Paducah is one of nine UNESCO Creative Cities in the United States and 246 worldwide. Members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network are designated in seven creative fields: Crafts & Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music.
UNESCO + YAC
Announcing an exciting collaboration at this year’s LTAMF: The Wheelhouse Rousters and Kaihulu!
These two groups had the opportunity to meet through the UNESCO Creative Cities event, the Jinju World Folk Arts Biennale, in Jinju, South Korea. Their connection came naturally during a warm up before the performance when they started seamlessly jamming together. The Jinju festival director noticed the unique combination of musicians and ended up asking them to collaborate for the final performance. Having these two groups perform together at Lower Town Arts & Music Festival will be a once in a lifetime event- so don’t miss it!
Fabriano is a city in the Region of Marche, famous for its tradition of paper craft. This tradition dates back to the 13th century. Sandro Tiberi is an artist and paper craftsman. His workshop is located in Fabriano. Using the technique of filigrain, he makes by hand beautiful decorative sheets, envelopes and cards, as well as evocative furnishing lamps. He uses traditional processes and high quality materials: he can satisfy all demands, even those requiring state-of-the-art technologies. Sandro joins and organises exhibitions and events in all of Italy. Moreover, he is committed to education as well. In fact, he gives courses to children, adults and disabled people. His love for his craft and for teaching led him to establish the Academy of Paper Arts, which represents a significant project for the valorisation of the historical artisanal district of Fabriano.
Jinju, South Korea
Yeiser Art Center is proud to announce that Executive Director, Lexie Millikan, Lower Town Arts & Music Festival Music Director, Seth Murphy, and The Wheelhouse Rousters will be participating in the Jinju World Folk Arts Biennale in Jinju, Gyeongsang Province, South Korea from October 15th- 22nd, 2022. Although there are many miles between the two, Jinju and Paducah have one thing in common: UNESCO Creative City status! The opportunity for these creative professionals to travel to and participate in this event was a result of being a part of the UNESCO Creative Cities network. The group will be participating in the event by performing over the course of the week in various venues around Jinju, including the Gyeongnam Culture & Arts Center and the Jinjuseong Fortress.