Please join us for a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. followed by an opening reception honoring the life and works of Marj Nejdl, a “Living Iowa Treasure” as designed by the Iowa Arts Council. Light refreshments will be served.
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Marj Nejdl: Master Folk Artist Exhibit Opening
January 27 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Marj Nejdl learned to decorate eggs in the traditional Czech style at an early age. Continuing the tradition was important because Nejdl knew egg decorating was a skill that had been passed down for more than 2,000 years. Nejdl was also a natural-born artist. She studied commercial art in Chicago before beginning her family. Beyond her work with egg decorating, she has kept busy over the years with various art forms including painting folk scenes on a variety of media including wood, ceramics, and stationery. She also illustrated many books published by the Museum Guild of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, and designs an annual Christmas ornament for the Museum Store.
The exhibit features examples of Nejdl’s folk art including decorated eggs, a quirky birdhouse, aprons, book illustrations, paintings and Christmas ornaments.
Cost: Free. Non-members wishing to tour the galleries beyond Anderson Hall will need to pay regular admission.
Sponsored by: NCSML Members & Volunteers Joyce Langlas & Pam Lewis