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JCCFS Represents at the 75th National Folk Festival

by Cory Marie Podielski on September 17, 2015

in Clay, Out & About, Special Events, Wood

We had a great time this past weekend representing the Folk School at the 75th National Folk Festival. This was the 1st year (of a 3-year residency) that the Folk Fest was hosted in the city of Greensboro, NC. The event featured performances and demonstrations by over 300 of the nation’s finest musicians, dancers, and […]


Do you know about the heart of the Folk School? The people, the creativity, the tradition, the camaraderie, the music, the home cooking, the smell of Keith House when you first walk in? Arguably, these are all elements that make up the intangible heart of the Folk School, but I am talking here about the […]

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Mill House Painting

by Cory Marie Podielski on March 18, 2014

in Folk School Folks, Out & About, Painting & Drawing

Look what friend of the Folk School, Liz Dahmen, found at an estate sale in Beacon, NY this past weekend: It’s a beautiful painting of Mill House by the Blacksmith Shop! We don’t know the back-story, but the signature reads “F Caplan 1999.” Liz has a good eye and found a treasure in an unexpected […]

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Today at 9:00am, be sure to tune in to hear Jan Davidson on the radio with Mary Beth Lodge on What Matters: Creativity and Craft.


As you may have heard, Jan Davidson, our director, recently took a trip to Los Angeles for A Celebration of the Life & Work of David Rakoff at the New Beverly Cinema. David Rakoff was known for his humor writing which was often featured on the NPR program “This American Life.” He was also a […]