Traditional Indigo workshop with Gasali Adeyemo
Tying tradition to the future
Gasali Adeyemo will be with us at Mississippi School of Folk Arts in 2021 to share his knowledge of indigo dye with our community. Planned is an intensive workshop, April 7-10, hands on children's workshops in the public school system, April 5 & 6, a lecture on his methods (date and time TBA), and a reception and gallery exhibit with Gasali. The gallery exhibit will open April 4, 2021 and will stay on display through his stay in Natchez. Gasali was raised in Nigeria where the use of traditional fiber arts was taught to him, using casava paste to create resist and working with an organic indigo vat, we will learn the magic of indigo with a master craftsman. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with a master of textiles.
This project is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Ongoing MSFA Events
In an abundance of caution, MSFA has chosen to postpone most events. Lectures, breakfasts, open studio, member events, markets etc. will all be held at a later date. We are slowly resuming smaller workshops while exercising caution. For those registered in upcoming workshops, any changes will be shared immediately as they are made. We currently require all students, instructors, staff members and visitors to wear a mask while in the buildings. We ask that those who are sick, have been exposed to someone who is sick, or otherwise feel they have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 please stay home.
Thank you for your understanding during this time. The safety and health of those who support us are of utmost importance to us. Classes are being held with reduced students and with safety requirements in place such as hand washing and mask wearing. If you have a question regarding a specific workshop or event, please contact us.
Join other artists and those interested in learning about the arts in Natchez and the surrounding area each month. This breakfast is designed to keep people in the loop, share news and events upcoming and strengthen the sense of community of our local artists. Held at Natchez Coffee Co. 509 Franklin St, Natchez, MS the last Tuesday of each month at 8am. UPDATE: We will be resuming our monthly artist breakfast when we feel it is safe to gather in groups again.
Members Open Studio
The opportunity to gather with artists to work in a community setting is a benefit of being an Artist Member of MSFA. We have currently decided we will not be holding our weekly open studio until we feel it is safe to gather in groups again. The times and dates for open studio will be announced when we resume. Current members will be notified of the new schedule when it is safe to resume gathering in groups.
Natchez-Adams County School Outreach
MSFA is actively involved with Susie B West Elementary School and Natchez Early College Academy in the Natchez-Adams School District. Events have been hosted at MSFA for students and volunteers have worked in the school system during extracurricular fundraising events for the school PTA organizations. MSFA looks forward to growing this relationship with Natchez-Adams County when school resumes.