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2014 State Fair Master: Mary Alice Collins

Each year, Traditional Arts Indiana honors a long-time state fair participant with the Indiana State Fair Master Award. These men and women give generously of themselves by exhibiting, demonstrating, or performing, at both county and state fairs. They are well-known … Continue reading

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Live Webinar: “Presenting Traditions: Engaging Festival Goers”

  Tune in tomorrow, April 29, at 4 p.m. for our next live webinar, “Presenting Traditions: Engaging Festival Goers.” Director Jon Kay will be joined by Brent Björkman, director of the Kentucky Folklife Program at Western Kentucky University,  who will discuss models for public programs, including talk stages, … Continue reading

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TAI Launches New Season of Webinars

Join us this Thursday, March 13, at 4 p.m. for the first webinar of our 2014 season, “What Are the Traditional Arts and Why Should I Care?” Our webinars feature a series of discussions with professionals about public folklore, traditional … Continue reading

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Stonecarving in Zionsville

On a windy Tuesday evening, a small but eager crowd turned out at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library to watch limestone craftsman Matt Bruce demonstrate his stonecarving process.  With a boisterous sense of humor and a knack for  storytelling, Matt … Continue reading

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2013 Hoosier Outdoor Experience

Traditional Arts Indiana will offer programs featuring local Indiana artisans and craftspeople Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd from 10am to 6pm as a part of the Department of Natural Resource’s annual Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience event. Traditional Arts … Continue reading

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Traditional Arts Indiana Receives 2013 Governor’s Arts Award

Traditional Arts Indiana is one of six recipients of the 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards, and we at TAI are ecstatic that our organization is being recognized by the state. “Having directed Traditional Arts Indiana at IU for the past decade, … Continue reading

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Indiana State Fair Fiddle Contest 2013

Traditional Arts Indiana and the Indiana State Fair are excited to continue or partnership in celebrating Indiana’s rich fiddling tradition by hosting the  Traditional Arts Indiana State Fair Fiddle Contest.  The contest’s mission is to showcase Indiana’s many fiddle styles, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Limestone Events

Traditional Arts Indiana to highlight limestone craftspeople and their stories with events and exhibits throughout June Traditional Arts Indiana will join in regional celebrations of Indiana limestone with an exhibit and programming at several events throughout June.  Limestone Traditions: Stoneworking … Continue reading

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Henry Glassie Lecture on Indiana Vernacular Architecture

On March 28, retired Indiana University folklore professor and well-known author Henry Glassie talks about the challenges of preserving everyday historic buildings like barns and small houses in his lecture Indiana Vernacular. Glassie’s talk is co-sponsored by Traditional Arts Indiana … Continue reading

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En Memoriam: Milan Opacich, 1928-2013

TAI learned that Milan Opacich, tamburitza musician and luthier passed away Monday morning (January 21, 2013) at his home in Schererville, Indiana. Many folklorists who worked in Indiana will be familiar with his work. He was a key collaborator in … Continue reading

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