Raison D’Etre to Perform at KY Artisan Center

Raison D Etre
Raison D Etre

Raison D’Etre to Perform at KY Artisan Center on Dec. 20, visitors throughout the center can enjoy live music performed by the musical trio Raison D’Etre, playing holiday favorites from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Raison D’Etre features Violet Rae Webster, Vickie Ellis, and Roberta Schultz, a trio of versatile musicians who put their fine vocal harmonies to good use in everything from Shaker hymns to holiday favorites. With varied backgrounds in musical theater, classical piano, radio, theater and folk instruments, the group combines their talents into a unique mix. Versatile as singers, they also play piano, drums, guitar and banjo to accompany their singing with fresh rhythms.

Raison D’Etre has appeared at key venues including the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington, Glema Mahr Center for the Arts in Madisonville, Leeds Center for the Arts in Winchester and the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville.

Recordings by Raison D’Etre are regularly available at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea Exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the cafe is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Ron McWhorter chops with an adz to make an oval dough bowl.
Ron McWhorter chops with an adz to make an oval dough bowl.

Also Dec. 20, the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate holiday carvings that show a range of woodcarving styles and techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Carving that day will be Jack Gann and John Lister, of Berea, and Ron McWhorter, of Richmond.

Carvers in this group often mentor each other, and all enjoy sharing their love of woodcarving, making their demonstrations at the Kentucky Artisan Center a mix of humor, technique and storytelling.

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