A Swedish Folk Tale at the Cahoon Museum of American Art

PROGRAMS: Meet Christina Keune, a historian of the traditional Norwegian art of rosemaling and Swedish dalmålning, who is traveling from Arlington, VA, for a special visit to Cape Cod. She has studied with master painters of rosemaling in Norway and the United States, and has toured Sweden, Denmark and Finland to research their folk art traditions. An award-winning artist, Christina received recognition from the Vesterheim, Norwegian American Museum in Decorah, Iowa and the Gammelgården Museum in Scandia, Minnesota.

Artist’s Gallery Talk with Christina Keune
Thursday, April 12, 2:00pm
Free with museum admission

Heritage artist Christina Keune presents “Travels of the Swedish Fairy Tale.” This story begins in 19th century Sweden when linen banners were painted with pictures of bible stories and hung in rural houses. Artist Axel Farham brought his experience as a traditional Swedish folk artist to Boston, adapted his talent to furniture, and shared his skills with his family. Learn the characteristics of Farham’s folk art and how it evolved and changed over time and location, while honoring its original values.

Creative Workshop with Christina Keune
Friday, April 13, 1-4:00pm
Limited to 20 participants; registration required
$85 members, $100 nonmembers

Please contact the museum to make reservations, cmaa@cahoonmuseum.org or (508) 428-7581

Paint a series of three birch ornaments with decorative folk art motifs drawn from the work of artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon and Peter Hunt. Each participant receives a kit with text about the project, history of the art, practice sheet for learning the stroke, a card stock bookmark printed using the strokes achievable with the brush, practice paper, the wooden ornaments that will be painted, and a new brush. This hands-on workshop is for advanced beginners to intermediate.

This exhibition and related programs are made possible by a Trustee of the Cahoon Museum of American Art

Cahoon Museum of American Art
4676 Falmouth Road, Cotuit, MA 02635, cahoonmuseum.org

Author: Mashpee Chamber of Commerce

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