Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Craig 'Bobby' Thompson

Date of Interview: 

Mon, 03/24/2014





Show of Hands project, jewelry, studio artist, demonstrations, Japan

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Craig Bobby Thompson talks about being a studio artist who creates jewelry in his shared studio off College Square in Berea. He also painted one of the hands for the Show of Hands. His hand is in front of the Welcome Center and has become a Berea icon. It represents a village in Japan that is Bereas sister city, and he talks extensively about the active exchange between the two communities. He has traveled to the sister city numerous times and has been impacted by their cultural and artistic traditions and by the open interaction among artists.

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