Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Gallery Talk
by Dr. Gifty Benson

1:30 p.m.
Free admission

Join Dr. Gifty Benson, scholar and visiting curator, for an engaging tour of Wandering Spirit! This traveling exhibition traces the historical pathway of the African wax print over three continents from Asia through Europe to Africa and explores the meanings behind the names of individual fabrics. Dr. Benson offers a native Ghanaian perspective and will discuss the prints’ cultural significance.

Don't Miss!

Think Humanity Pop-Up Shop
To celebrate the opening of Wandering Spirit, the Ruth Funk Center will partner with Think Humanity, a nonprofit charity whose efforts support refugee communities in Africa. A retail space featured at the Center for opening weekend only will feature goods handmade by populations in Uganda. Proceeds will support and foster education within these displaced communities.

Kids’ Fun with Fabric: African Wax Print Playshop

Saturday, September 29
10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Ruth Funk Center Galleries & Mezzanine
For ages 9–14
Cost: $5, Pre-registration required

Join quilters Joan Engel and Kathy Van Pelt for a special playshop that’s just for kids!

After a guided tour of the galleries, bring your inspiration to the workshop where you will design your own Africa inspired scene using African wax print fabrics. No sewing required and all materials provided.

Please pre-register to Donna Sewell at 321-674-6129 or textiles@fit.edu by Monday, September 10.

Select programming made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation for Brevard.




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