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Calling All Artists – Let the Principles of Nguzo Saba Guide You

Calling All Artists – Let the Principles of Nguzo Saba Guide You
Calling All Artists – Let the Principles of Nguzo Saba Guide You

Kuumba in the Community Exhibit

To kick-off the 2013 Kwanzaa season, The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library is calling all artists for art submissions that reflect and are inspired by the values or symbols of the Nguzo Saba – The Seven Principles.

Exhibit Info:

  • Exhibit: Kuumba in the Community
  • Date: November 2 – 29, 2013
  • Location: Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library: The Cousins Gallery 
  • Mediums:  ALL welcomed
  • Entry Fee: FREE
  • Submission Deadline: October 30, 2013

WAIT! What is Kwanzaa? Isn't this a holiday for African Americans?

5 quick facts about Kwanzaa...

  • Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday, but a cultural celebration that promotes values like unity, purpose, creativity, and self-determination etc.
  • Kwanzaa is not an exclusive African American celebration. The values present in Kwanzaa cross cultural lines and belief systems. It can easily appeal to a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Kwanzaa is a Swahili word that means "first" and signifies the first fruits of the harvest.
  • Kwanzaa is based on the African tradition of celebrating the year-end harvest.
  • Kwanzaa is a fun activity for the whole family.

For more information or to arrange to submit art, email blairstaff@denverlibrary.org or contact Hadiya Evans or Althea Redd at 720.865.2403.

Sponsored by the Denver Kwanzaa Committee and the Ujamaa Market.

Check out the Library's many resources about Kwanzaa.