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Florida Folk Art: Landscapes and Dreamscapes

Event Date:

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Venue:

Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center
1101 E. River Cove St.
Tampa, FL 33604

Organizer:

Elizabeth Bird
(813) 545-1913
ebird@usf.edu

Program Description:

Talk by Prof. Kristin Congdon, University of Central Florida. Florida folk artists are perhaps more diverse and inventive than folk artists from other states. The Sunshine State attracts and encourages all kinds of people to use their imagination. They innovate, repurpose, and construct objects from ideas rooted in the landscape and influenced by resourcefulness and a unique way of seeing. This talk will explore the experiences of a variety of individuals’ dreams and attachments to Florida’s land and history. This talk is in conjunction with the exhibit, “Just Above the Water: Florida Folk Art,” which is in residence at Sulphur Springs Jan. 21-March 31.

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