Folk Masters: A Portrait of America

Wed. March 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Sponsored by: Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation

Hosted by: Virginia Folklife Program


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Author Barry Bergey and photographer Tom Pich (Folk Masters: A Portrait of America) share their stunning tribute to National Heritage Fellows, in conversation with the Virginia State Folklorist Jon Lohman.

Why should you attend?

Barry Bergey is the former director of Folk and Traditional Arts at the National Endowment for the Arts. He and photographer Tom Pich spent years and traveled thousands of miles to capture incredibly beautiful portraits of these folk and traditional artists, selected for the NEA’s highest honor.

“This beautiful, informative, and exquisitely produced book features 100 extraordinary traditional artists from across America, each a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship―the nation’s highest award for excellence in the folk and traditional arts. Folk Masters is a stunning tribute to the great diversity of cultures and artistic traditions that enrich our country.” –Marjorie Hunt, Folklife Curator, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage