Brown County Survey
This collection is comprised of audio interviews and photographic documentation of various traditional artists and tradition bearers in Brown County, conducted in the summer of 2008. Brown County is very rich in traditional arts as well as fine arts. There are arts studios scattered throughout the small towns and rural areas. The county is known for its beautiful hilly and forested areas and is a tourist favorite, thus the very fertile ground for nurturing and supporting artists of various genres. In this collection, just a few of these artists are featured, such as fudge-makers, log cabin makers, leatherwork artists, stained glass artists, a family dynasty of glass-blowers and sculptors, potters, pipe organ restorers, walking stick makers, weavers, chair caners, woodworkers, gourd artists, cabinetmakers and rag rug makers.
- Ilze Akerbergs