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Ethnic and Folk Arts Grants workshops being scheduled across Illinois

Company of Folk Staff will offer workshops to share information about grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency in Moline, Galena, Macomb, and other places to be announced soon. Particular attention will be given to grants that are for individuals who practice an art form that comes from a  specific tradition or ethnic heritage and who are interested in the … Read More

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2014 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship winners announced

Washington, DC — A free concert will highlight the diversity of art found throughout the United States with blues, tejano, and African-American religious singing; Irish dancing; and Native-American, African-American, and Ukrainian crafts. All of the artists featured are recipients of a 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The 2014 National Heritage … Read More

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Illinois quilter Edna Patterson-Petty will present a fabric collage workshop at the Tarble Arts Center April 26

Titled “Fabric Delight,” the workshop is open to young and old alike.  Participants will be guided to use their creativity to create a fabric collage.  The goal is to relax, have fun and create!  Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or other adult, and adults are encouraged to participate whether they come with a youngster or … Read More