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“Catheads and Other Meditations” exhibition closes February 11

The Berea College Art Department is exhibiting “Catheads and Other Meditations,”16 beautifully woven baskets by artist Herb Goodman. The exhibition runs through February 11. This unique body of work is based on traditional woven structures and has been embraced by the arts community through inclusion in both national and international shows. The exhibit is located in Doris Ulmann Galleries in Rogers-Traylor Art Building. Gallery hours are: Monday-Wednesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.- 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

A “cathead” is a shaker term describing a style of woven base. The stylized points or “ears” formed on the corners cause it to look like the profile of a cat’s head when turned over. There are 13 pieces of that style in this exhibit. “The process is not unlike meditating,” says Goodman. “Wood and weave sing through generations, mountains and across ocean. I am honored to add one more harmonic to that song: it makes me happy. That’s enough.”

Doris Ulmann Galleries are located on the Berea College campus at the corner of Ellipse and Chestnut Street. For more information call 859-985-3530

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