It's exciting to open firstname.lastname@example.org each day and read about artists who are entering work and groups who want to host Celebrating African Grandmothers. Everyone has fond memories of the stunning work, the response of the community and the awareness raised by Turning the Tide. "Can we have the show in September? " " Is the show available for February?" "I am going to do a soft sculpture." "I'm making a clay sculpture of the side view of a woman's head." "I'm painting." Artists and grandmother groups are getting on board from the BC Islands to the Prairies.
Canadian Quilter has asked for an article. Pacific Spirit Quilters want to know more! Sheryl Mackay from CBC's North by Northwest will emcee the gala auction. It's all coming together! Have you started your piece yet?
Royal City Gogos will be selling this gorgeous Kazuri jewelry at our Artisan Crafts for Africa on Saturday Nov. 3, 326 Twelfth Street, New Westminster from 10 am - 4 pm.
Kazuri offers hope and opportunity for Kenyan women who create ceramic beads in a Fair Trade workshop that was once a part of Karen von Blixen's coffee plantation. Kazuri means "small and beautiful." Its smooth finish and high gloss make it a pleasure to wear.
Selling Kazuri is a win/win for Royal City Gogos. Most of the money raised supports 350 Kenyans in the workshop affording them a fair wage and safe working conditions. The balance of the funds goes to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation which works with community based organizations in sub Saharan Africa.
Now, will I buy the red this year or the bronze -- maybe the black and white?