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Interview with painter Pharaoh Baker

Interview with painter Pharaoh Baker

Date
1978-05-03
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1, C78-50: Baker, born in Sneeds, Florida, discusses how he started painting seriously in his early twenties and used the GI Bill to study art at Florida A & M University from 1947 to 1949. He also describes the cotton picking trading system in which the laborers would trade coupons for finished cotton goods for payment. Baker also discusses his paintings: "The Sharecropper," "A Hero's Welcome," "Lord, Make My Burden Lighter," "The Dead Christ," "The Soul Searchers." He also talks about what has influenced his art; his school days; the murder of Emmett Till; and growing up as an African American in Jim Crow Florida. Side 2: Baker talks about his religious background and its influence in his art; how long it takes him to paint a picture; how he sculpts; the materials he uses to paint; and house and sign painting.
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Interview with painters Pharaoh Baker and his apprentice Ellis Wright

Interview with painters Pharaoh Baker and his apprentice Ellis Wright

Date
1984-01-12
Description
One audio cassette. Baker served as a master artist to apprentice Wright in the 1984-1985 apprenticeship program. In the interview, they discuss learning painting; where they paint; subjects and inspirations; influences (Picasso, Van Gogh, El Greco); sculpture; African American culture; the goals of an artist; various mediums; and art perspectives. 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 2003.
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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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Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)

Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)

Date
1997-05-23
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Mary Proctor, an African-American artist interviewed by Jerrilyn McGregory, discusses religious/visionary art and the moral messages in her art.
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Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 6)

Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 6)

Date
1997-05-23
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Mary Johns, a Seminole artist interviewed by John D'Agostino, discusses traditional Seminole folk stories - specifically creation myths.
Collection
Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)

Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)

Date
1997-05-23
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Side A: Catalina Delgado, a trunk and Mexican paper artist and Eileen Brautman, a Jewish paper artist are interviewed by Laurie Sommers. Delgado discusses paper-cutting techniques and how designs are made. Brautman explains traditional and contemporary calligraphy and paper cutting according to the European tradition. She tells of making stories from the Bible, use of animals and other designs and the making of a Ketubah (Jewish marriage contract). Side B: Sonny Treadway (Deerfield Beach, FL), sacred steel guitarist is interviewed by Laurie Sommers. He discusses sacred steel guitar and gospel music as well as his musical influences such as his father, other family members and church musicians. He plays by ear and has written several original songs.
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Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 2)

Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 2)

Date
1997-05-25
Description
One audio cassette recording. The Willie Eason interview and song, "Roosevelt", continues from C97-86. Laurie Sommers interviews Eileen Brautman on the subject of Jewish marriage contracts.
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Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 12)

Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 12)

Date
1997-05-25
Description
One audio cassette recording. Mary Proctor (Tallahassee, FL), interviewed by John D'Agostino, discusses her work as an artist and her life stories. She reads two pieces of poetry: "Amazing Grace" and "Grandmother".
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Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 2)

Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 2)

Date
1998-05-22
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Collection
Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 3)

Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 3)

Date
1998-05-22
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_02_c78-050Interview with painter Pharaoh BakerSoundInterviews
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Painting
Art
Art and religion
Life histories
Fieldwork
African Americans
Christianity
African Americans Segregation
Racism
Racial discrimination
Cotton
Sculptors
Artists
Painters
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a_s1576_11_c84-002Interview with painters Pharaoh Baker and his apprentice Ellis WrightSoundPainters
Sculptors
Fieldwork
African Americans
Apprentices
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Teaching of folklore
Painting
Art
Sculpture
Artists studios
Artists
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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_s1576_67_c97-065Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
African Americans
Art
Religious art
Art and religion
Artists
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a_s1576_67_c97-066Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 6)SoundStorytellers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
Seminole Indians
Art
Storytelling
Tales
Native Americans
Creation Mythology
Artists
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a_s1576_67_c97-070Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)SoundArtisans
Artists
Musicians
Guitarist
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Jewish art and symbolism
Ketubah
Calligraphy
Marriage contracts
Decorative arts
Arts, Mexican
Mexican Americans
Paper art
African Americans
Steel guitars
Musical tradition, sacred
Gospel (Black)
Gospel musicians
Gospel music
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a_s1576_68_c97-087Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 2)SoundSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Artists
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
African Americans
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel musicians
Religious music
Religious songs
Personal experience narratives
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Jewish art and symbolism
Ketubah
Marriage contracts
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a_s1576_68_c97-097Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 12)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
Poetry
Artists
Poets
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a_s1576_78_d98-025Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 2)SoundCarvers (Decorative artists)
Wood carvers
Artists
Flower arrangers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Fijian Americans
Arts, Fiji
Arts, Japanese
Flower arrangement, Japanese
Japanese Americans
Arts, Asian
Asian Americans
Folklorists
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a_s1576_78_d98-026Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 3)SoundArtists
Needleworkers
Quiltmakers
Musicians
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Tongan Americans
Quilting
Indian Americans
Indian arts
Chinese Americans
Arts, Asian
Asian Americans
Folklorists
Arts, Chinese
Textile arts
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