Monthly Archives: January 2012

Webinar recording access: A Performer’s Toolkit – Observations for traditional musicians

Good news: Traditional Arts Indiana’s latest webinar, “A Performer’s Toolkit – Observations for Traditional Musicians”, is accessible for free at http://breeze.iu.edu/p2jt3d4ppff/. Check out this recording to see what you missed – or to re-visit what you heard – last week. When … Continue reading

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Dave Hewins, Intarsia

Dave Hewins creates intricate wood pictures called intarsia at his home in Solsberry, which he makes from timber that he gathers on his own land. When Hewins took up intarsia for the enjoyment of it, he gave many of his … Continue reading

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Food Trucks: An Indiana Tradition

In this 1903 publication of the Indianapolis News, famed Indiana cartoonist Frank McKinney Hubbard depicts the mobile kitchen as a turn-of-the-century trend. Over a hundred years later, “every convenience of a culinary nature is [STILL] to be found” in the … Continue reading

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Individual Artist Program Grant

Each year, the Indiana Arts Commission awards project-based grants through its Individual Artist Program, which was developed in an effort to provide support to artists for career development projects. This year’s cycle specifically invites applications from artists working in crafts, design, media arts, photography, and visual arts. The application deadline is February 2. Continue reading

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TAI Webinar: A Performer’s Toolkit – Observations for Traditional Musicians

Traditional Arts Indiana’s first webinar of 2012 is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., and the event is going to be something of a hybrid. In addition to real-time (and free) digital access to the webinar at http://breeze.iu.edu/tai_webinars, … Continue reading

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Virgil Davis, Woodworker

Virgil Davis has lived in the Bloomfield area all his life. A tool and die maker by trade, he oversaw all blue-collar skilled trades at NSWC Crane for over two decades before his retirement. Now, he continues to contribute to … Continue reading

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Traditional Arts Indiana Featured In Anthropology News

The January newsletter of The Society for the Anthropology of North America features an article written by Traditional Arts Indiana (TAI) Director Jon Kay. Continue reading

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Pam Kinnaman, Fiber Producer

Pamela Kinnaman runs the Wee Sheep Fiber Farm and the It’s About Fiber shop north of Bloomfield. She raises Shetland sheep, alpacas, and llamas for their fleece. Each of her animals has its own story. Many of her llamas and … Continue reading

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Sue Sparks, Basket Maker

Sue Sparks makes baskets and numerous other crafts at her home in Bloomfield. She works primarily with reeds in many different forms, but her creations include sturdy oak baskets, cane Nantucket baskets, and gleaming pussywillow baskets. She adds decoration with … Continue reading

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Debi Goodman, “The Paint Lady”

Known to her Bloomfield community as “The Paint Lady,” Debi Goodman enjoys activities that are hands-on. One of the first landmarks you can spot heading west into downtown is the mural she painted on the wall of the building where … Continue reading

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