Master Artists/Master Teachers
Master Artists, Master Teachers: The Most Prolific Participants in the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program
In this online exhibition, the Missouri Folk Arts Program celebrates the traditional master artists who have participated 5 or more times in the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.
Since 1984, the Missouri Folk Arts Program has fostered hundreds of apprenticeships between master traditional artists and their apprentices. More than five hundred individual traditional artists, many in underserved rural, inner city, and ethnic communities in every corner of the state, have participated in the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.
As of 2012, nineteen traditional artists had participated five or more times in the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. This exhibit honors those master artists who have worked tirelessly to pass their art form to their apprentices, their communities, and the state of Missouri.
Online exhibition curated by student workers Darcy Holtgrave and Claire Schmidt
Blacksmith Darold Rinedollar is known for his horseshoeing and agricultural blacksmithing, as well as fine decorative and household work. Originally from Rockford, Illinois, Mr. Rinedollar learned his trade from aging German blacksmiths in upstate New…
When William Graves was asked in 1987 if there was anything in particular he wanted to include in Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program publicity about his art or his life, he wanted it known that he’d…
b. 1926 St. Joseph, Missouri Blacksmithing Apprentices: 1996 Melvin Glenn 1997 John Wiggington 1999 William Glenn 2002 Calvin Glenn 2006 Calvin Glenn 2007 Frank Hurt John Glenn learned the art of blacksmithing from his father,…