Please join on Sunday, October 24 after the 10:00 a.m. service for an Adult Forum and exhibit followed by a sale of beautiful and affordable folk art from Zimbabwe. The exhibit and sale will be open to the public from 12:00 p.m. until 4: 00p.m. Rural Women (and a few men) from Eastern Zimbabwe tell the stories of their lives with colorful paint and fabric.
The art is being brought to Saint Mary’s by Zimbabwe Artists Project (ZAP), a small nonprofit organization with a long-term commitment to the artists and their community. For ZAP, this art is a basis for making human connections across boundaries of culture and privilege. Every piece of art comes with a story hand-written by the artist. Dick Adams, founder of ZAP, will be coming from Portland, Oregon to introduce the exhibit and talk about art, the artists, and the innovative project which assists the artists in supporting themselves. Dick’s presentation will include a focus on working with HIV/AIDS in this rural Zimbabwean community. Please invite all art-loving friends to join us for this unusual, outstanding, and exciting opportunity to experience the folk art of Weya, Zimbabwe.