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 two-time Vesterheim Gold Medalist and kolrosing instructor, Scott Johnson, joined by Vesterheim Collections Manager Jennifer Kovarik, as they highlight kolrosed objects from the collection to inspire your woodworking. Then, connect with other woodworkers 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 class.
Enrollment Deadline: September 21, 2020
Scott Johnson discovered kolrosing when, in March of 2016, he attended a kolrosing class at Vesterheim, instructed by Darlene Fossum-Martin. With Darlene’s instruction and encouragement, kolrosing became a true passion for Scott. He has developed many tools to aid in his kolrosing process. He is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist in Woodworking and in Knifemaking. He loves sharing the art of kolrosing with others and seeing their smiles when they discover the magic. Scott and his wife Marlene live near Atkinson, a small town in north central Nebraska, located at the edge of the Sand Hills. He works full-time as a natural gas service tech.