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 taken this display to state parks, arts and music festivals, state historic sites, and finally to public libraries. On Friday, November 11th, TAI will be presenting our bicentennial exhibit at the Brown County Public Library from 4:00pm–7:00pm. This event is our last official bicentennial event of the year. We have had so much fun seeing the state of Indiana; meeting visitors; and most of all, we have enjoyed developing relationships with our artists over the past year. The events that we organize and the exhibits we create, would not be possible without the hard work, talent and participation of traditional artists.
On Friday Nov. 11th, we will have several artists present at the library demonstrating their crafts and taking questions from the public. They are Larry Haycraft (hoopnet maker), Keith Ruble (bowl hewer), Viki Graber (willow basket weaver), Katrina Mitten (Miami bead artist), and Jan Boettcher (rosemaler).
Please join us on Friday to see the work of these skilled artisans and to see the bicentennial exhibit displayed for the last time (or at least for a while). We are proud of the work we have done for the state’s bicentennial, and we are glad that so many people were able to visit us at some of our events this year.
Friday’s event is free and open to the public. The address to the Brown County Public Library is 205 Locust Lane, Nashville, IN 47448. Please check out the library’s website for driving directions and more information. Also, please see TAI’s blog and facebook page for more information about our programs.