BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:With a splash of color and a touch of humor\, Ardm ore ceramics are a contemporary expression of Zulu folklore that fuse Afric an and Western artistic traditions. Produced at the Ardmore Ceramic Studio in the heart of the Champagne Valley of South Africa\, these extravagant an d charming ceramics are defined by the use of exuberant colors and African animal motifs: monkeys\, giraffes\, elephants and rhinos are found decorati ng delicately sculpted porcelain forms. This exhibit is curated by CCH Poun der\, director of Pounder-Kone Art Space\, and Malena Ruth\, president of t he African Millennium Foundation.

The Ardmore Ceramic Studio a comm unity artistic enterprise that employs approximately 70 local women and men artisans\, many of whom have been affected by HIV/AIDS. In the face of the growing AIDS pandemic\, the Ardmore Ceramic Studio is an empowering force that provides training\, a place to work\, and a guaranteed market for indi viduals to support families\, pay for medical treatments\, and improve comm unity well-being.

African Millennium Foundation (AMF) is a strategic non-profit and non-governmental organization committed to the social and e conomic empowerment of the people of Africa\, especially women.  \;AMF seeks to target poverty at its very root by providing African women with th e necessary tools for achieving self-sufficiency\, through implementation o f microcredit programs

DTEND:20080127 DTSTAMP:20150401T112006 DTSTART:20071021 GEO:34.062177;-118.3555702 LOCATION:Craft and Folk Art Museum\,5814 Wilshire Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90036 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:ZULU FIRE: ARDMORE CERAMICS FROM SOUTH AFRICA\, Group Show UID:8112 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR