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20 Years & 31 Quilts Later

by Cory Marie Podielski on May 9, 2017

in Fiber Arts, Folk School Folks

A magical reunion happened in a recent Quilting class: “Playful Piercing” taught by Nancy Hinds. Nancy has been teaching at the Folk School for over 20 years, so it’s not unusual for her to have students return year after year to study with her, but what happened on April 30th was pretty remarkable. When Nancy […]

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Isn’t this recent photo above of a double rainbow captured by Brasstown resident Charlotte Bristow from the Keith House porch just spectacular? The rainbow occurred during the Brasstown Morris Dance practice on Wednesday April 12. Dancers interrupted Garland Dance practice catch a peek of this intense double rainbow from the deck at Keith House. We […]

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Search for Our New Director

by Keather Gougler on February 19, 2017

in Folk School Folks

With the impending departure of our Executive Director Jan Davidson, who has provided extraordinary leadership of the school for 25 years, we have an exciting opportunity for someone to continue to lead John C. Campbell Folk School with vision, spirit, energy, creativity and inspiration. The search for a new Executive Director has necessitated some important […]

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The month of December is a special time at the Folk School. Events, parties, food, themed classes, concerts, dances and performances unite the community in the holiday spirit. When the wreaths, garlands, and handcrafted ornaments appear in early December, we know the magic of the season has arrived. Recently, I connected with Nanette Davidson, our […]

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Jan Davidson Announces Retirement

by Cory Marie Podielski on November 18, 2016

in Folk School Folks, In the News, New & Noteworthy

After an award-winning 25-year tenure as executive director of the John C. Campbell Folk School, Jan Davidson, Ph.D. has announced that he will retire on March 1, 2017. Since joining the Folk School in 1992, Jan has focused on programming, facility building and renovation, fundraising, historic preservation, and conservation. Under his direction, the school’s annual […]

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