January 18 – March 10, 2018
A unique regional program marks twenty years of heritage education activities with a new exhibit at the Connecticut Historical Society. Over twenty years the Southern New England Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program has supported 142 accomplished artists to teach a folk or traditional art form to qualified students through the classic apprenticeship model of regular, informal but intensive one-on-one learning over several months, even years.
The exhibit will display the work of masters and apprentices from the broad range of ethnic and occupational groups that have participated over the years. Photographs of artists and their artistic process, quotes relating their experiences and the outcomes of their work, and demonstrations and performances will accompany the exhibit.
Please join us on Saturday, March 10 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm for a free special event marking the closing of the exhibit. There will be demonstrations and performances by program participants, as well as a book signing by the authors of Folk Masters: A Portrait of America. For more information, click here.