Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Art of Bobbin Lace Making

National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow
at Homestead National Monument of America

On Saturday, January 26, 2008, National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow Sonia Domsch will demonstrate the art of bobbin lace making from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Education Center at Homestead National Monument of America. A National Heritage Fellowship is the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Ms. Domsch is from Atwood, Kansas and enjoys teaching people the skill of bobbin lace making.

National Heritage Fellowships are awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. As part of its efforts to honor and preserve our nation's diverse cultural heritage, the National Endowment for the Arts annually awards one-time-only National Heritage Fellowships for master folk and traditional artists. These fellowships are intended to recognize the recipients' artistic excellence and support their continuing contributions to our nation's traditional arts heritage. Sonia Domsch was named a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow in 1986.

Ms. Domsch appears at Homestead National Monument in support of the Smithsonian traveling exhibition entitled “Inspirations from the Forest.” The exhibition is on display at the Homestead Education Center through Sunday, February 24. The exhibition demonstrates how nature serves as inspiration for creating works of artistic and musical expression. The themes include poetry, song, paintings, sculpture, instrument making, basketry, photography, weaving, and quilting.

Homestead National Monument of America is located on Nebraska State Highway 4, four miles west of the Highway 136/Highway 77 junction in Beatrice, Nebraska. The monument is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. All programs are free of charge. For more information, please phone 402-223-3514 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/home.

1 comment:

Tara Jardine said...

The Bobbin Lace demonstration was wonderful! Over sixty visitors were able to meet and enjoy the talents of Sonia. The afternoon past quickly as she explained her craft and shared personal stories about her family's lace making history.

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