Craft Folk Artist Assessment Project, 2012-2013

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2012 - 2013 (Bulk dates)
Creator and/or Contributor
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator), Teresa Parker Farris (contributor), Rachel Ornelas (contributor)
Administrative/Biographical History Element

This project, conducted by Teresa Parker Farris and Rachel Ornelas, sought to update contact information of Louisiana folk artists and to determine whether they were still practicing in their tradition. As part of the project, Farris and Ornelas profiled five artists.

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 39 digital photographs and interviews and related interview notes, a photo log, and releases for profiles of craft artists Wynoka Boudreaux (New Orleans, social aid and pleasure clubs parading crafts), Scarlett Alaniz (Kenner, pinata making), Jeffrey Michael Poree Sr. (New Orleans, plasterer), Russell Forshag (Amite, traditional blacksmithing), and Charles Gillam (Algiers Point, woodworking). Also includes a project field report and essay. Hard copies of survey forms are also found.

481 (MB)
1 (folder)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Folk artists--Louisiana. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Costume design--Louisiana--New Orleans. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Pinatas. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Plastering--Louisiana--New Orleans. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Blacksmithing--Louisiana--Amite. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Woodwork--Louisiana--New Orleans. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Preferred Citation
Louisiana Folklife Program Project Files, Mss. 4730, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Related Entities:
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator)