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Kentucky Life features jewelry artisan Lisa Senetar, Doug Flynn’s baseball memories and Menifee luthier Neil Kendrick


Kentucky Life features jewelry artisan Lisa Senetar, Doug Flynn’s baseball memories and Menifee luthier Neil Kendrick

For Release: 04/22/16 11:41 AM

KET’s Kentucky Life spotlights the unique array of insect-inspired jewelry created by Lisa Senetar of Paint Link, reminisces with host Doug Flynn about his career in major league baseball and profiles Menifee County guitar maker Neil Kendrick in a new episode premiering Saturday, May 7 at 8/7 pm. The program also airs Sunday, May 8 at 4/3 pm on KET and Monday, May 9 at 7/6 pm on KET2.

First, Kentucky Life showcases jewelry artist Lisa Senetar, owner of PhbeaD and a PhD biochemist and lecturer in chemistry at Berea College, who found inspiration in jewelry-making. Playing on her love of science and nature, Senetar’s handmade resin earrings, bracelets and pendants incorporate wings from dragonflies, moths, butterflies, cicadas and other insects that she collects from dead specimens found along roadside walks. She maintains the natural colors and patterns of the wings, using no additional dyes or enhancers, showcasing that – in the right hands – nature can truly be its own work of art.

Then, Kentucky Life host Doug Flynn reminisces about his life in baseball. Flynn spent his early baseball career playing Little League in Lexington and, later, for Bryan Station High School. His talents on the diamond took him to the University of Kentucky and on to the majors, including tenures with the Cincinnati Reds and the Mets – where he received the 1980 National League Gold Glove Award as a second baseman – as well as the Rangers, Expos and Tigers. In an interview filmed at Lexington’s Castlewood Park, where he played baseball as a child, Flynn shares some of his fondest baseball memories as well as the reasons for his enduring love of the game, evident in his current role as a contributing broadcaster for the Reds.

Finally, Kentucky Life travels to Menifee County, where guitar maker Neil Kendrick has been crafting instruments for more than two decades. Taught by legendary instrument maker Homer Ledford, Kendrick carries on the proud Kentucky tradition of handcrafting instruments prized by bluegrass and rock musicians alike. The program offers an up-close look at the characteristics that set Kendrick’s guitars apart from others and sits in while Kendrick and some friends enjoy an impromptu music session.

Kentucky Life is a KET production, produced by Brandon Wickey. Segment producers for this episode are Valerie Trimble, Matt Grimm and Gary Pahler.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications