Five inducted into Hall of Master Folk Artists

Festival 2017 Inductees to Hall of Master Folk Artists

The Hall of Master Folk Artists at Northwestern State University recently added five new members as part of the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival. Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival and Louisiana Folklife Center Director Dr. Shane Rasmussen far left, and Northwestern State President Dr. Chris Maggio, far right, welcomed inductees, from left, Sammy Nix and Ganey “Pop” Hymes of Natchitoches, Barbara Franklin of Baton Rouge, Ed Huey of Natchitoches and Steve Riley of Mamou. Since 1981, the Louisiana Folklife Center’s Hall of Master Folk Artists has recognized more than 100 state artisans in music, arts, crafts and more. Photo by Peter Jones