Estill Arts Council Getting Ready for Show Time! December 3rd, 2016 10-4 Estill County Central Office Gym 

On December 3rd, 2016 The EAC plans to host an Arts and Crafts Show at the Estill County Central Office Gym. The show will include 40 + local artistians and crafters. All items are handmade in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. We are pleased to have had such a great response  from our local venders and small businesses. We are most excited to annouce that this year is the 13th year of this event and we have met capacity and have venders on the waiting list for cancelations. 

The Arts Councils mission is to support local artist and we strive to do this during this event. Many talented musicians are also scheduled to perform during the event through out the day. We have been extremly honored to have these talented musicians help us out and dedicate there time to support the EAC. We would like to show them as much support as we possibly can. Here is the perfomers and talented musicians and a brief bio of each one. I hope you will make plans to come and enjoy this event with us and support our local artist and friends. 

Senora May Childers 

Senora May grew up on a farm in Irvine, Kentucky. As a folk singer-songwriter, she expresses the wild joys and sorrows of being an artist immersed in the rural culture of Kentucky. Her songs are frugal and soft, highlighting her encounters with folks across the Appalachian region. Her scope is one of sad, sweet sentiment witnessing encroachment upon the wild of her home state. She is 25 years old, with her debut album “All I Know Is Love” about to release.

Noteworthy Handbells

On Saturday Morning we will be graced by the holiday sounds of the Noteworthy Handbell Group. These musicians will definitely get you in the holiday spirit. This group has members from several churches in the community. There current members are Nancy Farmer, Katie Mooers, Jennifer Reynolds, Sherrell Hill, Clay Travis, Susan Dick, Sheila King, Terrie Tate, Susan Hawkins, Robin Reed and Amy Hughes

Buck Winburn 

We are honored to announce that Buck Winburn will be joining us and as an entertaining artist during our show! Buck is a talented musician and has been playing music going on forty years. He formerly played with Homer Leadford and the Cabin Creek Band and also Canebrake from Irvine .This band included Jerry Wayne Chaney ,Billy Don “Willie ” Stamper and Dave Cope. Buck loves to play guitar an sing. 

Michael Stallings 

Mike has played music all over the U.S. and played with a Folk Band,”Corduroy”.  He has played multiple instruments for many years to include, guitar, mandolin, bass, harmonica, djimba, native american flute, and banjo to name a few.He has been playing music for about 20 years. 

Mira Baker

Mira (pronounced “meer-uh”) Roxanne began performing in musicals and taking formal vocal and piano lessons at age 5. She then learned dance, flute, and guitar. She majored in Vocal Music at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Lexington, KY. 

Mira was Top 12 in the Miss Kentucky Pageant (part of the Miss America Organization) for 3 consecutive years. She has also received the First Place Sweepstakes Award at the Coca Cola Talent Classic Competition and has been a State Finalist in the Colgate Country Showdown in both Kentucky and Indiana.

Mira has been featured on the national TV show, “America’s Most Talented Kids,” filmed in Hollywood, CA, and “Showtime at the Apollo” On Tour. She has also performed as the opening act for Percy Sledge and Blake Shelton. 

While making trips to Nashville in pursuit of her musical dreams, she met Dolly Parton’s producer, Kent Wells and his talented team. Together, they are working on her debut Pop Country EP (release date TBA), on which Mira co-wrote every song. The EP will be released in 2017. Follow Mira Roxanne Music on Facebook and Instagram!
Matthew Hager 

Matthew Hager will be joining us at the Arts and Crafts Show.  Matt is a current senior at the Estill County High School. He is a member of the 2016-2017 Kentucky 4-H performing arts troupe and has traveled and played music with many other artist. He has been playing guitar for several years and enjoys singing.  He has grew up playing various school sports and lived in Irvine all his life. We are honored to have Matt joining us at the show and want to invite everyone to come out and support him.

Footloose Cloggers

We are delighted that the Footloose Cloggers will be entertaining us with some fancy footwork. These ladies are excited and ready for a footstomping good time! They love to clog and love to represent clogging.  They participate in numerous community events and enjoy every minute of it! 

Current members are Rebecca Click, Sherrell Hill, Lisa Alcorn, Phyllis Dawson, Pam Kirby, Brenda Smith, Jennifer Lane and Amy Hughes

Come out to the show and check them out! They may get you to stomping your feat!

At 3 We are planning to have a good ol’fashion pick’n and grin’n music session with all the performers that wish to participate. This will be something you will not want to miss for sure. Can’t  get much better than art, music, and goodtimes. 

In Addition to the Awesome Performing Artist we have supporting and donating there time to help the EAC we have many talented artisians setting up to sell there masterpieces and creations at the show! The perfect time for Christmas shopping! You can also shop local and handmade ehich means so much more than shopping from walmart. You can purchase one of a kind, personalized, and unique gifts for the hard to buy for people on your list.  Watch for a future post this week with information about the Artisians and crafters. 

If you have any questions about the event feel free to message us on our Facebook. 

The Eatill Arts Council also plans to have a booth with all participanting Arts council members work for sell and a silent auction.  The EAC is always open to new members and would love to see future growth of artisians in our area. We meet at the Estill County Public Library each 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30. Come our and share your ideas, dreams, and thoughts with us. 

Mekeshia Jordan, EAC Secretary