After Hours is back on for the third Friday of the month, inviting you to enjoy music, drinks, and art from the safety of home! In honor of the grand opening of Shaker Commonweath, all are invited to join us virtually for an evening inspired by spirituality, dance, and craftsmanship.
Generously sponsored by Woodford Reserve
5:30 pm | Welcome message from Museum Director Stephen Reily
5:35 pm | Art-making activity: jewelry weaving (see below for details) with Studio Programs Manager Brittany Thurman
5:45 pm | Curator Conversation with Careful, Neat, and Decent curator Scott Erbes and Executive Director Tommy Hines on the history of the South Union Shaker Community
6:10 pm | Cocktail and mocktail making with Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris, featuring a special introduction from this year’s Derby bottle art designer and former Atlanta Braves player Richard Sullivan. Make your own Woodford Spire: RECIPE.
6:25 pm | What’s the Come from Stephen Reily, featuring a trailer for Mariam Ghani + Erin Ellen Kelly: When the Spirits Moved Them, They Moved
6:30 pm | Shakers, Monks, and Merton: a Director’s Cut with Brother Paul Quenon: Paul Quenon has been a monk at Gethsemani Abbey for 61 years. Not only is he a published poet and photographer, he is one of the last living monks who received his training as a novice under Thomas Merton, who died over 40 years ago.
7:10 pm | Musical performance from Scott T. Smith
Jewelry Weaving: The women of the Kentucky Shakers were known for their craftmanship. Textiles from rugs to chair tape, linens and dresses have stood the test of time thanks to their hefty and intricate weft. Inspired by Kentucky Shaker women, we will utilize the art of weaving to create a piece that can be worn as jewelry or preserved as art.
1 piece of cardboard cut 4 x 6 inches
Pencil or Pen
Thread or Friendship String
1 sewing needle (a blunt plastic needle for children)
Yarn of various textures and lengths
Pin or Safety Pin
A Brooch or Pin backing to create a secure foundation for your woven jewelry