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 the community, featured artists, and IU faculty, staff, and students at the event.
Visitors viewing the exhibit panels at the Mathers Museum
TAI director Jon Kay delivering the welcome address.
We extend our appreciation to John Bundy, Greg Adams, Jan Boettcher, and Larry Haycraft for speaking about and demonstrating their art to the public at Sunday’s opening. We would also like to thank Hamilton Creek for entertaining us with their bluegrass music.
Members of bluegrass band Hamilton Creek perform
From left: Larry Haycraft and Jan Boettcher on the narrative stage moderated by IU student Mathilde
Indiana Folk Arts: 200 Years of Tradition and Innovation, would not have been possible without the generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Indiana Arts Commission, and Indiana Humanities.
John Bundy shows is artwork to visitors
Greg Adams demonstrates his willow making
We had such a great time on Sunday, and we were delighted to share this exhibit with the public. We hope that those who came to the exhibit enjoyed learning about the variety of folk arts and traditions throughout the state. If you did not get a chance to see the exhibit on Sunday, it will be on display at the Mathers Museum through July 29, 2016. Please click this link for more information about opening hours and directions to the museum.
IU students Jennie and Kate welcoming visitors to the exhibit
The TAI Staff: (from left) Maria, Meredith, and Jon Kay
In addition to the exhibition at the Mathers Museum, Indiana Folk Arts: 200 Years of Tradition and Innovation will be displayed at various outdoor events and in several state parks this summer and in the fall of 2016. Our first event will be on May 28th at O’Bannon Woods State Park. We will be posting more information here on our blog in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Happy Bicentennial Indiana! #INfolkarts200