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Ruth Ann Iwanski talks about coming to work at David Appalachian Crafts. She discusses the St. Vincent Mission, which supports David Appalachian Crafts. She notes the various services the Mission provided the community, such as schools, home repairs, budget planning programs, and emergency needs.
She discusses the process of working at David Appalachian Crafts as a business. She talks about the demographics of the craft industry. Iwanski discusses the benefits of arts and crafts for the greater Appalachian region as a whole. She notes the important connection between economic and cultural development, and how a thriving arts and crafts industry help tourism. She discusses the philosophy of David Appalachian Crafts towards encouraging entrepreneurship with the artists. She discusses the value of the Kentucky Craft Marketing program to the Kentucky craft industry. Iwanski discusses working with the Kentucky Appalachian Craft Council. She discusses her work in the community and using crafts to benefit the community.
Iwanski considers the future of the arts and craft industry in Eastern Kentucky.

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2012oh023_ekci006

Interviewee Name

Ruth Ann Iwanski

Interviewer Name

Amanda Fickey

Interview Date

2010-07-09

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Iwanski, Ruth Ann Interview by Amanda Fickey. 09 Jul. 2010. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Iwanski, R.A. (2010, July 09). Interview by A. Fickey. Eastern Kentucky Craft Industry: Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Understanding the Craft Industry in Eastern Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Iwanski, Ruth Ann, interview by Amanda Fickey. July 09, 2010, Eastern Kentucky Craft Industry: Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Understanding the Craft Industry in Eastern Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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