Collection Connections: Ale Hens and Geese

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Collection Connections: Ale Hens and Geese

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 (12-1:00 PM CT) with Becky Lusk

Level of Instruction
All are welcome.
$20.00 Members
$22.00 Non-members

Share your lunch break with Vesterheim Gold Medalist and woodcarving instructor Becky Lusk as she highlights carved ale bowls from the collection. This talk will include ale hens and other carved vessels. This event is open to both practicing carvers and folk-art enthusiasts alike. All are welcome!

Collection Connections is a series of Vesterheim-hosted conversations featuring beloved folk-art school instructors. Spotlighting the incredible collection of folk art at Vesterheim, these conversations are opportunities for you to stay connected with your folk-art community. Each gathering will highlight a piece or several from the museum's collection as explained, interpreted, and appreciated by a master folk artist.

The listed event is one Zoom session: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:00 - 1:00 pm CT

Please contact Josh Torkelson, Folk Art Program Coordinator if you have questions (

Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive a link to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the first group meeting. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's email address or be prepared to forward all communications.

Enrollment Deadline: April 4, 2021

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About the Instructor

Becky Lusk
Becky Lusk
Becky Lusk

Becky Lusk is a third generation folk-artist and a Vesterheim Gold Medalist. She started carving as a teenager and has been a professional carver for over 30 years. Her work was included in the exhibition Norwegian Folk Art: The Migration of a Tradition, curated by Marion Nelson, Vesterheim’s former Executive Director. Becky carves ale bowls, figures, relief scenes, dragon style, and acanthus. She and her husband have a workshop near Coon Valley, Wisconsin.

Learn more: Watch this video, Collection Connections: Ale Hens and Geese where Becky highlights carved ale bowls and other carved vessels from the Vesterheim collection.