Master Eastern Shore papier-mâché sculptor “Mama Girl” Onley, photo by Pat Jarrett.
Virginia Folklife Program Announces Apprenticeship Class of 2016-2017
Nine new teams join more than one hundred pairs of masters and apprentices who have taken part in the Apprenticeship Program since its inception in 2002.
Master Artist Sean Samoheyl builds furniture as a crowd gathers. Hundreds attended the Virginia Folklife Program's apprentice showcase held at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in Charlottesville on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Photo by Pat Jarrett/The Virginia Folklife Program.
Folklife Program Announces New Partnership with Ash Lawn-Highland
The showcase is a free, family-friendly event highlighting the folk masters and apprentices from the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. – 5/15 Charlottesville
Master Tidewater a cappella gospel singers The Paschall Brothers. Photo by Morgan Miller/Virginia Folklife Program.
Virginia Folklife Program Partners with Google Cultural Institute
More than 180 artifacts from VFH’s Virginia Folklife Program can be viewed online thanks to a new partnership with the Google Cultural Institute.
The Church Sisters perform on the midway. Photos from the 78th Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention taken at Felt's Park in Galax on Monday, August 5, 2013. Galax is the oldest and largest fiddlers convention in the United States. Photo by Pat Jarrett
Folklife Program to Celebrate Youth “Tradition Bearers” and the Masters Who Taught Them
Fans of the Richmond Folk Festival may notice a bit of a younger vibe at the Virginia Folklife Area this year.
Photo by Tom Pich
Virginia Rhythms: National Treasures Among Us
Few states have yielded as many National Heritage Fellows as Virginia. VFH and the Virginia Folklife Program are playing an increasing role in seeing so many Virginians receive NEA’s highest honor.