Around Town: Local artists on the air

August 01, 2004

Chris Strecker and daughters Erika and Zoe will be profiled Aug. 10 on KET's "Mixed Media."

The show is featuring highlights from recent programs. The segment on the Streckers can be seen at 8 p.m. Tuesday on KET1 and 6 p.m. Aug. 14 on KET2.

Chris has been making her living as a potter since 1976. She worked in Harrodsburg until she moved to Lexington last year and founded Clay Artists.

Zoe works in a variety of media for her sculptures, one of which is the fountain in Harrodburg's downtown park on Main Street. She and her husband, potter Mike Frasca, live in Mercer County. Her work can be seen as far away as Fairbanks, Alaska.


Ericka and fellow artist Tony Higdon are creating the 40-foot tall sculpture that will stand in front of the new state Transportation Cabinet building in Frankfort.

Hamilton on cover of magazine

Kellen Hamilton has a goal of becoming a dentist. At the moment, however, she is getting work experience as a model.

She is one of three children on the front of the August issue of Lexington Family. The children are posing with Fayette County's new school superintendent in the free parenting magazine.

Kellen, 8, learned in June that she was one of eight children selected for future covers.

She is the daughter of Mykol Hamilton of Danville.

KET program will answer questions about non-game animals

Another KET program, "Kentucky Afield," will appeal to lovers of the outdoors, even those whose only outdoors is the backyard.

At 8 p.m. Aug. 14 on KET1, the "Summer Call-In" will take questions about the state's non-game animals.

Show host Tim Farmer will be joined by a panel of experts to answer questions that producers expect to be wide-ranging, covering such topics as fighting with mosquitoes, attracting hummingbirds, the black bear population and identifying snakes.

So, if you have had a vexing question about Kentucky wildlife, especially that which wanders in your backyard uninvited or that you would like to attract to your backyard, be ready to place the call.

More information about KET programs can be found at

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