Friday, March 23, 2012

Baskets From Senegal And Spring Art Sale At Brooklyn Workshop Gallery On Hoyt

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Baskets made by the Wolof Women of Mékhé Village, Senegal
(photos courtesy of Brooklyn Workshop Gallery)

This Saturday, stop by the Brooklyn Workshop Gallery on Hoyt Street at 3rd Street to check out the Senegalese Baskets which are featured as part of their Handmade Project.  The gallery will donate 10% of each sale to a local school. read on:

The HANDMADE PROJECT returns to Carroll Gardens as 
HANDMADE returns as the gallery opens after being closed since June 2011. 
BASKETS from SENEGAL and SPRING ART SALE!
HANDMADE is a retail project where Workshop Gallery Artists Foundation partners with individual artists, other non-profits or other crafts organizations in order expose the public to beautifully made artisan objects. Originally a holiday project in donated retail space (thank you again to the owners of 343 Smith Street -- we may never have thought of this without you), we now continue at Brooklyn Workshop Gallery.
Our first project, beautiful baskets made by the Wolof Women in Mékhé Village is brought to us by Astou Dioum, of Dioum African Art, and Diane Nerby, of the Happy Basket Project. We welcome them and their wares to our space, our neighborhood and our work! Come celebrate on Saturday, March 24, 2012 with a day of Senegalese Music, some coffee and tea!
The gallery is currently also featuring the work of Amani Ansari, Deborah Barlow, Luciano Granato, Shira Gregory, Erin McGrath, Rina Peleg, Cecile Romat, and Adrienne Yurick as well as some special pieces that have been donated to the Foundation. All art work is 25% off with 10% of that being donated to a local school.
We would like to thank David Shebiro of Rebel, Rebel in Greenwich Village for his supplying some of the music for this event. We have an afro-pop collection that features: Ifang Bondi, Diarama de Saint-Louis, Etoile De Dakar, Fonesca & His Anges Noirs, Guelewar, Orchestra Baobab, Pape Seck, Watto Siita, Star Band, Xadim, and Xalam. We will also feature some contemporary and traditional music throughout the day.
10% of all sales (baskets, art and donated pieces) go to the NYC public school of your choice. We especially support the schools in our neighborhood and will have a list on hand should you not know of a school to choose.


To see more about this show and about HANDMADE, please visit them on Facebook.

393 Hoyt Street (between 2nd and 3rd Streets) Brooklyn NY 11231 718.797.9427 
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday 1-7:00, Saturday 10-6:00, Sunday 2-6:00 and by appointment, closed Mondays

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