Local African American Artists discuss their work in the Arts. Moderator: Holly Hurd; Panelists: Lisa Grady-Willis, Helen Littlejohn, Lady Speech, Rosie Smith, Lea Chapman and Dannette Hollowell. Co-sponsored by Art Blaque.
The Gullah (or Geechee) are a distinctive group of African Americans, traditionally residing in the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia, that have maintained connections with their African heritage. The Garifuna (or Garinagu), formerly called Black Caribs, are a mixture of people indigenous to the Caribbean and the Africans that arrived in the area, who now reside in Central America. Both of these groups have retained their language, history, and culture, never losing sight of their distinctive identities.
This documentary uses insights from leading scholars and rare footage of the rural South with reenactments of a pivotal 1943 radio interview with Hurston. Hurston was a ground breaking African American novelist and anthropologist. Not Rated. Running Time 84 minutes.
MAD Beans & Wine Cafe 13th & Acoma (across the plaza from the Denver Art Museum)
Come solo or with friends to play word games like Scrabble, Boggle and Balderdash as well as a host of other fun games like Clue, Trivial Pursuit and others. You can even bring your own favorite game to play with other gamers. Enjoy wine, coffee and snacks from our host MAD Beans & Wine Cafe. It’s F-U-N on every last Wednesday of the month. One drink minimum please.
This is a perfect class for our teacher Janny Potter – not only is she a fantastic and adventurous knitter, she is a warm, kind-hearted and gentle teacher – so she makes learning new techniques a breeze. In this workshop, you’ll learn about turning knitted pieces into more sculptural items through the process of felting (causing the wool fibers to lock through heat, water and agitation). Felting is easy and has multiple crafting applications. $10 fee; all materials provided for this workshop. Registration is required http://denverlibrary.org/node/2626 and will open on Wednesday, January 18.
Mondays, February 6, 13, 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Your first chance of the new year to learn the craft of knitting. Fresh City Life has been creating new knitters since Fall of 2004 with the aid of our expert knitting teachers and the relaxing multiple-night classes. Learn the basics and we’ll help you move on to more advanced knitting as your confidence grows. All materials provided; $10 materials fee. Registration required http://denverlibrary.org/node/4130 and will open on Monday, January 23.