Contemporary Folk

    Fri, Feb 15 - Sat, Apr 13, 2013

    Times: Reception: Friday, February 15th 6-8pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm

    Venue: Society of Arts and Crafts

    175 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

    Contact:

    Alyce Delbridge

    show@craftboston.org

    617-266-1810

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    Contemporary Folk February 15 - April 13, 2013 Reception: Friday, February 15th 6-8pm "Folk art is, indeed, the oldest of all the aristocracies of thought, and because it refuses what is passing and trivial, the merely clever and pretty, as certainly as the vulgar and insincere, and because it has gathered itself into the simplest and most unforgettable thoughts of the generations, it is the soil where all great art is rooted." W. B. Yeats Mythologies Folk art draws its power from its directness, honesty and ingenuity. This exhibition brings together six contemporary American makers whose work has variously been described as folk art, outsider art, or visionary art. Half of this talented group includes individuals with no formal art training and half hold graduate degrees in the field of art. What binds them is that they are compelled to use their hands, hearts and minds to make work of great spirit and visceral interest. Exhibiting artists include: Wesley Anderegg Harvey Peterson Thomas Ridlon Richard Rockford Tod Smith Jessica Straus

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