Elephants on the Avenue: Notebook and Collage Art Workshop with Ife Nii Owoo

11 Feb 2017
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Concord School House & Upper Burying Ground, 6309 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

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“Behind Closed Doors” workshop with Ife Nii Owoo. Photo by Jill Saul, courtesy of Historic Germantown.

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“Deconstructing History/Reconstructing Memory” workshop with Ife Nii Owoo. Photo by Jill Saul, courtesy of Historic Germantown.

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“Behind Closed Doors” workshop with Ife Nii Owoo. Photo by Jill Saul, courtesy of Historic Germantown.

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“Behind Closed Doors” workshop with Ife Nii Owoo. Photo by Jill Saul, courtesy of Historic Germantown.

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“Deconstructing History/Reconstructing Memory” workshop with Ife Nii Owoo. Photo by Jill Saul, courtesy of Historic Germantown.

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“Deconstructing History/Reconstructing Memory” workshop with Ife Nii Owoo. Photo by Jill Saul, courtesy of Historic Germantown.

As part of Historic Germantown’s ongoing project Elephants on the Avenue: Race, Class, and Community in Historic Germantown, visual artist and designer Ife Nii Owoo will lead a notebook and collage art workshop. Participants will create original books and book covers using collage applications, while exploring the history of segregation, integration, and education reform in Philadelphia public schools.

This is event is free and open to the public; advanced registration is encouraged.

Elephants on the Avenue is a series of public programs and community events that use the arts as a catalyst for community dialogue and engagement around race and class in the diverse Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Led by collaborating artists and historians, these interpretive programs creatively explore such themes as indifference and respect, racism and tolerance, slavery and abolition, and exclusion and inclusion.