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Art in the Arsenal - Art/Culture Workshop with Corey Alston, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Art in the Arsenal - Art/Culture Workshop with Corey Alston, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Art in the Arsenal - Art/Culture Workshop with Corey Alston, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Time & Location

Aug 12, 2023, 11:00 AM – Aug 13, 2023, 12:00 PM

Beaufort, 713 Craven St, Beaufort, SC 29902, USA

About the event

Join us at the Gullah Art Gallery on August 12th from 2pm to 430pm and learn all about Indigo! In this family-friendly workshop, we’ll learn about the history of indigo in the Lowcountry, and the critical role enslaved Africans played in making indigo, one of the most important parts of the local economy and culture. We’ll also look at how indigo is used in different ways (from paint to hair dye), and then we’ll make our own indigo-dyed projects to bring home! Ayo Ngozi is a community herbalist, educator, and visual artist. A fourth-generation descendant of herbalists, she serves on the faculty of the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism and is a guest instructor at many programs and conferences in the US and abroad. Ayo also serves on the advisory council of the Seed, Soil + Spirit School, is a contributor to several books and publications, and is co-creator of the Black Mystery School and Planting Reparations projects. Ayo has also exhibited her art at several galleries and museums, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. She lives with her family in Savannah, GA. Come and join us at the Gullah Art Gallery! This is a free workshop open to the community for ages 4-104! Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Register for the FREE event here. For more information about this workshop call (843)962-3937. Seats are limited!

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