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Sun, May 26

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550 W 155th St, New York, NY 10032, USA

Fan Decorating Workshop

Join us for a fan decorating workshop. Get creative and personalize a fan for you or a loved one!

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Fan Decorating Workshop
Fan Decorating Workshop

Time & Location

May 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

550 W 155th St, New York, NY 10032, USA

About the event

Join us for a fun workshop and learn to decorate a handheld fan - a perfect gift for yourself or a loved one!

About the Workshop

Handheld fans have a history dating back 4000 years to Egypt while folding fans originated in 7th century Japan and were later introduced to China and India. Italy imported folding fans from the East through Venice, spreading their popularity across Europe, and they were brought to Mexico by the Spanish. Our workshop celebrates this history by incorporating Mexican cultural elements into fan decoration.

Please note that this workshop is for adults only, and space is limited to 12 participants.

About Andrea Arroyo

Andrea Arroyo is an award-winning artist working in a wide range of media, including painting, artists' books, mixed media, digital art, public art, and site-specific installation.

Her work is exhibited and collected internationally; public collections include The Library of Congress, The National Museum of Mexican Art, The Richmond Museum, The Smithsonian Institute, and The New York Public Library.

This workshop is part of our Imagine Mexico: Art Enrichment program, supported in part by funding from the West Harlem Development Corporation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the New York State Legislature, the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute, and Creatives Rebuild New York - Artists Employment Program.

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