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Sonya Darrow  (319)Czech/Artist/heirloom caretaker/Goodwill Thrift Artist in Residence. Recipient of Iowa Arts Council & NEA grant for Stezky/Pathways project

The cutest and sweetest Czechs live in Clutier ✔️❤️ happy zip code day! #stezkypathways @nationalczechslovakmuseum

I'm in Clutier to celebrate their zip code day!!! 52217Czechs ))) ✔️❤️ with the cutest Czech dialect ;) #stezkypathways @nationalczechslovakmuseum

A little rain didn't stop me ;) these are my Czech roots ))) #319czech #stezkypathways díky moc to @vhasek for taking pics!

Grand Marshal: I'm getting ready for the Houby Days Parade...I'll be in my folk identity: (319)Czech & heirloom caretaker ✔️❤️🍄#stezkypathways #319czech

Happy Birthday to my Moravian ))) I miss him ✔️❤️

I'm working on a book for #stezkypathways )) this was given to me by the person who's helping me bring it all together: Molly Cook. @iowaartscouncil @neaarts @nationalczechslovakmuseum

Next weekend is HOUBY DAYS!!! I'm this year's Grand Marshal :) I'll be in my (319)Czech folk dress & celebrating all the Czech communities across Iowa #stezkypathways #houbydays @nationalczechslovakmuseum

:) guess what's happening? The grave markers of Jessie, Addie, & Effie of the infamous vaudeville act “The Cherry Sisters” are being renovated. Kelly Shriver & I will hold a memorial service in July for the three sisters. June 3rd is the service for the two sisters buried in Marion at Oakshade. Ta Ra Ra boom de ay the Cherry Sisters are here to stay! @historylinncoia

Today, the community of Ely gave me a dedication ceremony for their objects. I was given a root from the oldest tree in the original settlement of the Moravian Brethren in Ely. Moments like these bring me to tears...I'm a keeper of tradition & heirloom caretaker #stezkypathways @nationalczechslovakmuseum @iowaartscouncil @neaarts

českoamerický lidový: třetí ruka / third hand / material culture ;) starting to build the (object)pathways to Czech settlements across Iowa. I modified this tool - it's used as an attachment to the table acting as the 'third hand' for embroiders ))) #stezkypathways exhibition opens June 24th @nationalczechslovakmuseum @iowaartscouncil @neaarts

#stezkypathways I'm ready to roll ))) Czech folk motifs across Iowa. The rollers are from my fav junk shop in #brno. I couldn't find the right holder for it so I made my own :) resourceful expressions @iowaartscouncil @iowaculture @nationalczechslovakmuseum @neaarts

Ta Ra Ra book de ay! The Cherry Sisters are here to stay! Ella & Lizzie Cherry from the infamous vaudeville act will finally get their resting place - dedication & service at 2PM on June 3rd @ Oakshade Cemetery in Marion. Kelly Shriver & I have been working on this project, which includes restoring Jessie, Addie & Effie's graves at Lindwood - event TBA ))) @preserve_iowa @iowaculture @historylinncoia @theatrecr

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