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June 25, 2013
Empowering Women Artisan Market
Saturday & Sunday, July 20 & 21
10 am - 3 pm both days
Seattle – Artists from Rwanda, Morocco, Laos, Nepal, India, and Bolivia will demonstrate their skills in basketry, printing, weaving, and more during the Empowering Women Artisan Market at the Burke Museum on July 20-21, from 10 am – 3 pm. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet artists from across the globe, purchase a wide variety of artisan-made goods, and get insider knowledge on the exhibit Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities. This event is so big it will spill outside the museum’s walls, in true street-market style!
Leaders from six of the cooperatives featured in the Empowering Women exhibit will travel to the Burke from around the world. Their stunning paintings, wall hangings, baskets, clothing, and jewelry will be available for purchase this weekend only. Purchasing these goods is a simple and direct way to support the grassroots cooperatives.
Meet artisans from:
Also meet leaders of the local organizations featured in the Burke’s Northwest Connections display. Shop items from the display and talk to individuals about how they partner with artisans across the globe to bring hand-crafted products to the market in the Northwest. Organizations include:
Additional activities include:
For more information and updates on the Empowering Women Artisan Market, go to www.burkemuseum.org/empowering.
*Please Note: Previous press releases about the Empowering Women Artisan Market stated Earthues would be leading talks and demonstrations. Earthues is no longer able to participate in the Artisan Market programs.
Empowering Women is a traveling exhibition organized by the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with guest curator Dr. Suzanne Seriff. The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is hosting the exhibit with sponsorship from: 4Culture, Microsoft, and Quest for Truth Foundation; and support from: Kym Aughtry, Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, Marrella Fund, OneFamily Foundation, Ten Thousand Villages, Tulalip Tribes, Women's Funding Alliance, and U.S. Bancorp Foundation.
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