Sugar in Our Blood: Black & Queer Identity

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Join us for a tour of Sugar in Our Blood: The Spirit of Black & Queer Identity, on display at the African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco through Sept. 12.  It’s a set of about a dozen mixed-media, mostly fabric pieces, riffing on folk-craft rag rugs, crocheted by groups of volunteers using donated materials including underwear and other “intimate apparel.”  Artist Ramekon O’Arwisters aims to build bridges — especially between the LGBT and African American communities — through the process of crafting artwork together. He gives us an on-site tour of the exhibit while talking about his artistic visions, his 1960s childhood in the Jim Crow south, studying divinity, and more, including how to join one of his “crochet jams.”  Also a short piece about clothing from queer youth training program outLoud Radio‘s Intergenerational Storytelling Project.  (Aired 7pm PDT Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.)

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