James and Gladys Kemp Lisanby Museum Exhibition

Mon, 1 Apr 2013 10:00 AM - Fri, 3 May 2013 4:00 PM

During regular building hours
Lower level of the Festival Conference and Student Center

This exhibit focuses on the role of iterative processes, such as storytelling, in the Shenandoah Valley folklife in connection to the works of John L. Heatwole, a Valley native and artist. Heatwole carved pieces and shared stories that reflect Valley folk culture. Each of his works harks back to a particular 19th century tradition, role in society or superstition. Even in his staining technique, Heatwole utilized the methods of period artisans. He became the Valley’s contemporary minstrel through sharing his own portrayals of folk culture and lore. For information, contact the director of the Madison Art Collection, Kathryn Stevens at stevenke@jmu.edu; free. 



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