08
Jul
09

See pottery demonstration, identify pieces at ‘Waco and The Bybees Day’

The Hopewell Museum in Paris, Ky., will host “Waco and The Bybees Day” from 2 to 4 p.m. July 12 as part of the Waco and the Bybees: Central Kentucky Art Pottery, 1900 to 1935 exhibit that opened May 27.

The exhibit, which continues until Sept. 27, is funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Ulmann photo wall at the Waco and The Bybees exhibit, open now at the Hopewell Museum in Paris, Ky.

The Ulmann photo wall at the Waco and The Bybees exhibit, open now at the Hopewell Museum in Paris, Ky.

Harvey Conner will demonstrate pottery making during the event. At 3 p.m., there will be a “show and tell” period for exhibit-goers to have mystery pieces identified. Museum co-curators Larry Hackley and Margaret Layton will host gallery tours of the exhibit every 20 minutes. Admission is $6 for adults. The event is free for children and museum members.

Waco and the Bybees: Central Kentucky Art Pottery, 1900 to 1935 is the first exhibit devoted to the art pottery of Cornelison Pottery, Waco Pottery and the Bybee Pottery Company lines of Genuine Bybee and Selden Bybee.

“It has been a great pleasure to recognize the artistry of the Madison County potters of almost a century ago,” Hackley said. “With recognition, we believe the Central Kentucky Art pottery will emerge to take its place with the likes of Weller, Roseville, Fulper, Teco, and, some would say, even Rookwood.”

The Hopewell Museum is located at the corner of Eighth and Pleasant streets in Paris and is open Noon to 5  p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. For information, call (859) 987-7274.

For information about applying for a minigrant through the Kentucky Humanities Council, click here.

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