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The Czech artistry of Marj Nejdl

Marj Nejdl is a Master Czech Folk Artist from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who generously gives of her time and talent. She and a friend, Pat Martin, have collaborated on a book that explores Nejdl’s art, including her batik, or wax resist, Czech egg decorating. Related: Marj Nejdl teaches Czech School students the art of egg […]

Ending nears for Czech odyssey

As the Czech School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, begins to celebrate its 150th year in 2019, a project to document that history is nearing its end. For the past two years, in homes, care centers, at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and elsewhere, I’ve talked to more than 50 people with Czech […]