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.