Vilage des art de Dakar

Yesterday I had the opportunity to go the Vilage des Art de Dakar (Dakar Art Village). Not that far from the area I live in, next to the soccer stadium, there is a small refuge away from the ‘cityness’ of Dakar. Shaded, with different little ‘houses’ with rooms for artists, the village has room for about 90 artists. We saw all different mediums being worked in from works larger than us made from wood and metal to glass painting to photography. Each room was a different artist and their work. Most of the artists lived in the same room as their work space.

The visit was nice timing as this week was Senegalese artist week, part of World Cultural Month. The elementary students had different Senegalese artists come and work with them in the style of the artist’s work. We had glass painting, recycled art, batik, and pottery.

Vilage des Arts de Dakar

Vilage des Arts de Dakar

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outside of gallery

outside of gallery

main artist display

main artist display

main artist display

main artist display

main artist display

main artist display

main artist display

main artist display

shade outdoor work areas

shade outdoor work areas

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painted glass-hubcap frame

painted glass-hubcap frame

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recently art opening in Paris

recently art opening in Paris

many artists live in their workspace

many artists live in their workspace

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About bestbookihavenotread

Kristine has been in education since 1993. She taught fourth grade in Ohio from 1993 - 2008. She has been a Curriculum Coordinator for four years. She is relocating to Dakar, Senegal to be the Director of Curriculum for the International School of Dakar in August 2012.
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One Response to Vilage des art de Dakar

  1. Katherine Haar says:

    Kristine your Mom sent me this entry. The pictures are really interesting. Glad you three are living and learning a lot the Sengalese–what a grand education for the kids. Hope your Mom starts sending me more of these.

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