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TAI News: Traditional Arts Indiana jumpstarts Traditional Arts and Creative Aging Project

Traditional Arts Indiana will pilot a new initiative that aims to employ folk arts to support and improve the quality of life of older adults in local communities. While the program will eventually roll out to 11 counties in south … Continue reading

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Meet our Graduate Assistants!

Dom Tartaglia is a PhD candidate in Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. He has obtained degrees in both Anthropology and Classical Civilizations from the University of Cincinnati, and a Masters of Arts in Folklore from Indiana University. His dissertation … Continue reading

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Gustav Potthoff Exhibition at Wells Library

Traditional Arts Indiana is proud to present a special exhibition entitled Gustav Potthoff: Art & Healing, War & Remembrance. This exhibition showcases the life and works of Gustav Potthoff, World War II veteran and resident of Columbus, Indiana. Gustav Potthoff painted to … Continue reading

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2017 Indiana State Fair Master: Bill Bailey

Traditional Arts Indiana will be at the Indiana State Fair again this year to help celebrate the art and work of the Indiana State Fair Masters. This year we have put together a brochure and display honoring the life and work … Continue reading

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2017 Indiana State Fair Fiddle Contest

Saturday, August 12, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Pioneer Village Opry House Every year, TAI sponsors the fiddle contest at Indiana State Fair to promote traditional music practices of Indiana and to bring people together to hear some toe-tapping fiddle … Continue reading

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Limestone Weekend at Spring Mill!

Limestone Weekend at Spring Mill State Park 2017:  Every June, our state celebrates Limestone month to honor the distinctive occupational tradition of limestone work found in south-central Indiana. To mark this occasion TAI and the State Parks will be hosting a … Continue reading

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Love what we do here at TAI? We couldn’t do it without the NEA! Part II

We are back for another post that highlights the support we receive from The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Over the years, Traditional Arts Indiana (TAI) has been the recipient of many grants from the NEA that have allowed … Continue reading

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Love what we do here at TAI? We couldn’t do it without the NEA!

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is extremely integral to the work that Traditional Arts Indiana (TAI) does on a daily basis. Without the support of the NEA, TAI would not be able to provide many of our public services … Continue reading

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BFA03: The Beauty of Folk Arts with Bowl Hewer Keith Ruble and Weaver Dee Nierman

The Beauty of Folk Arts podcast is brought to you by Traditional Arts Indiana (TAI) at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. This podcast features an interview of bowl hewer Keith Ruble and fourth generation weaver Dee Nierman by TAI … Continue reading

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BFA02: The Beauty of Folk Arts with Psyanky Maker Carol Powers and Rosemaler Jan Boettcher

The Beauty of Folk Arts podcast is brought to you by Traditional Arts Indiana (TAI) at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. This podcast features an interview of pysanky maker Carol Powers and rosemaler Jan Boettcher by TAI director Jon Kay. In … Continue reading

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