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World folk art at state history museum

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on April 13, 2010 at 12:16 pm with No Comments »
April 13, 2010 12:18 pm

You’ll find a world of folk art this weekend at the Washington State History Museum.

“With our Hands: World Folk Art Festival” is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Master folk artists will demonstrate their work and hands-on activities will fill this two-day festival. Enjoy performances, talk to master artists and learn about world folk art traditions. Participate in folk arts traditions such as Mexican wax flower dipping, Yakama bead working, Latvian embroidery and more.  All activities are free with museum admission, $6-8.
Schedule of performances and workshops:
Saturday and Sunday
1:30-2 p.m. Divine Mellows, Indian bhajans
2-2:30 p.m. Que Tran, Vietnamese paper folding workshop
2:30-3:30 p.m. Nicholas Petrish, Croatian dancing
3:30-4:30 p.m. Wilho Saari, Finnish kantele music

Washington State History Museum is at 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma.
Cost: $25 for families (two adults and up to four children); $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, age 60 and above; $6 for students and military with valid ID; children, age 5 and below, and members are always free.

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