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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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BFA11: The Beauty of Folk Arts with Jerome Sanderson

The Beauty of Folk Arts podcast is brought to you by Traditional Arts Indiana (TAI) at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures in Bloomington. This podcast features a recording from the 2015 Lotus World Arts and Music Festival and features … Continue reading

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BFA10: The Beauty of Folk Arts with Viki Graber

The Beauty of Folk Arts podcast is brought to you by Traditional Arts Indiana (TAI) at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures in Bloomington. This podcast features a recording from the 2015 Lotus World Arts and Music Festival in Bloomington … Continue reading

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BFA08: the Beauty of Folk Arts with Glen Summers and Bill Poynter

The Beauty of Folk Arts podcast is brought to you by Traditional Arts Indiana (TAI) at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures in Bloomington. This podcast features a recording from the 2015 Chautauqua at the Shades State Park and features … Continue reading

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BFA06: The Beauty of Folk Arts with Instrument Makers Bruce Taggart and Clint Bear

The Beauty of Folk Arts podcast is brought to you by Traditional Arts Indiana (TAI) at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures in Bloomington. This podcast features an interview with instruments makers Bruce Taggart and Clint Bear by TAI director … Continue reading

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November First Thursday Event

On November 3rd Traditional Arts Indiana set up our tents once again for Indiana University’s monthly First Thursdays event. This month TAI featured instrument makers from a diverse set of traditions. Dulcimer maker Bill Berg displayed some traditional dulcimers and … Continue reading

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Hooiser Homecoming

On Saturday, October 15th, Traditional Arts Indiana participated in the culminating event for Indiana’s Bicentennial: Hoosier Homecoming. This event, held at the statehouse in Indianapolis, featured musical acts, cultural organizations, speeches from political figures of the region, and the torch … Continue reading

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The Bicentennial Exhibit’s Last Stop: Join Us at the Brown County Public Library!

For that past several months, the staff at TAI has been traveling the state displaying our exhibit “Indiana Folk Arts: 200 Years of Tradition and Innovation”. In celebration of the state’s bicentennial and Indiana’s rich folk arts tradition, we have … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: TAI at the Lanier Mansion

On September 18th, Traditional Arts Indiana participated in a Bicentennial Torch Relay event at the Lanier Mansion in Madison. Jon Kay, director of TAI, took several photos of the artists present that day, which we would like to share with … Continue reading

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TAI at the Lotus in the Park Event

This past weekend (September 17th) Traditional Arts Indiana participated in the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival’s free Saturday event “Lotus in the Park.” The morning rain gave way to sunshine by late afternoon and the park was filled with … Continue reading

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