Guild Meeting / Speaker: Yemisi Ajayi

When:
November 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2018-11-09T19:00:00-05:00
2018-11-09T21:00:00-05:00
Where:
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
250 N Highland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Browne
412-576-5462

Creative Director at Arisimi Designs and currently working at the Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia, Yemisi Ajayi has won a reputation as an innovative textile designer working within the realm of traditional Yoruba cloth and motifs. She is also a teacher of batik, adire (starch resist) dye method, and Yoruba patchwork quilting. A native of Lagos, Yemisi maintains a small workshop and collaborates widely with Nigeria’s many talented visual artists. In 1995, Yemisi and a group of her friends started the Rainbow Women’s Arts Association (RAWA). Explaining the organization’s mission, she says, “I believe women are burdened with heavy responsibilities which prevent them from expressing themselves. We want to provide the opportunity for them to express themselves through the arts, and also gain some economic independence, which will help preserve that opportunity of expression.”