Peace flags are made as a visual expression of dreams and hopes, and used to create sanctuary in various spaces. For this workshop, we draw from the ancient and sacred practice of prayer flags, which began in India thousands of years ago before spreading to Tibet. These flags are hung outside with the belief that the intentions described on them will be carried with the wind to all corners of the Earth. All participants will have the opportunity to create a string of three to five unique flags that represent their hopes and dreams for themselves and the world. The workshop will be led by Asake Denise Foye-Jones who is a fiber and mixed media artist that has honed her craft with other artists, master quilters, and several national and international institutions.
Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS cardholders: $2 (Click HERE to register)
$2 tickets for this event are available to eligible Southwest Philly neighbors and/or ACCESS Card holders! If you have either an ID with a SW Philly address or an ACCESS card, you can claim your $2 tickets to by visiting us in the Bartram’s Garden Welcome Center, emailing us at , or calling us at 215 729 5281 x112. More info here.
Artist’s Bio: Asake Denise Foye-Jones
Asake is a fiber and mixed media artist. Her sewing skills were honed while assisting her mother, Dorothy Foye – “Miss D” (as she was professionally known) in her Philadelphia, PA dressmaking business. Since 1995 Asake has taught and exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally. She is documented in the publications: Communion of the Spirit, President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts, and Types & Shadows: Journal of Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts – Issue #73. She has studied at Fleisher’s Art Memorial, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Neighborhood Art’s Center (Atlanta, GA) The Cultural Center of Liberia, Main Line Arts Center, University of the Arts, Artwell, Build-A-Bridge Summer Institute for Arts and Transformation, and The Center for Transformative Art. Dindga McCannon, Wendell George Brown, Bisa Butler, Hollis Chatelain, Rachel Clark, Gyleen Fitzgerald and Aisha Lumumba, are some of the master artist and quilters she has had the opportunity to study under. Additionally, Asake is dually certified as a life coach and transformative arts facilitator who works with individuals and groups in workshop and retreat settings with a focus on spirituality and emotional healing.
Large portions of our 50+ acre botanical garden can be explored via wheelchair, though some of our paths are currently awaiting repairs and should be used at your own discretion. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out ahead of the event.