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folk art

n.
Art originating among the common people of a nation or region and usually reflecting their traditional culture, especially everyday or festive items produced or decorated by unschooled artists.

folk′-art′ adj.
folk artist n.

folk art

n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Movements) the visual arts, music, drama, dance, or literature originating from, or traditional to, the common people of a country
2. (Art Movements) the visual arts, music, drama, dance, or literature originating from, or traditional to, the common people of a country
3. (Music, other) the visual arts, music, drama, dance, or literature originating from, or traditional to, the common people of a country
4. (Dancing) the visual arts, music, drama, dance, or literature originating from, or traditional to, the common people of a country
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Noun1.folk art - genre of art of unknown origin that reflects traditional values of a societyfolk art - genre of art of unknown origin that reflects traditional values of a society
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The collaborative project of John Fleming (Professor in the Department of French and the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto) and Michael Rowan (Ontario-based specialist in folk art and ethnic furniture) Folk Furniture Of Canada's Doukhobors, Hutterites, Mennonites And Ukrainians is an impressive visual record and commentary on the culture and values of four ethno-cultural groups as reflected in their items of furniture.
In an accessible and friendly manner, he goes on to explain the origins of folk art from the cave paintings of the Ice Age through the rise of great civilizations and on into modern times.
Add folk art colorful illustrations and warm drawings and you have a lovely piece which teaches kids about community garden fellowship as they read the story of working together.
Susan Flamm and Brooke Anderson American Folk Art Museum New York City, N.
This year, the Association presented the 2002 Gold Key Award to the American Folk Art Museum for its commitment to enhancing the appreciation of folk art past and present.
In "Folk Art Fusion" artist Heather Galler (who paints with oil, acrylic, and mixed media to create bright, cheerful folk-art paintings, ceramic tiles, jewelry, and more, and whose prints are sold by more than 50 retailers worldwide) explores the colorful combination of art styles present in modern folk art paintings.
The festival will include an open stage for competitions and sessions, in addition to a permanent exhibition of folk art instruments, and a section showcasing local crafts.
Embroidered textiles will be part of the International Folk Art Market Collection's return to Dallas Market Center next month, as folk artists from around the world will exhibit at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market before heading to the largest international folk art market worldwide, the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe in July.
Historically, the market for American folk art has been based around the earliest colonial settlements in the US.
The author covers outsider and folk art galleries, private dealers, and artists who sell their own work; fairs and festivals; auctions; museums, libraries, archives, and environments; organizations; folk and self-taught artists; publications dedicated to outsider, self-taught, and folk art, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
Different forms of folk art are like mirrors that reflect the culture of the community and the lifestyle of its members through every stage of its development," he said.
In addition, Conrads said, the museum is planning for next year a "fabulous folk art show," "Treasures From the American Folk Art Museum.