Art Forms: Cultural Sustainability

Felicia Dvornicky – Pisanki

Felicia Dvornicky has been making both Polish pisanki (wax resist dyed Easter eggs) and wycinanki (cut paper) for over forty years. Born in Dundee, NY to a Polish American family, Felicia remembers seeing family friends’ pisanki from a young age.

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Congregation Kol Ami – Jewish Life in Elmira

Like many faith communities, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congregation Kol Ami has had to adapt to the conditions of everyday life. This short video illustrates how they have reinvented worshiping and their very popular Jewish Food Festival.

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John W. Jones Museum

John W. Jones Museum president, Talima Aaron describes how the home of John W. Jones, a local station master on the Underground Railroad, was saved from bulldozers by local activist Lucy Brown in the 1990s.

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