September 21, 2002 at Fountain Square Park

Executive Director: Kim Mason

Board of Directors: Martha Deputy (President), Duncan McKenzie (Secretary), Ersa Austin (Treasurer), India Hooks, Dr. Larry Cailluoet, Karl Miller, Jim Bullington, Dana Cosby Simmons, Vicki Hawkins, Cheryl Blaine, Osi Onyekowlje, Kelly Thompson, Gwen Downs, Roberto Rodarte, Donna Kirwan, Linda Rowland

Community Planners: Ronnie Jaggers (Pinatas), Susan Morris (Children’s Activities), Jean Arnold (Hospitality), Amy Milliken (Poster Contest), Joe Jackson, Delphine Burton (Merchandise), Andee Rudloff (Art Exhibit)

The Mark Oval Black Juried Art Exhibition: September 1-30, 2002 at Spencer’s Coffeehouse on Fountain Square. Works for the exhibit were selected by majority vote of three jurors, John Warren Oakes, Landry Butler and Miranda Pederson. A reception and awards ceremony, open to the public was held Friday September 20, 2002 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. as the kickoff event to our festival. The reception was part of the Downtown Gallery Walk that night.
Congratulations to winners.
1st Place: Sol Bragason
2nd Place: Diane Braber Pasley
3rd Place: Terry Blankenship
Merit Awards: Kellie Diamond, Matt Simone, Kristina Arnold

Most works exhibited will be for sale. For collectors, convienence, work may be purchased at anytime during the exhibit onsite and picked up at the close of the show. In addition to supporting the local artist, a 20% of sales will be donated to the Bowling Green International Festival, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c) organization. It is not necessary to notify the festival of your intent to enter in order to enter work. This exhibit was coordinated by artist Andee Rudloff, Chair of the Artshow Committee.

Downtown Gallery Walk: Andee Rudloff approached other area galleries after scheduling our reception with the idea of coordinating publicity efforts and the Downtown Gallery Walk was born. Several galleries in the area will be hosting reception events on that night including: , Boomerang, Capitol Arts Center, Lot 916 , Memphis Marsha’s and The Pots Place.

Faces of Kentucky at A Taste of Europe: The International Center presents Faces of Kentucky, an exhibit of photos by Tim Broekema. The Exhibit is located at Taste of Europe just off the square on State Street and features images of refugees and immigrants living in Bowling Green.

The works were commission by the International Center in Bowling Green. According to Executive Directory Marty Deputy, they serve “to show the hues and colors of a variety of our friends. They are some wonderful photographs of people that have lived through uprooting, seen war and lost their homelands. With the children, some little ones were born here, but some older ones risked their lives to get here. The little ones don’t realize what their parents and siblings have been through and the challenges they have faced. The glimpses of expression and shadows show their past memories, dealing with the present and looking forward to the future while adding to the cultural spice of our area.”

Tim Broekema began his career in photojournalism by “stumbling” up The Hill in Bowling Green, Kentucky during his high school spring break while on vacation. Shortly after that he was enrolled in the photojournalism program at Western
Kentucky University even though he did not really understand the word photojournalism.
He began his career working part-time as a picture editor for the Louisville Courier-Journal and was part of the 1989 Pulitzer for staff coverage of a news event. In 1990 he began working full-time as a sports picture editor and page designer for the Providence (R.I.) Journal. In 1992 he took on a sports picture editor job for the Chicago Tribune and remained working that desk until 1997 when he was awarded the Knight Grant and took a one year sabatical and taught photojournalism at Western Kentucky University. In 1998 he returned to newspaper and became the director of photography for the KalAMazoo (MI) Gazette. In 2002 he completed his Master’s in Communication from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. and signed on as an assistant professor of photojournalism at Western Kentucky University.

Broekema’s work has been published in newspaper’s across the country including small and large magazines. He has placed in the international Photographer of the Year competiton five times winning sports portfolio shooting in 1994 and multiple page news story picture editing in 1998.

Taste of Europe is a new restaurant on State and 10th which features european lunch fare from Gyros to Greek Salads.

The BG International Festival Book Fair: Barnes and Noble on September 22, 2002. A portion of all books sold at Barnes & Noble in Bowling Green on Sunday September 22, 2002 will be donated to the BG International Festival. For the donation to be given the purchaser must turn in a voucher. Vouchers will be available online soon, at the festival and by request at the check out counter at Barnes & Noble.

