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Activity: Hand Crochet Jam w Ramekon O’Arwisters

Sunday, 2/20/2022
1:00 - 3:00
African American Center Exhibit Space - 3rd Fl
Main Library

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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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 are 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.



Ramekon O'Arwisters Website | Ramekon O'Arwisters - Instagram

Build better wellness practices and learn ways to improve your health.

Find inspiration through craft programs featuring talented artists, makers and even your local children's librarians. For craft programs, all materials are provided, unless noted.

Connect to engaging discussions and performances related to the Black community.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Attending Programs

Questions about the program or problems registering? Contact sfplcpp@sfpl.org. For accommodations (such as ASL interpretation or captioning), call (415) 557-4400 or contact accessibility@sfpl.org. Requesting at least 72 hours in advance will help ensure availability.

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