Includes references to: Judy Tyler, Vermeer girl, Oswaldo box "Il Signor il Sole," Sheree North, Judy Tyler box #2 "Suzy's Sun," and Schumann.
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Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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The fourth annual Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert featured the revival of interest in klezmer music, traditional instrumental music of the Jews of Eastern Europe. Heavily influenced by the existing folk genres in the area - e.g., Romanian, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Gypsy - and traditional Jewish cantillation, klezmer was filtered through Jewish ears and consciousness. Immigrant klezmer musicians who came from Eastern Europe to America during the early 20th century found a ready market for their skills. Many large American cities had Jewish neighborhoods filled with large young families. Yiddish was spoken by the vast majority. The newly arrived klezmorim found work using the old repertoire at weddings, society, labor union, and synagogue functions. Those adept at reading music could also find employment in Yiddish theaters. American-born musicians began to perform klezmer music in the mid-1920s.
After 1960, however, klezmer music became dormant, awaiting rediscovery and revitalization through the efforts of the dedicated scholars and performers of the klezmer revival. Many of the revivalists, such as those who were featured in the Rinzler Concert, returned to Jewish music after serious careers in Anglo American old time music. They have redefined the old music, lending a patina of artistry to the old, once-derogatory term klezmer, that had conjured up the image of a musical simpleton only capable of playing old Yiddish tunes poorly.
The 1998 Festival also celebrated Folkways at 50 through a series of concerts. Folkways Records was a touchstone of the early folk music revival through its support of many influential artists and its participation in many events. Its founder Moses Asch housed Sing Out! magazine during its early years; he recorded at the Newport Folk Festival; he published the recordings of generations of researchers and scholars - including some such as Ralph Rinzler who would eventually have a major influence on the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Moreover, the philosophies of Folkways and the Folklife Festival were similar: to celebrate cultural diversity and human artistry; to provide an educational framework through which to understand cultural manifestations; and to encourage people to delve as deeply as they wish into the subject matter by providing substantial supplemental material - liner notes in the case of Folkways and program books and sign panels in the case of the Folklife Festival. Three 50th anniversary concerts included:
Music for children was one of the most influential parts of Folkways Records - many people heard their first Folkways record in a classroom. Moses Asch thought children should be exposed to good, authentic music from many cultural traditions. This concert celebrated not only the contributions of musicians who perform for children but the creativity of children themselves.
Folkways Founders/U.S. Postal Service Folk Musicians Stamp Concert
In 1998 the U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp series commemorating four important figures in the folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s: Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Sonny Terry, and Josh White. All four artists recorded for Moses Asch. To honor these men who played prominent roles in both Folkways and 20th-century American music, musicians whose styles have been strongly influenced by them performed at an evening concert.
Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women Concert
Because most traditional Native women's music is performed in private settings - in their homes or during tribal ceremonies - very little of this music has been heard outside the women's own communities. Some of the artists featured on a new Smithsonian Folkways recording of Native women's music were featured in a concert that celebrated both the release of the album (itself an outgrowth of a 1995 Festival program) and the half-century that Folkways Records and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings had been introducing wider audiences to community-based music.
Henry Sapoznik was Curator of the Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert, and Kate Rinzler was Coordinator. For the children's matinee and Folkways Founders concerts, Anthony Seeger and Amy Horowitz were Curators and Ivy Young was Coordinator. For Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women, Howard Bass and Rayna Green were Curators.
The Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert was made possible with support from The Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Funds, the Ruth Mott Fund, Friends of the Festival, and Kate Rinzler. Support for Folkways at 50 came from BMI (the American performance rights organization), the United States Postal Service, M.A.C.E. (Mississippi Action for Community Education), Global Arts/Media Foundation, P.A.C.E.R.S. (Program for Academic and Cultural Enhancement of Rural Schools) Small Schools Cooperative & Community Celebration of Place Project, KOCH International, Smithsonian Magazine, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History, TRO, The Richmond Organization, Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment, Michael Asch, Walter Beebe and the New York Open Center, Andrew Dapuzzo and Disctronics, David Glasser, Charlie Pilzer, and Airshow Mastering, Inc., Judith DeMaris Hearn, Ella Jenkins, Richard Kurin, Mark Miller and Queens Group, Inc., Microsoft Corporation/Media Acquisitions Department, Arnold L. Polinger, Razor & Tie Entertainment, and The Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Funds.