Roll Around The World Friday August 16, 6-9PM at Greenwood Skate Center. See pictures from the event below – 2003 Roll Around the World Date soon to be announced. Proceeds benefit the BG International Festival

Performers: Au Shaolin’s Kung Fu Academy • Ann Gonzalez • Arthur Hatfield & Buckcreek • Capetown • Children in the Park • Coqui • Dance Arts • Hispanic Folk Dancers • The Messianic Jewish Singers & Dancers from Congregation Beth Sar Shalom • Lost River • The Lotus Dancers • Scott-Ellis Irish School of Dance • Seed n Soil • Small World Singers • Som Brasileiro • Southern Band of Cherokee Princess • The Turner Family


Hooks Entertainment Rock Around The World Street Dance


  • 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Rock Around The World with DJs Ali & “Bump” and Hooks Entertainment. Our 2002 Street Dance features high energy dance favorites from around the globe and a dance contest with lighting and special effects to rival your favorite dance club including large screen projections of the audience and a lighted dance floor.
Budweiser/Insight Communications Stage


  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Som BrasileiroSounds of Brazil.
  • 12:50 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. The Jump GypsiesIrish/Scottish music and dance.
  • 2:40 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. CapetownSounds of South Africa.
  • 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Seed n SoilReggae.
Sumitumo/D93/WKCT Concert Stage


  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Turner Family – Gospel.
  • 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lost River – Traditional Celtic & Folk.
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Ann Gonzalez – Latin Jazz.
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Coqui – Traditional Peruvian & Original Songs.
  • 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Arthur Hatfield & Buckcreek – Bluegrass.
Greenwood Skate/WUHU/WBVR Dance Stage


  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. CAMbodian Fashion Show – Fashions of CAMbodia.
  • 11:50 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Au Shaolin’s Arts Kung Fu AcademyChinese Kung Fu and Lion Dancing, featuring individual and group students and Master Seng Au.
  • 12:25 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. The Lotus DancersArabic/Folkloric Dance.
  • 12:55 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. Hispanic Folk Dancers – Hispanic Folk, representing Mexico and Central America. Each dance, performed in colorful costume represents a region within those countries.
  • 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. The Messianic Jewish Singers & Dancers from Congregation Beth Sar Shalom – Traditional Live Jewish Music & Dance.
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Vietnamese Dancers – Traditional Vietnamese Dance.
  • 3:40 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Dance ArtsTraditional Southern Clogging.
  • 4:20 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Scott-Ellis School of Irish Dance Irish Step Dancing (Similar to Riverdance) & Irish Social Dance Workshops.
  • 5:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Lotus DancersArabic/Folkloric Dance.
International Center/WBGN Country Showcase


  • 10:00 a.m. Laos
  • 11:00 a.m. Vietnamese
  • 12:00 p.m. El Salvador
  • 1:00 p.m. Honduras
  • 2:00 p.m. Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
  • 3:00 p.m. Bosnia
  • 4:00 p.m. Bosnia
  • 4:30 p.m. Bosnia
  • 5:00 p.m. El Salvador
WKU Modern Languages and Intercultural Study Theatre


In the State Street Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
A faculty member will be there to introduce film and lead a discussion/answer questions afterwards.

  • 11:00 a.m. Danzon (Mexico), Director Maria Novaro (VHS)
  • 2:00 a.m.  No Man’s Land (Bosnia Herzegovina), Director Danis Tanovic (DVD)
In the Park Performances


  • Ongoing David Owens19th Century hymns played on a Melodeon.
  • Ongoing WKU Office of International Relations Cartoon Tent: story-book readings and cartoons in other languages along with some games.


Children’s Mosaic Project

photo by Katie Fleming
In 2001 the Bowling Green International Festival Introduced the Children’s Mosaic Project coordinated by artist Andee Rudloff.

Andee prepared panels of wood with a mural of her own design and festival going children are invited to decorate tile that are then affixed to the design, creating a mosaic.

Look for the 2001 Children’s Mosaic Project on exhibit throughout the year.

Scheduled Exhibitions:

American Pioneer Demonstrations have long been part of the Bowling Green International Festival and are conducted by performing artist Pioneer Annie.

In addition to demonstrating weaving, spinning and other wifely arts Pioneer Annie makes corn husks doll with children throughout the day that they are able to take home. The ongoing activity is free of charge and available from 10AM-6PM.

for more information on Pioneer Annie:
Pioneers Annie’s Website
Amplifier January 1999 Article


Annie Silva
A Teacher of Women’s Folk History

PO Box 10041, Bowling Green, KY 42102

Pioneer Annie is a character created by Ann Silva to teach the joys and hardships of the life of a frontier woman.

Her programs are adaptable to all ages and particularly suitable for schools, civic organizations and special interest groups or sites.
Ms.Silva teaches women’s folk history by exposing students to the ordinary, daily activities of women and children from our past. Her programs are challenging, entertained insights into our cultural heritage.

Clothed in authentic early 1800 ’s attire, Ms.Silva conducts the program by not only involving the stu-dents,but also by presenting first-hand accounts and demonstrating the skills of pioneer women. She addresses a variety of topics from land settlement to daily chores to folk customs,and demonstrates activities such as butter churning,spinning and corn husk doll making. Her audience is invited to participate in some of these activities.

