Women hold up half the folk-art sky

Pasatiempo - - Mixed Media -

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

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