NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1994

  • Clarence Fountain grew up in a churchgoing and musical family in Selma, Alabama. His parents, William and Ida Fountain,...

  • Liz Carroll was born September 19, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Irish immigrant parents from County Offaly...

  • Mary Mitchell Gabriel was born November 12, 1908, in the Passamaquoddy Indian Township of Princeton, Maine. Her mother and...

  • Johnny Gimble was born May 30, 1926, in East Texas, and raised on a farm near Tyler. By the...

  • Frances Varos was born September 29, 1910, in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico. In 1929, she moved to the northern...

  • Violet Hilbert was born July 24, 1918, in the Skagit Valley of Washington State. She was part of a...

  • In East Asian cultures, many artistic traditions are considered to be ways of achieving self-discipline as well as a...

  • D.L. Menard

    D. L. Menard was born in 1932 outside of Erath, Louisiana, near the sugarcane farms and saltwater marshes of...

  • Simon Shaheen was born in 1955 in Tarshiha, a Christian village in the Galilee region of northern Israel. He...

  • Lily Kambourian was born in 1919 in Aleppo, Syria, three years after her parents fled the Armenian city of...

  • Elder Roma Wilson was born December 22, 1910, in Tupelo, Mississippi, one of 10 children raised on his parents'...