Friday, September 5, 2008

International Folk Art Exhibition & Competition

This year's International Folk Art Exhibition & Competition was a great event, with many beautiful entries. I had the opportunity to spend some time in the exhibition room, checking out all the great pieces of folk art and I never cease to be amazed at the talent of Sons of Norway members. The time, effort and talent that goes into many of the folk art pieces is truly inspiring (and makes me wish I wasn't devoid of artistic talent). When you look at the various entries, you can see the love of heritage pouring out from every rosemaled, woven and carved piece.

With that, it's time to congratulate District 2's own Hannah Graves for winning the Best in Show Award! Hannah's 4-inch-wide card-woven Telemark belt was chosen by the folk art judges to be the best entry in any category. Congratulations, Hannah, on your fine work and your commitment to keeping traditional Norwegian art alive!

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