Refugee artists participate in annual Peace Council event
Miniature ceramic cows, beaded jewelry and hand-sewn items made by Syracuse refugees from South Sudan, DR Congo, Kazakhstan and Burma (Myanmar) will be some of the new immigrant arts featured for the first time at the Peace Council 41st Annual Plowshares Craftfair & Peace Festival at Nottingham High School on Saturday, Dec. 3 (10 a.m-5 p.m.), and Sun. Dec. 4 (11 a.m.-5 p.m. The participation of newcomers to our city is made possible through the collaborative efforts of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Catholic Charities and the Dept. of Anthropology in the Maxwell School. For a small donation, festivalgoers will have the opportunity to take home a unique handmade object and to support the traditional arts of newcomers to our city. Food and other local handmade crafts will be available at affordable prices. Throughout the two day event there will be on-going entertainment by community musicians. Sliding scale entry fee $2-$5). For entertainment schedule and more information, see: http://www.peacecouncil.net/plowshares/entertainment.htm.
Contact Person: Faye McMahon
Dept. of Anthropology
443-6231, ext. 1