Hungarian Embroideries and Folk Art
On view through May 16th, The History Center is pleased to present Hungarian Embroideries and Folk Art Made and Acquired by Eniko Farkas, featuring an extensive sampling of embroidered textiles, folk art painted items, and original folk costume pieces. In addition to pieces collected, the exhibit will include a body of work designed and made by Eniko Farkas, a Hungarian master embroiderer and folk artist who resides in Ithaca.
"In retrospect, I was thinking why I was so attracted to color, variety in needle work. In the long run, I think I was always very creative but the poverty and misery of my life during the Stalin years thwarted it. Once in the United States, having a stable life, access to information, materials, the nurturing environment of Ithaca, and meeting many wonderful, kindred spirits, I was able to blossom out in my colorful embroideries and other art work."
In conjunction with this exhibition, The History Center is hosting a series of events throughout the spring that focus on the issue of recent local immigration.