14th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition
African American fiber artists are invited to participate in the 14th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition, Sankofa, a component of the 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest. Sankofa is a word in the Twi language spoken by the Akan tribe of present-day Ghana. It also refers to the Asante Adinkra symbol used by the Akan people, with one version appearing as a stylized heart shape and the other by a mythical bird with its feet firmly planted forward, its head turned backwards, and its mouth carrying a precious egg. Both the word and the symbols represent the concept of remembering our past in order to protect our future. For this year’s exhibition, artists should create a pictorial fiber work that illustrates the idea of sankofa and incorporates one of the two sankofa symbols (heart or bird). The entry deadline is March 1st.