101 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Artists"
Evelyn Coskey demonstrating Polish egg decoration (pysanky)

Evelyn Coskey demonstrating Polish egg decoration (pysanky)

Date
1988-06
Description
Twenty-five color slides. Pysanky (East European egg decration)is created when patterns are drawn on eggs with wax, which then protects the covered areas from the dye that is applied. By repeating this process with different colors of dye, a multi-colored pattern is built up. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Folklorist Merri Belland interviewing Nancy Greenberg at the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)

Folklorist Merri Belland interviewing Nancy Greenberg at the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)

Date
1988-03
Description
Two color slides. Sponsored by the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the festival was held at the Metro-Dade Cultural Center. In 1987, the name of the festival was changed to the Traditions Festival.
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Iconographic paintings by Hope Odzak

Iconographic paintings by Hope Odzak

Date
1988-07
Description
Thirty-four color slides. Images of Odzak icon paintings (religious paintings within the Greek Orthodox Church used to represent the church's beliefs), and of Odzak. Includes several images of her icon paintings in a Greek Orthodox church. For an interview with Odzak, see S 1618, box 4, tape 4. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Images of pysanky artist Ola Kryway and her apprentice Mary Martin

Images of pysanky artist Ola Kryway and her apprentice Mary Martin

Date
1994-08-01
Description
18 color slides. Apprentice Martin was funded to learn from pysanky artist Kryway Ukrainian egg decorating, including preparing/selecting eggs, drawing design, dyeing, and the meaning of designs. For more information of Kryway and Martin, see S 1644, box 11, folder 28. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Interview with (Toothpick King) Henry Wesley Stewart

Interview with (Toothpick King) Henry Wesley Stewart

Date
1984-09-09
Description
One audio cassette. Stewart was well-known for his toothpick art work. Born in South Carolina, he was a former messenger for WMVR Radio. He discusses origins of his toothpick artwork; various sculptures he has made; the process of making the sculptures; inspiration sources; selling objects to people such as Minnie Pearl, publisher Katherine Graham, and Liberace; tools used; and the importance of traditions. Stewart did not allow any photographs to be taken of his artwork. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts,and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Interview with ketubah maker Uriel Goldsmith

Interview with ketubah maker Uriel Goldsmith

Date
1989-03-24
Description
Two audio cassettes. Interview with Goldsmith speaking about Ketubah making in his studio. He also talks about growing up in New York, Jewish caligraphy, history Jewish marriage contracts, Jewish art and symbolism, meaning of colors, and materials used in his art. Jewish marriage contract art is known as Ketubah (Katubut/Katabbah/Katubah). Jewish law requires men to give women a marriage contract on their wedding day. A katubah, usually written in Yiddish, guarantees her financial rights upon his death. The contracts are designed with art and motifs of the local Jewish community. For images of Goldsmith and his ketubah, see S 1680, box 1, folder 2.
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Interview with Stetson Kennedy

Interview with Stetson Kennedy

Date
1981-09-22
Description
Three reel to reel recordings. In the interview, Kennedy discusses Stanley Papio; the WPA and the Federal Writers Project; working with anthropologist/writer Zora Neale Hurston; Carita Doggett Corse; collecting folklife during the 1930s; painter Mario Sanchez; his many books; infiltrating the KKK; work with labor unions; and the reprinting of the Folk Songs of Florida by Alton Morris, and Kennedy's Palmetto Country. Stetson Kennedy was one of the earliest folklorists working in Florida. Born in 1916, the Jacksonville native began collecting Northeast Florida folk sayings as a teenager. After a stint at the University of Florida, Kennedy joined the Florida WPA Writers Project in 1937 to administer the folklore, oral history, and ethnic studies section. Among the workers he supervised was novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. Soon thereafter he published Palmetto Country, an exploration of Florida folklife edited by Erskine Caldwell. His papers from the WPA are housed within the Florida Folklife Collection. Although he remained a lifelong folklife supporter, in the 1940s and 1950s, Kennedy also worked to end Jim Crow laws and helped exposed the Ku Klux Klan with several publications. The recipient of many awards, including the Florida Folk Heritage Award and the NAACP Freedom Award, he was also the subject of Library of Congress' folklorist Peggy Bulger's dissertation. Among his books are Southern Exposure, The Klan Unmasked, and South Florida Folklife, co-authored with Bulger and Tina Bucuvalas. Bulger wrote her dissertation on Kennedy. Copied onto C81-71, C81-72 & C81-73.
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Jacob Sheiniuk with his metal sculptures