Ms.Silva earned an MA in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University in 1984. She worked as an historic interpreter at the Homeplace 1850 at Land Between the Lakes from 1983 to 1988.She also worked as a lead interpreter at the George Ranch in Richmond Texas from 1988 to 1989.She has experience planning programs and teaching children.


2002 Vendors

This is a sampling of our vendors who sent in applications the earliest. Many more will be at the festival. 

  • Willie Rascoe – Woodworking workshops for children, youth and adults. Featuring an exhibtion of the artist’s work and hands on workshops using the artists’ tools and materials where produce mini driftwood sculptures to take home. Ongoing, Free.
  • Andee Rudloff’s – Children’s Mosaic Project. Children are decorate small foAM core tile with markers andthey are encorporated into a mural on panels created by local artist Andee Rudloff, resulting in a unified work by all. Ongoing, Free.
  • Pioneer Annie – Cornhusk Dollmaking & Living History. Ongoing, Free.
  • Regina A. Whitlow, African American – Handmade tote bags, purses, jewerly and jackets.
  • Patricia’s Crafts, Appalachian – Handmade jewelry and painting on different media.
  • Luis Males – Silver jewelry
  • Laverinty Safarov, Armenia – Cheese and candies.
  • Kathy Sheldon’s Rec 138, England – Maypole
  • International Center’s Food Court – Local refugee and immigrant families which work with the International Center showcase their family’s traditional recipes.
  • BG/WC Jaycees’ Oktoberfest Tent, Germany – Brauts and beer.
  • Kids on the Block – International puppet making. Free information on different types of puppetry including Bunraku. KOB performs in the Bunraku puppetry style which originated in Japan. Ongoing, Free.
  • The Amplifier, Mexico & Japan – Pinatas, sugar skulls, hagoita paddles, origAMy. Ongoing, Free.
  • Julie Drzewiecili – Face painting
  • Housing Authority – Coutry Display tables including: Mexican, El Salvador, Guatemala, Bosnia, Albania, Vietnamese, CAMbodian, and Laos.
  • Hooks Entertainment, US – Inflatable Games
  • The Bosnian Club, Bosnia and Herzeguvinia – cultural display & Bosnian club activities
  • Taib Golubovic, Bosnia – Barbequed Sheep
  • Coco Bongos, Cuba – Virgin tropical drinks in unique glasses.
  • Asian American Club, Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer – cuisine
  • Angela Kuprion, US – Portraiture demonstration study of Mr. Alija Muratovic. and conducting a discussion on the elements of painting and display of the artists work. Ongoing, Free.
  • Suzanne Renfrow – Wood fired pottery
  • Sananikone Family, Laos- eggrolls
  • Cavca’s, Bosnian – Cevapy
  • Los Hermanos, El Salvadorian, Mexican – Horchata, El Salvadorian TAMales, Mexican Taquitas
  • St. Mary Magdalene, Southern US – 9 time ChAMpionship winners of the Owensboro BBQ Festival.
  • INTO Edventures – Foreign exchange students display/information.
  • Congregation of Beth Sar Shalom, Jewish – Traditional “Sakkah” or booth for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot (booths or Tabernacles). September 21 is the first day of “Sukkot”.
  • Interfaith Council – Pictures of local faith diversity and a display of symbols from faiths.
  • Spirit of Hope, Lutheran, German, African – Global Lutheran Theme – starting in Germany to Africa to Bowling Green. Free balloons.
  • WKU Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies Dept., French, German, Spanish – Flags, artifacts and music. Writing names in French, German in Spanish.
  • WKU International Club – Bookmark making. Cultural Displays.
  • WKU Returned Peace Corp – Display/Information
  • WKU Office of International Relations – Cartoons from around the world. Storytelling. Ongoing, Free.
  • Girls Scouts – Norway children’s crafts/games. Norwegian cookies or other food. To earn money for a trip to Switzerland. Poster with photos of the GS World Center in Switzerland that they plan to visit.
  • Carrissa Creek – Hand painted silk eye pillows filled with different herbs and flax. Also other neck rolls and herbal helpers.
  • Mark Griffin – A photography exhibit featuring his trip to Europe.
  • Stacey Irwin – A photography exhibit featuring her travels through Asia.
  • Taj Palace – Indian Cuisine
  • Au Shaolin’s Arts & Kung Fu Academy – China, Display and demonstrations on traditional Chinese Kung Fu.
  • Scott-Ellis School of Irish Dance – Ireland, Display of Irish culture. Irish Social Dancing workshops.
  • Bury The Hatchett Intertribal Council – Native American merchandise and dancing.
  • Plano Baptist Church, Brazil – The missionary they have a partnership with in Brazil will be present with cultural items and signing names in Portugese. The Evangelism Missionary TeAM (EMT) will be creating animal balloons and passing out free cold water.
  • WKU Taiwanese Student Association – Showcasing Taiwanese culture and delicacies.
  • WKU Students Ireland Cultural Display
  • WKU Indonesian Club
  • WKU Turkish Club
  • WKU Indian Club


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