Master Artist Marina Forbes to lead series of programs on African Art

Come to the Auburn Public Library and experience the Art of the African country of Ethiopia with award-winning artist and Master Artist Iconographer Marina Forbes in a mini-series of special programs made possible by the support of the Camden Conference.

On Friday, September 25, 2015 at 6:00pm Marina Forbes, will offer a unique interactive and beautifully illustrated presentation on the rich folk tradition of Ethiopian icon painting.

On Saturday, September 26 from 10 – 1 come Paint Your Own Traditional African Icon. The workshop is open to adults, teens and families with children 6 and up.  It is a great opportunity for adults and families to work together and learn about Ethiopian crafts and culture. Inspired by spectacular images of Ethiopian art, program participants will have a unique opportunity to use their creativity and imagination to produce their own authentic pieces of collectible folk art.
The goal of the workshop is to produce a finished piece of folk art. Throughout the workshop, students will be listening to traditional music. Paints and brushes will be provided. Students should purchase a pre-designed painting surface (there will be several options: free, $10 and $35).

Space is limited to thirty participants so please call 333-6640 Ext. 4 to reserve your space or use the on-line form on our calendar.