Maker Faire Bay Area 2013

Weaving Community Through Crochet

DayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationsVideo Coverage
Saturday12:30 PM1:00 PM

The concept of this artist demonstration is in weaving different strips of fabric—some new, some old, some even vintage—using the folk-art tradition of crocheting rag rugs. Also, Crochet Jam is a means for different communities to unite their stories and fabrics into a large tapestry and understand that we are more alike than otherwise.


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Presenters:

Ramekon O'Arwister

Ramekon O'Arwisters lives and works in San Francisco, California and was a recipient of a 2002 Artadia Award and has been nominated for the Eureka Award and the SECA Art Award. He has exhibited at the Luggage Store, San Francisco, California and Kato Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. His numerous group exhibitions include Past Forward: African Spirituality in Contemporary Black Art at the African American Art & Cultural Complex (AAACC), San Francisco, California and Decoding Identity: I Do It For My People, Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), San Francisco, California. O'Arwisters was honored with his second San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant in 2011. He was April 2012 Art-in-Residence at the de Young Museum. He has been actively involved in residences and guest lectures at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Vermont Studio Center, and Sonoma State University. His works are included in the public collections of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture at Duke University and the Haley Charitable Foundation, Point Richmond, California. He is currently working on an exhibition about art and spirituality,Sugar In Our Blood: The Spirit of Black and Queer Identity, for a one-person exhibition at the African American Art and Culture Center (AAACC) in June 2013. O'Arwisters is curator of photography and video art at SFO Museum.


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