Tagged: Victoria Hofmo

Norwegian Memorial

Norwegian history landmarked in NYC

A remnant of New York’s rich Norwegian history is now likely to be preserved Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. It isn’t often in this age of McMansions and Starchitects that historic low-story buildings can be...

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Unexpected runes

Hurry in to the “Now and Forever: The Art of Medieval Time” exhibit in NY to see a Christian calendar in a pagan alphabet Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. I love medieval art because there...

Tine Thing Helseth

Meet Norway’s trumpet superstar

Miss Thing Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth is an artist who marches to the beat of her own horn. This 30-year-old hails from Oslo and has been setting the world...

Lois Tonnessen

Shaped by Norway

An interview with Norwegian-American painter Lois Tonnessen Andersen Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. It’s always wonderful to discover a new Norwegian-American artist. So it was with great pleasure that I was introduced to the work...

Lillehammer Håkons Hall

Lillehammer’s games still a source of pride

Memories of Olympics past Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. I remember the Lillehammer chill; the streets cloaked in a coat of frosty snow. Local rucksacks sprouted Norwegian flags trumpeting national pride in an understated manner....

Sámi artist Tomas Colbengtson

An indigenous people in glass

Sámi artist Tomas Colbengtson brings life to glass Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Maadter Aahka, the title of an exhibit at the UrbanGlass Agnes Varis Art Center Gallery in Brooklyn from Aug. 9 to Sept....

The building being rebuilt.

Little Norway back in big Norway

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. In May 2015, this publication wrote about the possibility of moving the Norwegian Building, constructed for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, back to Norway. Two and a half years later,...

Best hamburger on earth—in Norway?

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Each year the four-day American Festival Extravaganza is held in Vanse, Norway, during the last week in June. As part of the event, it hosts a cooking contest, judged for...

Trows and other Norse fragments

Linguistic clues to their Nordic past linger in the modern-day Shetland and Orkney Islands Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. While reading British-born author Ann Cleeves’s Shetland Island series, I became curious about her inclusion of...