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Ramekon O’Arwisters

Artist Talk

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May 10, 10:00am
Signature Event Space 10:00am
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The Baker Museum presents
Ramekon O’Arwisters
Artist Talk

Ramekon O’Arwisters, artist

Join exhibiting artist Ramekon O’Arwisters for an artist talk related to his work. O’Arwisters is known as the founder of Crochet Jam, a community-arts project infused with folk-art traditions that foster a creative culture in cooperative relationships. His work includes freeform sculptures that experiment with vibrant color, repurposed ceramics and the rich traditions of quilting and weaving. Informed by his experiences as a Black and queer man from the American south, O’Arwisters explores dualities of protection and danger through building what he refers to as “cultural totems” in his work.

This presentation is part of the exhibition Tradition Interrupted.

Free Admission to The Baker Museum
All exhibition lecture tickets include free same-day admission to The Baker Museum.

Ramekon O’Arwisters

Ramekon O’Arwisters

San Francisco based artist Ramekon O’Arwisters was born in Kernersville, North Carolina and received his Master of Divinity from Duke University in 1986. He has been an artist-in-residence at the de Young Museum, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Headlands Center for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. O’Arwister has received grants and awards including Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, NY, the San Francisco Foundation and the San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Program. He received the 2014 Eureka Fellow, awarded by the Fleishhacker Foundation in San Francisco, and a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2021. His work has been featured in the LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, 7×7 Magazine, Artnet, the San Francisco Examiner, and Brian Boucher’s Daily Dispatch.


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