Black Legend Heirloom Workshop

Black Legend Heirloom Workshop is a four-week hands on art experience with making your own Black Legend Heirloom led by 2022 Juanita J. Craft Artist-in-Residence, Camika C. Spencer. Participants will be provided with all supplies as they learn the value of how heritage and legacy can influence art. The theme of the workshop is “Crafting Ms. Craft” using Juanita J. Craft as the teaching model. Students will make two heirlooms. After the workshop, the heirloom will be on exhibit at the South Dallas Cultural Center for two weeks.

Date: Thursdays – Feb. 9, Feb. 16, & Feb. 23

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: South Dallas Cultural Center

This workshop is free with registration, but walk-ins are welcome after registration closes. Participants must be 16 years of age or older and commit to all four classes to complete the workshop.

Camika C. Spencer
Camika C. Spencer

Camika Spencer M.A, M.F.A, is an Oak Cliff native of Dallas, Texas. She is the author of three best-selling novels, an award-winning playwright, noted educator, former rock band background singer, and she recently completed a teaching year in Al Giza, Egypt where she taught English as a second language.
 
She is a company member of Soul Rep Theatre, a 2019 Lee Daniels Creative Select, and curator of the podcast, One Year in Egypt, which is currently in development as a one-woman show in conjunction with Bishop Arts Theatre. Camika also crotchets, knits, paints, and refurbishing antique furniture. Interior design and global trading are where she finds herself most settled using her artistic gifts.
 
Her revival of Black Legend Heirlooms as an art installation begins with Camika being able to discuss, teach, and curate shows in African-American neighborhoods throughout the United States and the globe, where she hopes to begin in her home of Dallas, Texas


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