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Walking Stick Maker: John Schoolman

John Schoolman's life testifies to the importance of staying active both mentally and physically. An avid walker, he gathers hardwood and sumac sticks, which he wood-burns, paints, and…

From  Jon Kay on March 1st, 2020 5 plays 0  

Archie Krout playing at Indiana State Fair Fiddle Contest (2014)

This is a performance by Archie Krout playing at the Indiana State Fair Fiddle Contest in 2014. Archie won the old-time prize for his rustic style of Indiana fiddling. Sorry about the shakiness of…

From  Jon Kay on March 1st, 2020 2 plays 0  

Jenny Yang Demonstrating Tai Chi at Brown County Public Library (Nashville, IN)

Jenny Yang demonstrates her Tai Chi moves at a cultural demonstration at the Brown County Public Library in Nashville, Indiana. The program was sponsored in part by Traditional Arts Indiana and the…

From  Jon Kay on March 1st, 2020 1 plays 0  

The Piecemakers : Master quilters from Vanderburgh County

In 1982, Minnie Marchant visited the Indiana State Fair's Pioneer Village and saw that no one was demonstrating quilting. She quickly volunteered her home quilt group to fill this void. Ever…

From  Jon Kay on February 29th, 2020 3 plays 0  

Rosemaling with Jan Boettcher

SPOTLIGHT: Jan Boettcher Thorntown, IN Jan Boettcher practices rosemaling, a type of traditional decorative painting. Her desire to connect with her Norwegian ancestry led her to learn the art from…

From  Jon Kay on January 3rd, 2020 5 plays 0  

Dee Nierman, Rag Rug Weaver

Fourth generation rag rug maker, Dee Nierman continues to weave using the same barn loom that her great-grandmother used. She explains, this loom has “seen many, many miles of rugs and carpets…

From  Jon Kay on January 3rd, 2020 5 plays 0