Honoring Our Frontline Community Workers
The Folk School community has always come together to support one another during challenging times. Inspired by the efforts of essential frontline workers, we have created Hearts at Work, a new Folk School project to acknowledge and show our gratitude for front line workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
Folk School makers to created and donated heart-themed projects to be presented to essential employees in Clay and Cherokee counties. We’ve estimated nearly 2,800 essential workers from postal clerks to health care workers and grocery store employees. Since announcing the Hearts at Work project to students, staff, and instructors, the Brasstown post office has been delivering heart-filled packages every day and we are excited that we have now met our goal.
C. Angela Mohr writes:
“Dear Hearts at Work, I have been weaving hearts since our lockdown began, knowing that other hearts would need them. How fortunate to get the email today! Thank you!”
Many thanks to our family of artists for helping us honor frontline workers in Cherokee and Clay counties.
Gallery of Hearts
Enjoy a diverse gallery of some of the heart-themed submissions from our Folk School community. We asked that all art should be in the shape of a heart or include a heart motif.
Click on any image to start the slideshow.
The Folk School transforms lives, bringing people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.