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Located in historic (and historically funky!) Winslow, Ozark Folkways is where the art of today meets the craft traditions of generations past; and music, food, fun and family reach across generations to bring people together.

Apart from the everyday offerings of art and crafts, we have a number of special events coming up over the next few months. There’s bound to be something for you …

“Out of the Woods” Closing Reception

Photo by Russell Cothren, models Arianna and Loraleigh GaesswitzFriday, June 26, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join us for a closing reception as we celebrate the many artists who contributed to this large scale installation and community art event inspired by the Ozark forests.

If you’ve already visited the show, please note that we will have some new work on display in time for the opening.

For more information, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

Out of the Woods

Photo by Russell Cothren, models Arianna and Loraleigh Gaesswitz

Photo by Russell Cothren, models Arianna and Loraleigh Gaesswitz

Ongoing through June 26

Explore a large scale installation and community art event involving many local (and not-so-local) artists whose mostly three-dimensional art pieces are inspired by the Ozark forests.

Pieces relate to woodland myths, the animals of the woods (or sometimes only their remains), a whimsical homestead that has succumbed to the encroaching forest, and much more.

For more information, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

For anyone who has attended the “Out of the Woods” installation at Ozark Folkways​ over the past couple of weeks, and marveled at the artwork of “Kathleen” Nugent — our abject apologies. The artist in question is Harriet Cathey Nugent​. In the press of events during the final days before the opening we got careless with the names. I have corrected the name tags so that credit will go where credit is due.

Paint Your Palette!

veggiesTuesday, June 9 — 2-4pm in the Community Kitchen. For kids ages 6-14.

Presented by Heather Artipe from Ozark Natural Foods

In this class we explore all the colors of produce and where those colors come from, and we learn why our bodies need a rainbow of produce every day. We will also learn how to make refrigerator pickles, and take a batch home!

There is no charge to attend, but space is limited, so sign up soon!

For more information, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

“Incredible Edibles” Opening Reception

Photography by Kathy Collier.

Photography by Kathy Collier.

Friday, June 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Photography by Arkansas artist Kathy Collier

Join us as we celebrate the work of Arkansas native Kathy Collier whose striking macrophotography explores the world of edible fungi and their relationships to their host woods. These dynamic images showcase Kathy’s passion for woodworking and photography, many displayed in one of a kind handmade frames crafted from native hardwoods. Kathy’s passion for nature and her unique ability to observe even the most minute details in the world around us, demonstrate a breathtaking awareness of the beauty that surround us.

The photography exhibit will be ongoing through July.

Event is free to the public. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

For more information, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

Common Summer Mushrooms and Fungi of Arkansas

mushroomSunday, June 21, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

Presented by Jay Justice

Join us for our second workshop with renowned mycologist Jay Justice as we discover common mycological finds in the Boston Mountains! After a brief presentation in the morning, we will take a break for lunch then forage for chanterelles and other funtastic fungi in the beautiful Boston Mountains. Then we’ll gather our finds, head back to Ozark Folkways for a hands on identification workshop followed by a mushroom-centric dinner and wine.

Those of you who joined us for our first class with Jay know what a great time we had and we expect this class to fill up quickly, so pre registration is required. Please bring a sack lunch for our afternoon break.

Cost is $40 per person, which includes dinner. Pre-registration is required.

To sign up, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

Chuck Brodsky

Chuck Brodsky

Chuck Brodsky

Friday, September 11, 7:00 pm

“Take it out back” with storyteller, songwriter, troubadour, and modern-day bard Chuck Brodsky on our beautiful outdoor stage!

With only his acoustic guitar and his voice Chuck will draw you in with genuine, down-to-earth warmth and his quirky, finely crafted songs. Using wit and irony, set to haunting melodies, he tells the stories of oddball and underdog characters through his syncopated guitar strumming or sweet finger-picking. His songs celebrate the goodness in people—the eccentric, holy, profound, courageous, inspiring, and the beautiful. They poke fun at what needs to be poked, and sometimes they challenge. They’re sworn to tell the truth.

Cost is $10 per person. Refreshments are available. Bring a blanket or lawn chair — coolers will be permitted.

For more information, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

Freda’s Basket Class

basketsApril 11, September 26, November 7 (all dates are on a Saturday) 10:00 am

Choose your own basket!

Tools:

  • Bring what tools you have on hand. (There will be
    extras to share where needed.)
  • Craft Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Small flathead screwdriver
  • Water Basin
  • Clothespins
  • Pencil
  • Old towel
  • Sack lunch

Let me know if you know what you would like to work on, or have any questions.
Cost: $15.00 plus the cost of the basket kit. Basket kit prices start at $12.00 depending on size and materials required.

As always class size is limited so be sure to reserve your space as soon as possible. Ozark Folkways can be contacted by email at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com or by phone at 479-634-3791.