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Event Name:
Vesterheim Open House Features Luther Student Folk Art

Event Type(s):
Community Event
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Be inspired by budding folk artists and Scandinavian traditions at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, during an open house for students from the “Scandinavian Fine Handcraft” January Term course at Luther College. This free community event will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 29, in the museum’s Main Building.

Event Date:

Event Time:
4:30 - 6:30 PM

Vesterheim Museum
523 W. Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101

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Contact Person:
Becky Idstrom
(phone: 563-382-9681, ext. 1)

During the open house, students from the class will demonstrate carving and exhibit their class projects. Refreshments will be served and there will be an outdoor fire to roast marshmallows for s’mores.
The class is taught by Harley Refsal, Luther professor emeritus of Scandinavian folk art. Refsal is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist who has taught Scandinavian figure carving throughout the United States and Norway. He was honored by Norway’s King H. M. Harald V with the St. Olav Medal of Honor for his efforts in reinvigorating Scandinavian figure carving in both the United States and Norway.