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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
genre - a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
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In addition, Conrads said, the museum is planning for next year a "fabulous folk art show," "Treasures From the American Folk Art Museum.
IThe Sion a Sian weather station, a handmade version of a Black Forest weather cottage, dates back to 1890 and is among a rare collection of Welsh folk art and antiquities to go on sale this month.
11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) and Farhang Foundation present Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video .
Many participants will participate in the village's activities ranging from popular games and workshops teaching kids and workshop like colouring pottery as well as folk art.
SUTTON -- Vaillancourt Folk Art has been celebrating Christmas with its chalkware Santas and other figures for 30 years.
I venture to suggest that, within certain boundaries, folk art is what you want it to be.
Britain's attitude to folk art has often been one of indifference-- regarded as provincial, many fine examples have remained hidden in the country's regional museums.
Under Jones' direction, the folk art collection at the Fenimore House Museum in Cooperstown had its inception, and by 1948, the "Seminars on American Culture" became part of programming at NYSHA, presenting all aspects of folk culture and NY history to attentive audiences.
As pieces are presented, commentary continues to build on a definition of folk art and then explores the role of different subject matter and materials in culture.
Capitalizing on these assets, New Albany's Biscuits & Jam Farmers' Market is hosting Folk Art on the River June 8, July 13, and August 10 to specifically showcase its folk art and bluegrass culture.
The workshops allow kids to create a one-of-a-kind Mexican folk art masterpiece each day, work with recycled materials and focus on several artistic mediums.
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