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 Patti Goke and Vesterheim Collections Manager Jennifer Kovarik as they highlight two trunks from the Vesterheim collection--one by Gunder Salveson Haugland and another by Kverndalen in the Numedal style -- 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: You will receive a link to the Zoom session by email sometime during the week prior to the group meeting.
Enrollment Deadline: September 11, 2020
Patti Goke of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, has been rosemaling for over 30 years and has taken many classes with American and Norwegian artists. One of her rosemaling experiences was painting in the Raftevold Hotel in Hornindal, Nordfjord, Norway. Patti is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist, Vesterheim Rosemaling Letter editor, and contributor of rosemaling articles and projects for Art Apprentice Online e-zine. She was the guide for Vesterheim’s 2014 and 2016 Folk Art Tours to Norway.