1:00 - 2:00
Due to a shortage in staffing, this program has been postponed to Sun., Feb. 20, 1 p.m.. Thank you for your interest in our programs, and patience during this time.
A Crochet Jam is a public, art-making event focused on relaxation and human connection led by local artist Ramekon O’Arwisters. Learn one crochet stitch and then create an art piece using your hands and fabric strips provided, or bring your own. The program is designed to be a meditative practice with no prescribed outcome for the creative process. Participants will be able to keep their creations.
Crochet Jams engage the public to think differently about the role of art within community and the power of art within society.
O’Arwisters grew up in Jim Crow South during the Civil Rights Movement, where he had a safe haven, quilting with his Grandmother where he was “embraced, important and special.” These early memories prompted his nascent series of unique crocheted/ceramic sculptures titled, Mending. Employing ordinary household, or decorative pottery, broken and discarded, O’Arwisters combined traditional crafts into a dimensional woven tapestry, stripping both cloth and ceramic of their intended function. O’Arwisters is represented by Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco.
Learn from world-class designers, artists and experts in their fields.
Connect to engaging discussions and performances related to the Black community.
More Than a Month, SFPL's Black History Month celebration, recognizes important historical events, honors community and national leaders and fosters steps towards community wellbeing. Programming features authors, poets and craft classes for all ages. More Than a Month begins in January in time for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday weekend, and runs all throughout February.