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Folk Quilt
June 2021

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A special project two years in the making Artist Somer Hahm partnered with the Folk School for fiscal sponsorship and authored a Community Arts Development Grant from the Alaska State Council of the Arts and the National Endowment of the Arts. 

Together in a workshop offered through the Folk School, 24 youth between the ages of 8-18 each color designed and created a painted quilt block. Somer then combined the patterns and framed the result to create what we collectively titled the "Folk Quilt". Installed on the Folk School June 19, 2021, the Folk Quilt is located on cabin 66 in the historic Pioneer Park/AlaskaLand.

A deep and sincere thank you to the Folk School, and to all of our wonderful volunteers that made this art piece possible, and this opportunity for youth artists to create this lasting public art! 

Photography by Sarah Manriquez

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A very heartfelt thank you to our sponsors for the Folk Quilt. This art piece was funded with a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment of the Arts. 

Our local sponsors also made this work possible, a huge thank you to the Folk School of Fairbanks, Superior Hardwoods, and Sherwin Williams.

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The youth artists at the installation of the Folk Quilt

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Installation images of John Manthei, Tom Zimmer, and Somer Hahm installing the Folk Quilt on the back of Cabin 66 housing The Folk School at Pioneer Park/AlaskaLand.

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The Folk Quilt Install Team:

Amelia, Somer, Randall, Tom, Kerri, and John

Photography by Sarah Manriquez

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