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Thursday night’s popping with Afro-Futurist zine release at Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse and Second Thursday reception at Indigo Arts
It's a day for evening events. Two we recommend are at Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse and at Indigo Arts. Read more and get out there and enjoy.



Survival Guide for the Future, produced by students at the USchool, in collaboration with Li Sumpter and The Galleries at Moore

Artblog contributor, Matt Kalasky, who is the Education and Programs Manager at the Galleries At Moore writes to tell us about a great collaborative project between Moore, artist Li Sumpter, and students at U School, a Philadelphia high school in North Philadelphia. The students worked with Li Sumpter on a semester-long Afro-Futurist project, which included writing, designing and creation of a zine called Survival Guide for the Future.

The zine debuts tonight at Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse! (More below)

“Survival Guide for the Future” Zine Release Party
Thursday, May 10 /// 5-6PM /// Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse (2578 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia 19125)
U School students will be reading from the project zine plus a small fashion show. Moore students from Li Sumpters afrofuturist writing course will also be reading.

Via Betty Leacraft…Two Indigo Dye workshops by Nigerian master indigo dyer, Gasali Adeyemo, this May at Herman Street Studios. Also, Indigo Arts in the Crane Building will have a trunk show of Gasali Adeyemo’s works Sat. May 19, 5 – 8 PM, and a Second Thursday Reception May 10, 2018, 6-9 PM) — in conjunction with their exhibition, “Under an Indigo Sky, West African Textile Art.”

Gasali is coming back to town!
We are pleased to bring back Yoruba master indigo dyer and batik artist Gasali Adeyemo, for a trunk show on May 19th. Mr. Adeyemo, who taught an indigo dyeing workshop here in 2012, will be bringing his exquisite adire eleko indigo fabrics, plus silk and rayon batik scarves and shawls.
Location: Indigo Arts Gallery, 1400 North American St., #104, Philadelphia PA 19122

Gasali will also be leading two two-day indigo workshops at the Herman Street Studios in Germantown:

“Join us for a fantastic two-day Indigo workshop with Gasali Adeyemo. Gasali will teach the traditional Yoruba technique of Adire Eleko which uses cassava paste as the resist for creating designs. Each workshop will take place over two days, allowing enough time for students to prepare their fabric, create their designs, dye their fabric and release the resist. The first workshop will take place Thursday and Friday, May 17th and 18th. The second workshop will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 19th and 20th.”

The workshops will take place at Herman Street Studios, 20 East Herman Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19144. To sign up for a workshop or get more information please contact Herman Street Studios at Brown Paper Tickets.