Black Doll Show / Classes and Workshops / February 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2pm– Sassy Sistah Doll Workshop with Amaechina Anyanwu

It’s your last chance!

Join Leimert Park’s own Amaechina Anyanwu for a workshop making your own “Sassy Sistah” doll with repurposed fabrics, jewels, and other found objects to reflect inner beauty. The class is limited to 20 participants and we strongly encourage you to RSVP at 323/734-1165. This will be the third, and final, dollmaking workshop as part of the 36th Annual Black Doll Show- Paper, Plastic, Ceramics, and Wood. Come visit the gallery early and get inspired, then take part in in the workshop beginning at 2pm!

The workshop is hosted by the Friends of William Grant Still Arts Center. There will be a $15 materials fee (cash or check only).

Amaechina Anyanwu is one of the artists featured in this year’s Black Doll Show. She is a Los Angeles-based serial socio-cultural entrepreneur, professional speaker, staff development trainer, business consultant, mixed-media artist, art workshop presenter, community leader and volunteer.  As a mixed media artist, Amaechina’s work re-purposes and redefines found objects and introduces new ways of seeing and giving voice to cultural, social and political topics.  Many of her themes involve positive representation of women and girls that emphasizes the vast diversity of attributes among women in the African Diaspora.  Amaechina was also the Executive Producer of The Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival from 2009-2015, and is the Founder of Global Fest LA, The Kwanzaa Film Festival, The Alliance of West Coast Event Producers and Co-Organizer of LA Naturals.   You can read more about Amachina’s work on her website.

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