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John C. Bielik is an itinerant artisan, instructor, and historic trades preservationist. John received a B. F. A. from Missouri State University(Springfield) and an M. F. A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. Creative influences have been through experiences as a teacher, student, graphic designer, and artist. John combines these experiences with an interest in history and the Historic trades of papermaking, book binding, and paper marbling. He has held classes in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. You can see John's historically inspired demonstrations at the Heritage Artisan's Week at Historic New Harmony, Indiana, The Felix Valley House State Historic Site, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, Fort De Chartres, Prairie Du Roche, Illinois, Madison County Fair and Rodeo, Madison, Nebraska, Scholhaire County Fair, Cobbleskill, New…

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  • Male
  • Born on June 29
  • Joined December 9, 2008

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About

John C. Bielik is an itinerant artisan, instructor, and historic trades preservationist. John received a B. F. A. from Missouri State University(Springfield) and an M. F. A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. Creative influences have been through experiences as a teacher, student, graphic designer, and artist. John combines these experiences with an interest in history and the Historic trades of papermaking, book binding, and paper marbling. He has held classes in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. You can see John's historically inspired demonstrations at the Heritage Artisan's Week at Historic New Harmony, Indiana, The Felix Valley House State Historic Site, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, Fort De Chartres, Prairie Du Roche, Illinois, Madison County Fair and Rodeo, Madison, Nebraska, Scholhaire County Fair, Cobbleskill, New York, Erie County Fair in Hamburg, NY, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and in Tennessee during the Harvest Celebration at Dollywood. John's work is featured in the shops at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, and has been chosen as a heritage artisan and listed in the Directory of Traditional American Crafts, August of 2011 and 2016.

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