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Member's Monthly General Meeting
2nd Monday of every month
A Kiss from France:
How Artisans Transformed their Craft in a Time of War, Mud, and Uncertainty.”
The mud of trench warfare in World War I seems an unlikely catalyst for the growth of a new art form. But this is exactly what happened when local artisans in Belgium saw their livelihoods disappearing as war was waged in their farmlands and trenches took over their beautiful, pastoral landscape.
Come and hear how Belgian Artisans turned their centuries-old art form, which had been rendered obsolete by the war, and adapted it for the soldiers suffering in the trenches and camps nearby.
Sue Palmer, a native of England, will share her collection of silks – postcards made only during WWI. She will explain how the local Belgian artisans managed to transform their craft, which had been practiced since medieval times and in so doing, helped the soldiers fighting nearby keep in touch with their families back home. We will explore how the geography, the make-up of the allied military forces, and love of family and country can all be seen in this beautiful, handmade art form.
Pre Lineup: 3pm web training, 5pm art critique - Meeting Starts at 6:00 pm
Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts 7100 E. Cave Creek Road Ste 144 at Stagecoach Village Cave Creek, AZ 85331 UNITED STATES