Published May 9, 2017
We had a great day out at James Monroe’s Highland for the 15th annual Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase. Among bites of stew, fried dried apple pies, and soul food we hope you were able to take in all of the masters and apprentices in attendance. Here are some of our favorite photos by our own Pat Jarrett.
Ellen Ratcliffe dances while Kitty Amaral, Scott Freeman and Danny Knicely perform. Artist Mama Girl talks with a patron. Trish Fore plays with the Cabin Creek Boys. Susan Gaeta and Gina Sobel perform. Grayson Chesser and his apprentices carved decoys. Ved Sheth sings Hindustani classical music. Nader Majd performs Persian music with his son. Danny Knicely, left, and Butch Robbins jam. Cheryl Maroney-Beaver, left, and her mother Tina Ingram-Murphy sing while cooking soul food with family. Members of Proclamation Stew Crew make Brunswick stew. Evelyn Lahman spins wool into yarn. Paddy Bowman participates in the Mesa ceremony. Julia Garcia conducts a traditional Mesa ceremony. Inlay work by Greg Galbreath of Buckeye Banjos. Nate Leath, left, and Danny Knicely. Aila Waldman, center, jams with Mason Via, left, and others. Erika Godfrey Testerman plays with Cabin Creek Boys. Ellen and Eugene Ratcliffe call a square dance. Deborah Pratt won the oyster shucking contest against her sister Clementine Macon. Deborah Pratt won the oyster shucking contest against her sister Clementine Macon. A grazing cow at Highland. Joey Mirabile and his apprentice Logan Caine. Julia Garcia conducts a traditional Mesa ceremony. Julia Garcia conducts a traditional Mesa ceremony. Sheep graze at Highland.