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David Baker lights up any room with creative energy and joy. You may see him in a pink Easter bunny outfit in the spring, dressed as the spirit of fall at Fall Festival, or, on a more casual day, gliding around the Dining Hall in a flouncy, fluorescent tutu. In the spirit of the Folk […]

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Pizza Day minus 6 years. A potter, a dulcimer player, a painter, a poet and a berry farmer build a barrel-vaulted brick oven. Timber-framers build a structure around it. Iron workers make long-handled rakes, forks and peels. Stone-building classes dry-stack elbowhigh walls around it, carpenters make picnic tables and benches. Gardening classes plant fennel, oregano […]

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Each evening, one of nature’s botanical wonders, the Tina James Magic Primrose is putting on quite a show at dusk in the Vegetable Garden and behind the Painting Studio. In today’s age, folks congregate to watch movies, or concerts, or lectures, but not usually a plant. It’s strange and fantastic to see small groups of […]

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Well, we had an excellent auction this weekend—the diverse array of food was scrumptious, the band was hopping, and the art was impressive. Our Gala is more than a simple auction, it is a time where folks can come together and celebrate our unique community and our talented artists. This year’s Gala also marked a […]

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Magical. That’s the word used over and over to describe a week at the Folk School. And there’s always something that makes the visit extra special: last May it was the baby barn swallows peeking over the edges of their nests in the rafters outside Davidson Hall. This year it was the mountain laurel in […]

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