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Wandering Spirit

UA-PTC to host exhibit of African Wax Prints; Korto Momolu to speak

June 21, 2019
University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College Windgate Gallery will exhibit Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints July 12 – October 5, 2019, at The Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) at University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, in North Little Rock, Ark.

This exhibition is a tribute to the century-old handmade designs and patterns on textiles that originated in Indonesia and were copied and industrialized by Europeans and exported to Africa. Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints traces the developmental pathway of the African wax print and tells how these fabrics reflect the stories, dreams, and personalities of the people who wear them.

The exhibition is curated by Dr. Gifty Benson and organized by ExhibitsUSA/Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, Missouri.

Opening night reception

An opening night program and reception will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019, 6 - 8 p.m., with a speaker, designer/stylist Korto Momolu-Briggs at 6:30 p.m. in the CHARTS lobby.

Music will be provided by Zinse Agginie's Percussion Quartet. The reception and exhibit are both free and fully accessible to the public.

Windgate Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Windgate Gallery and CHARTS Theater Coordinator Debra Wood at (501) 812-2715 or [email protected].
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