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This podcast is produced by the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. On the podcast we’ll talk about arts council programs, speak with the artists from across the state and explore topics important to the arts community in Kentucky.

Feb 20, 2019


Episode 3 studio group shot

This month’s podcast is all about love for the arts, and the upcoming Kentucky Crafted Market, March 16-17 at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena. Our guests are musician Marcus Wilkerson and visual artists Alisha Martin, Dave Shadwick and Lakshmi Sriraman. They each talk about what made them fall in love with creating art, and their excitement for the upcoming Kentucky Crafted Market.

More information on each of this episode’s artists can be found on their respective directory pages on the Kentucky Arts Council website:

Marcus Wilkerson

Marcus Wilkerson (Performing Artists Directory)

Marcus Wilkerson (Teaching Artists Directory)


Alisha Martin

Alisha Martin (Kentucky Crafted Directory)


Dave Shadwick

Dave Shadwick (Kentucky Crafted Directory)

Dave Shadwick (Architectural Artists Directory)


Lakshmi Sriraman

Lakshmi Sriraman (Performing Artists Directory)

Also, here's a link to the John C. Campbell Folk School where Dave learned more about blacksmithing.