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Building Communities: Partnerships Craft
June 2-5, 2005
Berea and Hindman, Kentucky

The Craft Organization Development Association (CODA) serves
organizations with education and professional development to foster
public appreciation and understanding of craft.

Host State:

The state of Kentucky brings unique qualifications as the 2005 CODA Conference host. Kentucky’s public and private craft programming has been recognized nationally and modeled often. Several new projects implemented in Kentucky over the past few years have built on past successes and promoted further collaboration. Kentucky has also shown a long-term leadership commitment to CODA and its work to develop craft organizations.

Conference activities will take place in the city of Berea and on the campus of Berea College, and the City of Hindman and the campus of the Knott County Branch of Hazard Community and Technical College. Conference attendees will enjoy a variety of regional fare, craft demonstrations, and performances by local talent.

Conference Hosts:


Fran Redmon, Chair
Program Director, Kentucky Craft Marketing Program
a division of the Kentucky Arts Council
Tim Glotzbach, Co-Chair
Dean and Founding Director, Kentucky School of Craft
Victoria Faoro, Co-Chair, Executive Director
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea



Linda Van Trump, Managing Director
P.O. Box 51
Onia, AR 72663

Local Contact:


Fran Redmon
Kentucky Craft Marketing Program

Thursday, June 2

Optional Pre-Conference Self-Guided Tours

Conference attendees arriving on Thursday may want to visit attractions in Louisville or Berea including a variety of art centers, studios and galleries. Many direct flights are routed through Louisville, home of the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Glassworks, the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center, and more. Those flying into Lexington may enjoy sites during the short drive to Berea, which has been designated as the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky and boasts the Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea College Crafts, Churchill Weavers and numerous artists studios, galleries, and shops. Other arts attractions are located in the state and region such the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society in Paducah, The Kentucky Folk Art

Center in Morehead, and Bybee Pottery in Waco. Check the CODA web site and watch for additional information being sent with registration confirmations. Or, visit www.kentuckytourism.com

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.
Registration, Boone Tavern, Back Lobby
Welcome Reception, Boone Tavern, Main Lobby
Hors d’oeuvres and snacks will be served
Three Minutes of Fame, Baird Lounge, Alumni Building

Friday, June 3

9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Keynote Address – Phelps Stokes Chapel, Berea College Campus
“America at a Cultural Crossroads: Creativity,
Craft and Community in the 21st Century”
Presented by: Robert Lynch, President and CEO,
Americans for the Arts

Concurrent Panel Sessions, Boone Tavern, Alumni Building

Community Development – “Crafts Work for Communities”

A discussion showcasing several successful projects in Louisville, Paducah, and Berea, three Kentucky cities that have successfully developed arts districts through a variety of partnerships. Panelists: Mark Barone, City of Paducah Artist Relocation Program Coordinator; Ken vonRoenn, Jr., President Architectural Glass Art, Inc./Glassworks Developer; Scooter Davidson, Leasing Agent/Retail Specialist, Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center; Randy Stone, Berea City Manager.
Tourism – “What Tourists Need from You”

This panel will focus on how today’s craft organizations can best develop and market programs and services to tourists. The presentation will include a national overview and discussion of tourism issues that have impacted several craft projects. Panelists: Carole Summers, Director of Tourism, Handmade in America; Cheryl Moorhead Stone, Executive Director, Eastern Kentucky University’s Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, and Technology; Chris Cathers, Director, Kentucky Artisan Heritage Trails; and Judy Sizemore, Outreach Coordinator, Kentucky Arts Council.
The Business of Art – “New Issues Affecting Today’s Working Artisan”

This panel will look at issues impacting craft producers such as technology, product development, socioeconomic trends, and the global economy. The session will include a discussion of challenges and opportunities for organizations and communities that support artists in their business endeavors. Panelists: Victoria Faoro, Executive Director Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea; Mike Stutland, Owner, Artique; Nancy Atcher, Product Development Coordinator, Kentucky Craft Marketing Program; Larry Watson, Watson Clay Art; and Craig Kaviar, Kaviar Forge.

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Lunch, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Self-Guided Tour and Shopping – Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Peer Group Sessions by Topic - Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Attendees will focus their moderated peer group sessions on the previous panel presentations on Community Development, Tourism and The Business of Art. The discussion will provide an opportunity to look at ways their organizations can apply lessons learned in the development of programs and services related to issues raised in the previous concurrent sessions.

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

CODA Membership Meeting, Old Towne Berea
All are encouraged to attend.
Studio and Gallery Hop, Old Towne and College Square
Refreshments provided by local studios and galleries
(Shuttle service will loop between sites and hotels)
Dinner and Silent Auction, Boone Tavern
(Shuttle will return to area hotels)

  Saturday, June 4

8:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Board Buses for Hindman –  Entertainment and light breakfast will be provided.
Tour - Kentucky Appalachian Artisan Center
Luncheon Presentations,
  Knott County Opportunity Center

Overview of the Knott County Community Development Initiative
  Presented by Mike Mullins, Executive Director,
  Hindman Settlement School
Luncheon Address: “Education for the Creative Economy -
  A Global Perspective”
  Speaker: Phil Psilos, Director of Economic Development Programs,
  Regional Technology Strategies

  Forum – “New Issues in Craft Education”
  Knott County Opportunity Center

This forum will address new innovations in craft education and programming occurring in educational and craft centers with a focus on community development and the integration of entrepreneurship, and new economic opportunities for professional craftspeople. Panelists: Steve Loar, Center for Turning and Furniture Design, Indiana University, (Indiana, PA); Gary Clontz, Director of Professional Craft Programs, Haywood Community College; Paula Owen, Executive Director, Southwest School of Art & Craft.

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m

Peer Group Education Discussions
Like peer groups will break into moderated discussions to review new issues in education within their organizations. Peer groups include:
Schools/Work Centers/Retreats
Guilds/Membership Organizations
Public/Government Agencies
Kentucky School of Craft Presentation and Tour
Tim Glotzbach, Dean and Founding Director
Bar-B-Q, Blues and Southern Rock
Return Trip to Berea

Sunday, June 5

Optional Breakfast/Self-guided Tours

Attendees are encouraged on their own to join others for breakfast at Boone Tavern before departing, or to continue on in the Berea area or the region for various self-guided tours. Additional details will be provided upon registration.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting (Location TBA)

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