Culture
4:44 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Strange and Beautiful: An Interview with Folk Art Collectors Willem and Diane Volkersz

Credit Arthur Frenchy, Chair with Plastic Bird, early 1960s, painted chicken bones & collage, 14 ½ x 13 ¼ x 8 From the collection of Willem and Diane Volkersz

Tomorrow marks the opening of a new exhibition at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, entitled Strange and Beautiful: American Folk Art from the Willem Volkersz Collection. The show features paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other, less-easily classified, art objects created by self-taught artists from around the country, and collected by Willem Volkersz and his wife Diane. KRCC’s Jake Brownell spoke with the pair about their collection and the broader tradition of folk art in America.

Work from their collection of American Folk Art will be on display at the Fine Art Center beginning tomorrow, and lasting until June. For more information, click HERE.