Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Portland artist Baba Wague on his recent visit to his homeland in Mali and the people he met with
The guest is Portland ceramic artist and painter, Baba Wague, who was born in Bamako, Mali in West Africa.
Baba Wague has made regular trips returning to Mali for extended stays over the many years he has lived in Portland. He is founder and director of the Ko-Falen Cultural Center in Bamako, Mali, which enables artists and travelers from other countries to live, meet, study and collaborate with artists of Mali. The Ko-Falen Cultural Center encourages cross-cultural exchanges through art, dance, music and ceremony to promote a greater understanding and respect between people. Ko-Falen also manages education programs for youth of artisans in Mali. Visit www.ko-falen.org for more information.