The exhibition is on display at the New Town Hall until the end of next month.
The values of handicraft and folk art in Debrecen, which has several hundred-year traditions, can be seen in the Gallery of the New Town Hall. The newly opened exhibition shows the work of 60 artists from the 40-year-old Folk Art Association of Debrecen and Hajdú-Bihar County until the end of next month.
The jubilee exhibition also displays embroideries, ceramics, felts, and wood carvings. As of today, the New Town Hall Gallery will display around 240 exhibits by 60 artists.
Anikó Virágos Kozák Lajosné, secretary of the Folk Art Association of Debrecen and Hajdú-Bihar County, said that the objects on display are all juried products. This means they are made according to the folk tradition and are examples to follow.
Debrecen has been an essential centre for handicrafts for centuries, as the right to hold fairs made it a regional centre for folk art.
István Puskás, Deputy Mayor of Debrecen, stressed that the city is lucky to have craftspeople who continue cultivating its traditions.
“It is not just a way of preserving the past, but a very present activity. If you go to the Advent fair, the St. Michael’s Day fair, the St. George’s Day fair, or any big event in the city, you can always see these products and see that they are still useful objects today,” he said.
The exhibition has already been shown as a travelling exhibition in Nádudvar, Székelyhíd and Sáránd.
Source and photo credit: debrecen.hu