Celebrating Harley Refsal: PBS Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

On May 15, 2022, PBS and Vesterheim Folk Art School celebrated beloved instructor and Vesterheim Gold Medalist Harley Refsal! Award-Winning Producer Dana Conroy of Pioneer PBS created a 20-minute film about Refsal’s teaching and legacy. In addition to screening the short documentary, we heard stories from Liesl Chatman and Charles Banks, carvers and instructors who studied with Refsal. This screening event was cosponsored by Iowa PBS.

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