Youth & Family
December 910:00am – 11:30am
December 91:00pm – 3:30pm
Swedish Christmas goat made out of straw used as a decoration during the holidays. There is a giant one built in Gävle, Sweden, every year and this year ASI has added its own oversized julbock to the collection.
Hur många julbock har du hemma? How many straw Christmas goats do you have at home?
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!— ASI Member
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI— CNN
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI
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Karen Keenan, inspired by her 1800’s Swedish ancestors, is working to revive an almost lost folk art, that is jewelry made from a renewable resource: human hair. Thanks to fellowship support from the American-Scandinavian Foundation and family in Våmhus, Dalarna, Sweden, Karen rekindled interest in hairwork jewelry by learning from master teacher Joanna Swenson. An educator, musician, and ceramic artist, Karen is driven by curiosity, the artistic process, and handwork in general. In addition to creating contemporary hairwork applications, Karen explores how its traditions were practiced and translated by Scandinavian immigrants in America. She enjoys listening to others share their experiences with this art form and finds joy in teaching others how to make hair jewelry in the traditional table-made braiding style.
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