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Fashion Doll Workshops

I was honored and grateful to participate in the Queens Public Library Black History Month Events.  There were 4 Fashion Doll Workshops, where participates used their own fashion/art/craft creativity.  Below are 3 videos form a few of the classes. Queens Village This library had a smaller participation, but the few that came were filled with creativity.  One lady had no craft knowledge, but was really eager to learn.  She really needed no instruction. East Flushing Branch   Rosedale Branch   Fresh Meadows

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Memory Variations

Costumes I designed for the Dance Company ZCo Dance Project, https://www.zcodanceproject.com/ “Memory Variations” Description: Memory Variations choreographed by Chris Heller. This piece explores the resonance of memories tied to beautiful objects, each holding significance in our journey through moments both joyous and challenging. Through dance, ZCO DANCE PROJECT breathes life into these cherished remnants of our experiences, infusing them with meaning and expression, transcending their physicality to illuminate the essence of our shared memories Choreographer: Chris Heller https://markmorrisdancegroup.org/prof... Dancers: Zazel-Chavah O’Garra, Wendy Ann Powell, Rush Johnson, Amelia Munson, Colleen Roche, Abigail Diaz, Workabeba Yigsaw Music: "Andromeda & the Milky Way" by Meshell Ndegéocello "Istanbul" by Ben Harper "Your Hand in Mine" by Explosions in the Sky

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Hand Painted Floral Shirt

I usually drape and test out patterns using cotton muslin. Then there is so much left over that I haven't been throwing out, just piling up in a container for use later.....now it's later. This is a hand painted patchworked shirt. I washed the fabric to get the sizing out, which made it softer and after that the shirt pattern was cut out. I used the (not sponsored) Tulip fabric markers https://tulipcolor.com/collections/fa..., there are many brands out there, these were inexpensive and available at a local store in the neighborhood. More Shirts

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Button, Bows & Beads- Create a Fashion Figure Workshop

Cassandra Bromfield is a fashion designer, beading artist, filmmaker, and all-around Renaissance woman. Her garments have been exhibited in museums and featured in the New York Times. Join Cassandra and spark your creativity, imagination, and inner fashion maven to create and decorate a one-of-a-kind paper fashion figure. More Events Celebrating African American Culture 4 Workshops at 4 branches of the Queens Public Library For Adults and Teens Free all supplies provided Thursday, 02/01/24 2pm East Flushing Branch 196-36 Northern Blvd   Thursday, 02/08/24 5:30pm Queens Village Branch 94-11 217th St   Saturday, 2/17/24 2pm Rosedale Branch 144-20 243rd St   Tuesday, 2/20/24 2pm Fresh Meadows Branch 193-20 Horace Harding Expy

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Here's a Recap

We had such a great time, meeting greeting old friends.  There was a lovely tribute to Valerie Deas, featured here in the video.  We had a great time Sunday, Thankyou for coming....and if you missed it, no worries you can still connect with us. Laura Gadson Gallery: https://www.thegadsongallery.com/ Ife Felix: https://www.instagram.com/ifefelix/?h... Cassandra Bromfield: https://cassandra-bromfield.myshopify... Shimoda Accessories: https://www.shimoda-accessories.com/ Sweet Octavia: https://www.octaviabk.com/ Meckha's Creations: https://www.instagram.com/meckhacherr... Yara Fabrics: https://yaraafricanfabrics.com/ Hug your loved ones, show and artist some love, live and love life! Valerie Deas, was an artist who lived life to the fullest! She honored her passions and valued every day. Honor your ancestors by doing what you Love!

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