The Beauty of Indiana Folk Arts: Visiting Folk Artists Series--Jan Boettcher (rosemaler) and Carol Powers (pysanky artist)
- October 27, 2016
- Mathers Museum of World Cultures
- 416 N. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
- 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Jan Boettcher practices rosemaling, a type of traditional decorative painting. Her desire to connect with her Norwegian ancestry led her to learn the art from her aunt Dorothy. Carol Powers learned the Ukrainian art of pysanky from her aunt. Using a wax-resist method, Powers draws a pattern onto an egg and then dyes it. Through ornate figures and designs, Boettcher's painting and Powers's decorative eggs express their ethnic identities and personal creativity. Their demonstrations and narrative stage discussions will be free and open to the public, and are sponsored by Themester 2016: Beauty, an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences.
Demonstrations: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Discussion: 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.