American Folk Art: Here and There [F-11-6]
|Classes:||3 Sessions 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Thu 10:00 AM 11/03, 11/10, 11/17|
This course begins with an introduction to the concepts – and the misconceptions – of folk art. The presenter will provide a survey of examples drawn from the diverse cultures and places in America. The second session is the curator’s tour of Kindred Pursuits: Folk Art in North Country Life, the current exhibit at TAUNY of historical and contemporary folk art from our region. The final session is a discussion of the relationships between folk art and everyday life, with an emphasis on featured artists in the exhibit.
Varick Chittenden is Professor Emeritus of Humanities [English and folklore] at SUNY Canton. Currently he is the project director for TAUNY and the curator of “Kindred Pursuits....” Varick holds a master’s degree in American Folk Culture. He has been the curator of several folk art exhibits, including “Out of the Ordinary, a large traveling exhibit of contemporary NY folk art (1995-1998). He also has written numerous articles on folk art.
- http://tauny.org/ Link to the TAUNY web site.