Collection Connections is a series of Vesterheim-hosted conversations between the museum’s collections staff and folk-art school instructors. Highlighting the incredible folk-art collection at Vesterheim, these conversations are also opportunities for you to stay connected with your folk-art community during this unpredictable time. Each gathering will highlight a piece or two from the collection as explained, interpreted, and appreciated by a master folk artist. The online gathering will also include the opportunity for the small group of participants to show and share what you’re working on in the safe way we can – digitally!
Share your lunch break with Vesterheim Gold Medalist Andrea Herkert and Vesterheim Collections Manager Jennifer Kovarik as they highlight two trunks from the Vesterheim collection--one by Thomas Luraas and one by Hans Glittenberg -- to inspire your painting practice. Then, connect with other rosemalers for a short time to ask questions or share one thing you are working on during this time of staying home.
Supplies: A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.
Special Instructions: Please make sure to use the Zoom invitation link that will be emailed to you after registering for the class.
Enrollment Deadline: August 10, 2020
Andrea Herkert graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with majors in Art and Art History. After a career in free-lance watercolor illustration and calligraphy, she began rosemaling in 2006 and never looked back, earning her Vesterheim Gold Medal in 2013. Andrea has been teaching rosemaling since 2010, both privately and in seminars throughout the United States. Through grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board she is currently mentoring her fifth apprenticeship. In June of 2018, Andrea spent time in Norway in intense study of the traditions of rosemaling: the history, techniques and culture from which it grew. This eye-opening individual study was supported through a Fellowship from the American Scandinavian Foundation. Andrea and her husband, Jim, live in the country outside of Madison, Wisconsin, enjoying the beauty and inspiration of nature.