Category Archives: Projects & Programs

BFA04: The Beauty of Folk Arts with Instrument Makers Bill Berg and Tony Artis

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 with dulcimer maker Bill Berg and  drum maker Tony Artis by TAI director … 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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BFA01: The Beauty of Folk Arts with Netmaker Larry Haycraft

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 netmaker Larry Haycraft by TAI director Jon Kay. In this episode Larry Haycraft … Continue reading

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TAI Event for Bloomington’s Creative Aging Festival

As part of Bloomington’s Creative Aging Festival, TAI director Jon Kay has put together an event that celebrates the art of older adults. “Memory and Creativity: A Conversation with Elder Folk Artists” takes place at 11:30am on Friday, May 20th … Continue reading

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The Bicentennial Exhibit Opening: Thank you for your support!

The staff at Traditional Arts Indiana and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures would like to thank everyone for coming out to support the opening of our exhibit this past Sunday, April 24th. We were overjoyed to see members of … Continue reading

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Lotus World Arts and Music Festival

Traditional Arts Indiana is happy to be involved with the Lotus World Arts and Music Festival this year. As part of the festival, TAI will be hosting several Indiana artists and artisans at the “Lotus in the Park” event on … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Legacy Project

Traditional Arts Indiana is excited to announce that our upcoming program has been endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission as a “Legacy Project” for the state. Indiana Folk Arts: 200 Years of Tradition and Innovation will showcase a number of … Continue reading

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Hoosier Handmade at the Scholars’ Commons

The Herman B. Wells Library here on IU’s Bloomington campus has been working this summer to renovate their space for the new Scholars’ Commons. As a part of this initiative, an exhibition space has been installed in the East tower … Continue reading

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Limestone Carving Demonstration at Mathers Museum

Catch local limestone carver Casey Winningham in action this Thursday, May 29, at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures in Bloomington from 11 to 12:30. Though relatively new to gravestone carving, Winningham draws inspiration from the work of turn-of-the-century carvers and … Continue reading

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