Friday, July 28, 2017

Young Artists Use Ancient Techniques In Stitched Into Memory

Meet the young Boston artists utilizing ancient tie dye, stitch and weave techniques to create a large scale West African textile installation at the opening celebration of Stitched Into Memory on:

Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Atlantic Wharf
290 Congress Street
Register for this Free Event

Visit Atlantic Wharf for an artful and cultural afternoon featuring an introduction by lead artist and educator Stephen Hamilton, free West African food, music and demos by local artist Imani McFarlane, and more. The event is open to all ages. Be sure to stop by on your way to the 7th Annual African Festival of Boston taking place 10 am - 7 pm on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Stitched Into Memory is an arts education initiative teaching ancient West African textile arts to Boston youth led by Stephen Hamilton, with the generous support of the New England Foundation for the Arts, and in collaboration with the Friends of Fort Point Channel. The project celebrates and commemorates the historic and contemporary African Diasporic communities of Boston.

originally published 7.25.17

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