from 5:15 to 7 p.m., which will feature an introduction to the exhibit at 5:30 p.m. by the museum’s curator Brion Clinkingbeard. The exhibit will include quilts, pottery, furniture and toys.

This is a new partnership between ECTC and KMAC, and this is the first KMAC exhibit at ECTC, made up of items that the state museum would be storing otherwise, said Camille Hill, chairwoman of the fine arts committee at ECTC.

“We’re all really excited,” Hill said.

The KMAC is a nonprofit organization that opened in 1981 in Louisville. Along with craft and folk art, the museum has paintings, prints, drawing, video and photography.

Hill said the partnership will continue, and another exhibit likely will come to the Morrison Gallery next year.

The Morrison Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This Friday it will be open until 7 p.m. for the reception.

Kelly Richardson can be reached at (270) 505-1747.