“Art at the Market” added festive flair to farmer’s market

IMG_1150Along  with local produce, delicious cakes, pickles and chow chow, last Saturday at the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market offered Art at the Market.

Rokhaya Ndao, Motherland Beauties, showcased handmade jewelry, bags, African art and fabrics crafted by women in Senegal, who profit from their sales.  women’s projects in Senegal, West Africa. Fine artists Alma Suarez, Derrick Hollowell and Eddie Kurlowicz shared prints  of paintings and pencil drawings; Alma offered small sculptures depicting Catrinas, figures featured as part of the holiday Dia de los Muertos. Crafters vended jump ropes, scarves and kitchen accessories. Market manager, Yvonne Woodard, was proud to share the children’s book her son, Chris Dudley, illustrated,  “Nyrah’s Bully Friend.”

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