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FACES Magazine July/August 2017
Title: American Folk: National Heritage Fellows
From hula dancers to basket weavers, meet some of the most talented traditional artists across the country! This special issue of FACES is all about NEA National Heritage Fellows—people with a serious passion for folk art. Enjoy an ancient Japanese tea ceremony (or chado) and make delicious ice cream mochi to serve at your own tea party! Check out traditional instruments, ranging from steel pans made of oil drums to bamboo organs to fish jawbones. Have fun at a Quinceañera, meet a circus performer, learn to dance a hula, or try your hand at the traditional Brazilian art of Capoeira. Learn the secrets to crafting beautiful mandalas or sweetgrass baskets. It’s one big celebration of American folk art. What will you create? The sky is the limit!
“The Way of Tea” by Smithsonian Staff
“World of Sound: Exploring Musical Traditions of NEA National Heritage Fellows” by Huib Schippers, Meredith Holmgren, and Claire Anderson
“Sweet Fifteen? Quinceañera and the Work of Eva Castellanoz” by Smithsonian Staff
“Hawaiian Language and Hula: Keeping a Tradition Fresh with the Kanaka’ole Family” by Smithsonian Staff
“Capoeira: An Art for Everyone” by Smithsonian Staff
“The Meaning of the Mandala: Losang Samten Brings an Ancient Tradition to School” by Smithsonian Staff
“Stitch by Stitch, Row Upon Row: A Legacy of Sweetgrass Baskets” by Mary Jackson
“The Naughty Little Rabbit and Old Man Coyote: A Tewa Story from Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo” as told by Esther Martinez
Regular features include: High 5, At a Glance, Critter Corner, A Closer Look, Where in the
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