Jacob Sheiniuk with his metal sculptures

Date
1985-08-16
Description
Ten color slides. Metal sculptor and wood carver Sheiniuk with examples of his work. Sheiniuk is originally from Lithuania. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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Kolam art by Prema Kumar and Menea Venkateswaran

Kolam art by Prema Kumar and Menea Venkateswaran

Date
1988-08
Description
Seventeen color slides. Kolam is a traditional Indian art form. It consists of patterns and design created on a flat surface using rice and rice flour trickled with fingers. This was traditionally performed each morning by Indian women outside their home, partly as decoration, partly for use as a bird feeder. Kumar, an Indian grocer, and Venkateswaran demonstrates kolam art. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Painters Haydee and Sarah Scull with their paintings

Painters Haydee and Sarah Scull with their paintings

Date
1985-07-07
Description
Twenty color slides. Includes their son, and sometime co-artist, Miguel (Michael). Their paintings showcase scenes of pre-Castro Cuba. Miguel adds 3-D figurines to some of the paintings. For more images of the Scull twins, see S 1577, v. 42, S86-4097 - S85-4879.The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Evelyn Coskey demonstrating Polish egg decoration (pysanky)Evelyn Coskey demonstrating Polish egg decoration (pysanky)Still ImageFieldwork
Art
Artists
Decorative arts
Craft
Easter eggs
Eggs
Egg decoration
Painting
Design
Holidays
Pysanky
Polish Americans
Librarians
Artisans
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Folklorist Merri Belland interviewing Nancy Greenberg at the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)Folklorist Merri Belland interviewing Nancy Greenberg at the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)Still ImageFieldwork
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Interviewing
Jewish Americans
Artists
Folklorists
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Iconographic paintings by Hope OdzakIconographic paintings by Hope OdzakStill ImageFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Painting
Art
Art and religion
Iconography
Religious pictures
Imagery
Icons
Christian art and symbolism
Religion
Christianity
Church decoration and ornament
Icons, Byzantine
Churches
Catholics
Painters
Artists
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Images of pysanky artist Ola Kryway and her apprentice Mary MartinImages of pysanky artist Ola Kryway and her apprentice Mary MartinStill ImageFieldwork
Pysanky
Egg decoration
Eggs
Design
Painting
Interviews
Decorative arts
Arts, Ukrainian
Artists
Apprentices
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a_s1576_22_c86-167Interview with (Toothpick King) Henry Wesley StewartSoundFieldwork
Art
Woodwork
Selling
Wood craft
Toothpicks
Toothpick models
Decorative arts
Material culture
Sculpture
Artists
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a_s1680_02_tape06Interview with ketubah maker Uriel GoldsmithSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Judaism
Religious rites
Religious art
Marriage contracts
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Jewish art and symbolism
Decorative arts
Ketubah
Life histories
Oral histories
Oral communication
Sound recordings
Artists
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a_s1576_t81-100Interview with Stetson KennedySoundFieldwork
Interviews
Folklore
New Deal, 1933-1939
United States. Work Projects Administration
Painters
Artists
Publishers and publishing
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Collecting
Labor unions
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Authors
Folklorists
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Jacob Sheiniuk with his metal sculpturesJacob Sheiniuk with his metal sculpturesStill ImageFieldwork
Metal craft
Craft
Material culture
Figurines
Jews
Lituanian Americans
Religious art
Art
Artisans
Decorative arts
Oral histories
Sound recordings
Oral narratives
Life histories
Welders (Persons)
Sculptors
Artists
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Kolam art by Prema Kumar and Menea VenkateswaranKolam art by Prema Kumar and Menea VenkateswaranStill ImageFieldwork
Art
Artists
Decorative arts
Craft
Arts, Asian
Indian Americans
Indian arts
Rice
Design
Kolam (House marks)
Dancers
Teacher
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Painters Haydee and Sarah Scull with their paintingsPainters Haydee and Sarah Scull with their paintingsStill ImageFieldwork
Art
Latinos
Painting
Decorative arts
Cuban Americans
Painters
Artists
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