On Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00pm, at the Flint Memorial Library (North Reading, Mass), Suzanne Korn of North Reading will be presenting “New England’s Timeless Decoration: The Folk Art of Moses Eaton, Jr. and Rufus Porter”. It will be a fun and informative evening where attendees will learn about the tremendous impact the folk art of Eaton and Porter had on the lives of rural New Englanders in Federal period America.
The evening will feature a slideshow of Korn’s journeys throughout New England, where she has conducted research in homes, inns and taverns with Eaton’s historic wall stenciling and Porter’s signature landscape murals. The history of wall stenciling in New England, the life and times of Moses Eaton, Jr., and the genius of Rufus Porter, are all topics that will be explored. Some exciting new research regarding Rufus Porter will also be discussed.