The Making of a Dream: Loy Bowlin at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED EXHIBITION THE MAKING OF A DREAM: LOY BOWLIN + JENNIFER JOY JAMESON Jan. 29, 2017 – Jan. 5, 2019 In 1975, Loy Bowlin reinvented his life and transformed into the “Original Rhinestone Cowboy.” That adopted persona inspired him to convert his home into a dazzling art environment. Folklorist Jennifer Joy Jameson adds…

Swedish-American Lutheran Family History: Transcribing the Past for the Future

I have recently been providing consultation services to Bet Ison, a former librarian and archaeologist living in Eastern Kentucky, who, along with her husband Cecil, have built their rural homeplace into a wondrous art environment (photos by me). Aside from building and maintaining their home, Bet, who comes from a long line of Swedish-American Lutherans,…

Summer 2014: Oral History Workshop at the Historic Scarritt-Bennett Center

This summer, on June 21st, 2014, I will be leading a day-long workshop on introductory oral history techniques for individuals and organizations at the historic Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville. The workshop will have a specific focus on using the tools of oral history and digital storytelling for social justice. The program is offered through SBC…