On Saturday, July 9th, TAI set up tents and tables to spend the day at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison. Eight artists and craftspeople practiced demonstrations for visiting campers while the traveling TAI exhibit stood nearby at the entrance, welcoming guests to come and see the event. It was a beautiful day, thankfully not too hot and not too buggy! We are very excited that our newly printed TAI bicentennial catalogues are now available and several were distributed at this event.
Artists at this event included: Katrina Mitten, Miami tribe bead artist; Viki Graber, fourth generation willow basket weaver; John Bundy, Bundy Duck decoy carver; Marcos Bautista, Zapotec weaver; Jan Boettcher, traditional painter of Norwegian rosemaling; Carol Powers, traditional Ukrainian Pysanky egg decorator; Keith Ruble, bowl hewer; and John Bennett, artisan blacksmith.
Because the park is located on the south east border of the state along the Ohio River, many of the artists traveled several hours to reach the destination. The event was well attended and we are so appreciative for the artists who shared their traditions, the local volunteers, and the campers who expressed interest in the program!