Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Monastery,Seminary Event

Folk art exhibit in Archabbey Library Gallery

Monday, July 17- Thursday, August 31
Location: Archabbey Library Gallery

Folk -art -by -Tom -Wintczak -for -webSaint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery, St. Meinrad, IN, is hosting an exhibit by Posey County folk artist Tom Wintczak. The show will run from July 17 through August 31.

The "Value in Folk Art" exhibit includes ceramics in the style of Early American settlers and Fraktur painting that was used to embellish documents of various kinds. Wintczak is inspired by early folk art, but does not make reproductions. He uses the old tools and techniques to express his values and tell his story.

His passion for making folk art pottery grew out of his admiration for the simplicity of form and the fun in telling a story or communicating an idea. He draws inspiration from Early American potters (1750-1850) and Southern folk art potters of the mid- to late-19th century.

Wintczak was named one of America's best traditional artisans in 2008 through 2017 by a jury of curators from such prestigious institutions as the Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, American Folk Art Museum, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Mount Vernon and Winterthur. The panel of experts was convened byEarly American Lifemagazine. He also has been honored with Indiana Artisan status.

His work can be seen at Bee Tree Pottery ( in Posey County or at various art festivals, such as Christmas in New Harmony or the Rendezvous in Vincennes.

For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311, or visit the Archabbey Library's website:

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Those wishing to view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.