SANKOFA: The 14th annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition


Lowcountry Center Auditorium

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Curated by Torreah “Cookie” Washington, this unique opportunity offers African American fiber artists a showcase to exhibit their original and innovative designs around a changing theme each year.

This annual juried exhibit showcases works in fiber created by African American artists from throughout the US. The 14th installment of this traveling exhibition features fiber art pieces from 23 artists who were challenged to create a pictorial fiber artwork interpreting the Adinkra symbol of Sankofa, and its associated proverb to “reach back and get it”. The Sankofa images are a reminder to use the wisdom of the past to aid one in the present moment. Sankofa symbols have a fascinating origin from the Akan tribe of Ghana and are usually depicted as a bird turning its head to place an egg on its back, or as an ornate heart-shape design. The artists were asked to include one Sankofa in each artwork.

There are 27 pieces of art in the exhibit, 3 dolls and 24 quilts/wall hangings, from the 23 artists

Exhibiting artists include Aisha Lumumba, Carolyn Brackat, Torreah “Cookie” Washington, Janette Holland, Edith Gross, Joyce Daniels, Renee Fleuranges-Valdes, among others.

On display daily from 12:00 - 4:30 pm in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium. Included with Garden admission.