Program/Grant: Folk and Traditional Arts
Kayla Powers Embraces the Possibilities of Detroit’s Local Botanicals
October 31 2023
This Detroit-based artist uses foraged plants from uninhabited lots to create natural dyes, pigments, quilts, and more.
Meet Noelle Benson, a Native American Star Quilt Maker in North Dakota
October 26 2023
Colors, traditions, and prayers are all pieced into Benson’s star quilts. Her craft has been encouraged by the women in her family.
Community Mentorship Sets Sail with Wisconsin’s Hands On Deck
October 24 2023
The non-profit organization is keeping traditional craft afloat through community boatbuilding in Green Bay.
With Patience and Sincerity, Indiana Artist Pursues a 6,000-Year-Old Art Form
October 12 2023
“Urushi is most close to who I am,” says Indianapolis-based artist Nhat Tran, who has been creating abstract sculptural and 2D pieces with lacquer over the past two decades.
This Wisconsin Museum Preserves and Prints With the World's Largest Collection of Wood Type
September 26 2023
From type factory to "working museum," Hamilton still calls Two Rivers, Wisconsin, home, bringing artists together from all over the world.
A Bright Spot: The First Two-Spirit Powwow in Rapid City
September 21 2023
Local and national attendees participated and people danced with and for their communities at the inaugural powwow of its kind in western South Dakota.
Turning Green Wood into Spoons in Rural Wisconsin
September 19 2023
Drawn by the utility and accessibility of the craft, spoon carvers in the Driftless region gather to create a new niche for future generations.
Meet Dani Tippmann, a Native Plant Tradition Bearer in Indiana
September 12 2023
A member of the Miami (Myaamia) Tribe of Oklahoma, Tippmann's work brings people together through plants, culture and sense of community.
Folk Art Takes Root Among Rural Iowa Willow Weavers
September 6 2023
From growing their materials to teaching others the craft, Lee Zieke and Lindsay Lee’s artistic practices are creatively interwoven with their lives.
Ghanaian Music Moves Rural Michigan
August 16 2023
Okaidja Afroso's week-long World Fest residency brought music into schools, stores, and a Main Street theater, spreading connection and curiosity in small town Albion.