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DIY this Sunday at the African Unity Festival


by Lydia Regalado 28 May 2008

There will plenty to create this Sunday at the African Unity Festival in downtown Dallas. The festival will take place on the 1st floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library from 1 to 5 p.m. Among the many activities planned are jewelry making with cowry shells, palm leaves and gold. Visitors also can try […]

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There will plenty to create this Sunday at the African Unity Festival in downtown Dallas. The festival will take place on the 1st floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library from 1 to 5 p.m. Among the many activities planned are jewelry making with cowry shells, palm leaves and gold. Visitors also can try their hand at Ethiopian basket making, create dolls from raffia and experiment with henna. There will also be African drumming and dance lessons through out the festival, click here for a schedule of events. I can’t make it this week, but the African Unity Festival is sure to be a fun, creative celebration for everyone.

I’ll be back next week at the “The Basics of Bookbinding” workshop taught by artist Jen Rose.

The workshop is scheduled for Sunday, June 8th, 1pm-3pm in the Janette Kennedy Gallery at the Southside on Lamar. There is a $25 fee, but that covers all the supplies needed to create two sketchbooks using unique hand-made paper and the traditional Japanese stab binding techniques. Space is limited, so contact Jen Rose at 214-544-5577 to register.
See you there!

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