2018 National Heritage Award Fellows at Reston Multicultural Festival

2018 National Heritage Award Fellows at Reston Multicultural Festival
September 22, 2018 11:00 AM

Reston Multicultural Festival
Saturday, September 22, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(performances times TBA)
Free • Open to the Public • Lake Anne Plaza

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellowships are the nation’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts. Come to the annual Reston Multicultural Festival, where you will see some of these great artists and so much more.

This year's fellows:

Carolyn Mazloomi, African American Quilter

Quilt by CarolynMazloomi's quilts have been exhibited in venues such as the National Civil Rights Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Her quilts often reference African-American history as well as African ancestry. In 1985, Mazloomi founded the Women of Color Quilter’s Network (WCQN), which provides its 1,700 members with presentations, venues for sharing technical information, grant writing and other services.




Eddie Bond, Appalachian Old Time Fiddler

Eddie BondEddie Bond is an Appalachian old time fiddler born into a family of musicians in the mill town of Fries, VA. Bond began performing at age 3, dancing for quarters. He then learned to play the guitar, autoharp, fiddle and banjo, while absorbing fiddle tunes from all of the old timers who lived in the region around Galax, VA. Bond is now the fiddler and lead vocalist for the New Ballard Branch Bogtrotters, whose name is a tribute to the original Bogtrotters, a famous Galax-area band of the 1930s.


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