Women hold up half the folk-art sky
International Folk Arts Week always means there’s a whole lot to do, but the best way to start off is with the first opening of the week, Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform
Communities, an event that promotes women throughout the world who produce, manage, and market their traditional art. Works by female artists from 10 international folk-art cooperatives can be seen at the inaugural exhibition of the Museum of International Folk Art’s new Gallery of Conscience, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 4.
A panel discussion with the artists and exhibition guest curator Suzanne Seriff is set for 2 p.m., and there’s a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Entrance is by museum admission. All events take place at the museum, 706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill. Call 476-1200.
Kenyan beadworker Rebecca Lolosoli