Folkways at 50 Anniversary Concerts
Ella Jenkins, Chicago, Illinois
Larry Long, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Slater Huff, Packers Bend, Alabama
CHILDREN FROM MONROE HIGH SCHOOL, PACKERS BEND, ALABAMA -- CHILDREN FROM MONROE HIGH SCHOOL, PACKERS BEND, ALABAMAAngel Carstarphen, Packers Bend, AlabamaLaKecia Carstarphen, Packers Bend, AlabamaPaulette Carstarphen, Packers Bend, AlabamaAdrienn Cheeseboro, Packers Bend, AlabamaKimberly Cheeseboro, Packers Bend, AlabamaLatonya Cheeseboro, Packers Bend, AlabamaYshika Cheeseboro, Packers Bend, AlabamaRapheal Davis, Packers Bend, AlabamaDomoneek McCoy, Packers Bend, AlabamaTromesha Packer, Packers Bend, AlabamaBryant Timmons, Packers Bend, AlabamaPatricia Tunstall, Packers Bend, Alabama
CHILDREN FROM T.W. MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL, GOODSPRINGS, ALABAMA -- CHILDREN FROM T.W. MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL, GOODSPRINGS, ALABAMAShawn Bromley, Goodsprings, AlabamaCourtney Dotson, Goodsprings, AlabamaJon Dotson, Goodsprings, AlabamaStephanie Hicks, Goodsprings, AlabamaRyan Logan, Goodsprings, AlabamaBrandon Morris, Goodsprings, AlabamaJada Parker, Goodsprings, AlabamaCameo Raney, Goodsprings, AlabamaBrandon Reynolds, Goodsprings, AlabamaJosh Salter, Goodsprings, AlabamaLandon Waid, Goodsprings, AlabamaSabrina Williams, Goodsprings, Alabama
Folkways Founders, U.S. Postal Service Folk Musicians Stamp Concert
Arlo Guthrie, Housatonic, Massachusetts
Abe Guthrie, Housatonic, Massachusetts
Annie Guthrie, Housatonic, Massachusetts
Cathy Guthrie, Housatonic, Massachusetts
Sarah Guthrie, Housatonic, Massachusetts
Toshi Reagon, Brooklyn, New York
Josh White, Jr., Detroit, Michigan
THE WILLIE FOSTER BLUES BAND -- THE WILLIE FOSTER BLUES BANDWillie Foster, 1922-, Greenville, MississippiJohn Horton, III, Greenville, MississippiRoosevelt Rogers, Greenville, MississippiRichard E. Taliaferro, Greenville, MississippiLarry Wright, Leland, Mississippi
Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women Concert
Sharon Burch, Santa Rosa, California
Cedric Goodhouse, Fort Yates, North Dakota
Sissy Goodhouse, Fort Yates, North Dakota
Christina Gonzalez, Schurz, Nevada
Delgadina Gonzalez, Schurz, Nevada
JOY HARJO AND POETIC JUSTICE -- JOY HARJO AND POETIC JUSTICECharlie Baca, Albuquerque, New MexicoRichard Carbajal, Phoenix, ArizonaJoy Harjo, Hollywood, CaliforniaDerek James, Los Angeles, CaliforniaJohn Williams, Albuquerque, New MexicoSusan Williams, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Judy Trejo, Wadsworth, Nevada
TZO'KAM -- TZO'KAMJoyce Fossella, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaJudy Lemke, North Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaIrma Rabang, Sumner, WashingtonMaria Stiglich, Langley, British Columbia, CanadaFreda Wallace, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaFlora Wallace, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaRussell Wallace, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mary Youngblood, Sacramento, California
Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert
Sid Beckerman, clarinet
Lauren Brody, accordion, piano, vocals
Steven Greenman, violin
Margot Leverett, clarinet, saxophone
Paul Pincus, tenor saxophone
Mark Rubin, bass, tuba
Henry Sapoznik, banjo, vocal, producer, director
Peter Sokolow, keyboard, vocal, musical director
Michael Spielzinger, drums
Steven Weintraub, dance instructor
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An interview of Paul Marioni conducted 2006 September 18-19, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's home and studio, Seattle, Washington. Marioni speaks of his childhood in Ohio; excelling in math as a young student; being labeled a troublemaker in high school; his interest and skill in fixing cars and motorcycles; attending the University of Dayton, the University of Cincinnati, and San Francisco State University; receiving bachelor's degrees in English and philosophy; an interest in filmmaking; the joys and struggles of raising two children by himself; his unorthodox parenting philosophy; learning glass techniques from Judy Raffeal North; teaching experiences at College of Marin, California College of Arts and Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, and Penland School of Crafts, among others; the importance of fostering idea formation and creativity in educational institutions; his experiences as Artist-in-Residence at A.C. Fischer Glashutte and Spectrum Glass Co.; the development of his process for producing cast glass; the great number of public architectural commissions that resulted from the ability to work with cast glass; the more than 85 commissions he has completed alone and in collaboration with Ann Troutner; the difference between his gallery work and commission work; the pleasure he gets from working in the studio; travels throughout Europe, South America, Japan, Thailand, Mexico; his use of ambient light; strong responses received from his political artwork; his dislike of art critics; the vital role Glass Art Society played in supporting the studio glass art movement; the emphasis of human nature in his art; and plans for the future. Marioni also recalls Robert Nelson, Gunvar Nelson, John Bolles, Cecile McCann, Marvin Lipofsky, Dale Chihuly, Tom Bosworth, Fritz Dreisbach, Richard Marquis, Howard Ben Tré, Bertil Vallien, Jaroslava Brychtová, Stanislav Libenský, Randy Milhoan, Dante Marioni, Pino Signoretto, Sandy Blaine, Allan and Lenore Sindler, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Marioni (1941- ) is a glass artist from Seattle, Washington. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer, from San Francisco, California.
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 8 hrs., 18 min.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
0.01 Linear feet (ca. 900 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, journals, printed material, and exhibition material.
REEL 1647: Correspondence with Eduardo Carrillo, Nancy Hoffman, Stan Picher, Joseph Raffael, Cornelia Schulz, and William Wiley; poetry, journals describing her dreams, and a statement on her art; personal photographs and photographs of Grandma (Tressa) Prisbrey's Bottle Village, Santa Susana, California; exhibition files on "Four Quilts by 70 Women"; a collage by William Wiley; a Hong Kong travel diary kept by Raffael's husband and friends; a book compiled by Raffael containing sketches and correspondence from her father, Robert B. Collins; and printed material.
REEL 3470: Letters, photographs, and printed material relating to Grandma Tressa Prisbrey's Bottle Village.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and stained glass artist; San Geronimo, Calif.
Material on reel 1647 was lent for microfilming by Raffael, 1979. Material on reel 3470 donated by Raffael, 1981.
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Weaving on a backstrap loom : pattern designs from Guatemala / Judy Ziek de Rodriguez and Nona M. Ziek ; photos. by Roberta Forest ; drawings and figures by Kathy Ryan ; graphs by Judith Ziek de Rodriguez