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Crochet Jam with Ramekon O'Arwisters

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Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

102 Kroeber Hall, University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720

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Join artist Ramekon O'Arwisters for Crochet Jam, a public art-making event that is embracing and inclusive, no experience required.

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Crochet Jams engage the public to think differently about the role of art within community and the power of art within society. Crochet Jam—a public, art-making event that's embracing and inclusive, with no attempt made to dictate the creative process nor judge the finished project—is meditative, liberating, and empowering.

"Creativity makes us kin . . . the goal is to quickly and easily engage participants in a relaxed and creative state by transforming cloth strips into large tapestries using folk-art tradition of rag-rug making. Crochet Jam . . . is a bridge that unites people and cultures." - Ramekon O'Arwisters

This event is hosted alongside the Hearst Museum's current exhibit, Cloth That Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space and is included with museum admission.

About the Artist

Ramekon O'Arwisters started Crochet Jam in 2012. His social-art practice is rooted in a cherished childhood memory that's steeped in the African-American tradition of weaving in a calm and non-judgmental environment without rules or limitations. crochetjam.com @crochetjam

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The Museum’s newly renovated Gallery strives to provide excellence in accessibility for all visitors. The entrance and all exhibit spaces are wheelchair accessible and located on a single floor. Automatic door push-buttons are available at the front entrance. Content is provided at standard heights with all text in large, legible fonts. A variety of furniture is provided throughout the Gallery to provide resting points for all guests. All exhibit cases and displays are cane detectable. Public restrooms are located near the Gallery. With advance notice, we are happy to provide additional support for guests with specific needs. Please email pahma-gallery@berkeley.edu for more info.

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