With a focus on home as the center of the community and family life, former Fulbright scholar Dr. Kathy Curnow is bringing a unique exhibit to The Galleries at Cleveland State University from August 27th to October 4th.

At Home in Africa is an exhibition that features the inspirational and creative design, pattern and form found in a wide variety of traditional handcrafted objects from African homes of the past 130 years, covering over 70 ethnic groups from 30 countries. While providing a detailed look into various cultures of Africa, the exhibit explores architectural and domestic elements such as furniture, tools and cooking materials as well as leisure objects and clothing. In addition to the exhibit, extensive programming will be provided to demonstrate and discuss African dress, food and culture.


Events are FREE and Open to the Public

For more information about the exhibit, go to http://www.csuohio.edu/class/art-gallery/home-in-africa


At Home in Africa Opening Reception

Thurs., Aug. 28  |  5 – 8 p.m.

African attire encouraged. Exhibition runs through Oct. 4.


Making Waves Opening Reception

Wed., Sept. 3  |  3 – 5pm

Photography by Laura Watilo Blake concerning clean water project in Uganda. Exhibition runs through Sept. 30.


Making Waves from Cleveland to Uganda

Wed., Sept. 3  |  4 – 5pm

A presentation on potable water by Erin Huber, executive director of Drink Water Drink Tap.


Teachers’ Day

Sat., Sept. 13  |  Noon – 4pm

Open to all, not just teachers. Informal scholarly talks with images, lesson plans, ideas for incorporating Africa into curriculum, curator’s tour, documentaries, craft activity. Stay for the entire afternoon, or join us for just the topics you find of interest.


Sparx City Hop

Sat., Sept. 20  |  11am – 6pm

Sample African snacks, take your picture in authentic clothing, take part in a scavenger hunt for a multi-prize drawing on Oct. 4.


Echoes of Africa World Music Concert

Fri., Sept. 26  |  7:30pm

Traditional African drumming and jazz performances.


Community Day

Sat., Sept. 27  |  Noon – 3pm

For the whole family. Ewe weaver Chapuchi B. Ahiagble of Ghana weaving demo on Star Plaza, Yoruba adire and batik textile artist Gasali Adeyemo demonstrating techniques and discussing symbolism, poetry readings, demos of plaiting and wrapping, take part in scavenger hunts for multi-prize drawing on Oct. 4, children’s art activity with Wendy Mahon, African fashion show, more!