When my husband and I take a trip we love to sometimes get in the car and head out with no particular destination. We just drive until something catches our eye; often we say “I wonder where that road goes” and off we go to find out where it will lead us.
Even when we go on a vacation and have a definite place in mind, we still often take a detour when we see something that looks interesting.
On one trip home from visiting family in North Carolina, we saw a sign by the road that said “Kentucky Folk Art.” So, forgetting our time schedule for the day, we took the next exit and discovered one of Kentucky’s special places.
The Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC) is a part of Morehead State University. Housing a permanent collection of nearly 1,400 pieces of self-taught art, we found the pieces to be playful, mischievous and fantastic. These pieces were excellent examples of original folk art.
Two of my favorite pieces were this couple dancing and the guitar player.
If you are ever in the area of Morehead, Kentucky you must check out the KFAC. And while you are on the road, take time to get off the beaten trail.
Who knows what treasures you will discover.