Kick off your holiday shopping early at this artisan affair featuring pottery by Dennis Varney, paintings by Tonya Creasman, and woodturnings by Tanya Faberson. This is your chance to pick up one-of-a-kind gifts from Kentucky artists before the holiday markets kick into high gear. Join us from 6-9pm at Cumberland Hill Club House, 1095 Rockbridge Road, off Tates Creek Road just south of Man-O-War. Light refreshments will be served.
Dennis Varney is a potter from Paris, Kentucky. A native Kentuckian, he was raised in Pike County and graduated from Western Kentucky University. Dennis began making pottery on the wheel and by hand in January of 2016, and his work is influenced by his love of nature — trees, fall colors, the ocean and more — and coffee. Lots of coffee.
Never encouraged by teachers in school with traditional art classes, Tonya Creasman constantly found a way to channel her creative spirit, even as a child … knitting, crochet, sewing, macramé, tole painting, needlepoint, cross stitch, and more recently making jewelry. Several injuries have made handwork difficult, but Tonya still needed an outlet for her creative energy. Five years ago, she picked up a paint brush and took over her kitchen table, and her almost-40-years in the graphic design field comes to play in her experiments with paint.
Tanya Faberson began working with wood after her father, a woodworker, died in 2016 and she inherited his tools. Long interested in woodturning, Tanya had everything she needed to support the craft… except the lathe. So, she got a small lathe and started teaching herself. Eventually she worked her way up to a larger lathe, allowing her to broaden her work. She continues learning through doing and, when she’s not at her regular job as an archaeologist, spends most of her waking moments at the lathe.