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The Folk and Their Art: Exhibition Opening

Join us for the opening reception of “The Folk and Their Art,” featuring guest speaker John Scherer!

About the exhibition: SCHS’ folk art collection represents everyday people. Who were
these industrious artisans? Why study their creative expressions? What does the art of the common man say about our past, and what can we learn through its study? This exhibition will dive into these questions, exploring how folk art invokes meaning beyond
aesthetics and artistic ability. Made and used by ordinary people, folk art reflects our needs, values, and desires. By studying both the folk and their art, we invite a deeper understanding of our region, its inhabitants, and the role of creativity in people’s lives.

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Free for SCHS members