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POWER (Parents Organizing for Welfare & Economic Rights)

Date: Oct 06 - Oct 07, 2023
Kevette Palmas, digital + paint
Azure McCormick, fiber art + jewelry
Rodney Lawson, pencil
Ahdekae, mixed media
Phoenix Holmes, crochet
Friday: 6-10pm
Saturday: 12-6pm

Featuring local arts and crafts from members of the Alchemilla Feminist Economic Collaborative and the Sock Monkeys for Social Justice Project:
  • Kevette Palmas is a Detroit native that has called Olympia home for the last 4 years. She is a self taught artist that specializes in digital and traditional drawing as well as painting in various mediums.
  • Azure McCormick is a parent and artist in the Olympia area. He works in a variety of mediums, but his prefererence is fiber art and jewelry.
  • Rodney Lawson has lived in Olympia for 40 years. His preferred art medium is sketching with pencils.
  • Ahdekae is a self taught mixed media artists specializing in paintings, masks, and various crafts.
  • Phoenix Holmes has lived in Olympia since 1998. Advocate of the Homeless Family. Preferred method of Stress Reduction Hobby-crocheting.

Sock Monkeys for Social Justice:
Each Sock Monkey is lovingly handmade by Alchemilla members and comes with a name and a story. Though the names are sometimes changed, the stories are our true lived experiences in a world where we are often forced to raise our children in poverty. They raise awareness about poor people’s lived experiences and how we empower each other to overcome oppression.

The Alchemilla Feminist Economic Collaborative:
This organization is comprised of people of all genders, building an egalitarian, matriarchal business community. We support each other as we create sustainable livelihoods for ourselves, doing work we find meaningful while we care for our children and our families. Together as artists and entrepreneurs, we grow through collaboration, education, and empowerment; we inspire and encourage future enterprising people.
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Palmas (digital), McCormick (wearables), Lawson (pencil), Ahdekae (mixed media) + Holmes (crochet)
Oct 06, 2023 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Palmas (digital), McCormick (wearables), Lawson (pencil), Ahdekae (mixed media) + Holmes (crochet)
Oct 07, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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