History of Rosemaling with Betty Dowe

Saturday, January 23, 2016 @1pm at the Harmony Public Library.

The Harmony Public Library invites you to spend the afternoon learning about the history of rosemaling Local artist Betty Dowe will share her knowledge on this traditional Norwegian art form.

Rosemaling classes will be scheduled with Betty through the library during our 2016 Centennial Year of Celebration.

Read on for information directly from Betty.

“I began taking classes in Rosemaling in 1978, through a continuing education class in Decorah IA., where I lived with my family. In 1980, I began teaching the beginning classes and continued to explore the different styles and patterns. Living in Decorah I was able to take advantage of Rosemaling classes at Vesterheim Museum. First 11 years I painted in oils but now use acrylics. As Editor of the Vesterheim Rosemaling Letter for 8 years I was able to meet and study with many Master Rosemalers. In 1987 I was the Editor of Vesterheim “Rosemalers’ Recipes” Cookbook.”

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