Show of Hands Schedule of Events

Join us May 2–4 for three days of artist demonstrations and panel presentations with artists and scholars from all over Nordic America and the Nordic countries. You’ll find the most up-to-date schedule below, but please note that it may be subject to change.

May 2

  • 14:00 – Panel: Cultural Heritage and the Making of an Artist
    Moderated by Josh Chrysler
    Hall of Ideas Room KLOP

    • Pekka Olson (MI)
    • Fredrik Prost (Sápmi)
    • Annikki Marttila (SD)
  • 16:00 Panel: Master/Apprentice Relationships
    Moderated by Kaitlyn Berle and Rina Rossi
    Hall of Ideas Room KLOP

    • Andrea Herkert (WI)
    • Tara Austin (MN/WI)
    • Phillip Odden (WI)
    • Else Bigton (WI)

May 3

Artists will be demonstrating their work throughout the day and available for questions and discussion, but will be featured on the main stage of the Grand Terrace.

May 4

  • 10:30 Panel: Engaging New Audiences
    Moderated by Anna Rue
    Hall of Ideas Room E

    • Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux (MN)
    • Valorie Arrowsmith (MN)
    • Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen (Denmark)
  • 12:00 Break for Lunch
  • 13:30 Panel: Welcoming New Audiences
    Moderated by Marcus Cederström
    Hall of Ideas Room E

    • Kathryn Hartman (WI)
    • Allen Holzhueter (WI)
    • Auður Björt Skúladóttir (Iceland)

All events are free and open to the public. Click here if you are looking for accommodation options.

Show of Hands is generously supported by the Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest project, Wisconsin Teachers of Local Culture, Mills Music Library, the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic, the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures, and the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study. Thank you also to our partners at the Wisconsin Arts Board, the Minnesota State Arts Board, Livsreise – Norwegian Heritage Center, the Museum of Danish America, North House Folk School, Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center, and the Wisconsin Historical Society.