Refugee folk artists at SU Showcase
The Department of Anthropology and the Honors Program will sponsor “Cultural Sustainability,” an exhibit of ethnic arts handmade by refugee artists in Syracuse, at SU Showcase on Wednesday, April 18, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Atrium of Schine Student Center.
Honors and anthropology students will co-host the exhibit with the Somali Bantu Association, Refugee Resettlement of Catholic Charities and St. Vincent de Paul Church. Some of the featured crafts include Congolese handbags and clothing, Burmese jewelry, Somali Bantu baskets and Sudanese jewelry and ceramic animals. For a donation to one of the partnering community organizations, visitors will have the opportunity to select a handmade object or have a unique Somali Bantu henna design created on your hand. The project, supported by the Folk Arts Initiative of the Dept. of Anthropology, was awarded the 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship.
For more information about the event, contact Felicia Faye McMahon at 443-6231 or see: