Bill Berg has been making musical instruments for over thirty years. He enjoys working in his Nashville shop, Mountain Made Music, where he specializes in instruments mountain dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, bowed psalteries, lap harps, and various other harp-like instruments. Bill finds it fascinating to take a piece of raw wood cutting it and finding its beauty within, which he makes into exceptional musical instruments. He handcrafts each instrument and critiques it until he is satisfied with the exact tone and sound quality he feels it should produce. Bill Berg doesn’t call himself an artist, just a craftsman. However, the creations that he makes are definitely a form of art beyond anyone’s imagination.
Saturday, September 17: Lotus in the Park
Schedule subject to change.
Indiana is celebrating its 200th birthday throughout 2016. As part of the statewide Bicentennial Celebration, Traditional Arts Indiana will feature the works of four Indiana instrument makers as well as the traveling exhibit “Indiana Folk Art: 200 Years of Tradition and Innovation.” This 24-panel traveling exhibit, includes the work of more than 45 artists from throughout Indiana. At Lotus in the Park, TAI will showcase four master instrument makers dedicated to diverse traditional art forms found in our state. Artisans include Bruce Taggart (Mandolin/Fiddle Builder), Clint Bear (Guitar Maker), Bill Berg (Dulcimer Builder), and Tony Artis (African Drum Maker). In addition to informative panels and ongoing artisan demonstrations, the exhibit also features workshops with each of the artisans at the Education Pavilion throughout the day. Lotus is proud to partner with Traditional Arts Indiana through the Indiana Bicentennial Commission to commemorate the history and future of arts and culture in the state.