Photo by Molly Haines/The News-Herald
Katie Gibson sits on the front porch of her sewing workshop with Adam Bear, a bear she created from a pattern 32 years ago. Gibson has created at least 100 bears since 2011 by mixing her love of genealogy with her passion for bear making. Each of Gibson’s bears are given names and a relation to Adam. Gibson will be a featured artist at Friday’s Evening With the Artist at the Wild Goose Cafe in Owenton.
A beary special passion

Nestled inside a quaint cabin on New Liberty-Sparta Road, 32-year-old Adam Bear sits in a chair with his pet dog Arfie. Bear’s extended family members sit across the room on an antique bed – a cousin named Rusty, a grandmother, affectionately referred to as “Grammie,” among others.
Adam and his descendants are not your typical family – they cannot speak, walk or embrace one another as an ordinary family might – but each bear was stuffed and sewn with love at the hands of their creator, 71-year-old Katie Gibson.


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