Coral Paint agreed to be a sponsor and give us discounted supplies. Unik Image, which was going to give us a heavy discount, instead printed our posters (which look fab) completely FREE. Now we can spend the money on more art supplies. Woot woot. Also did I mention that Paloma Restaurant is providing some dishes for free, and Larry (Aminu)’s sister will cook up a huge pot of jollof rice for everyone?
Musah’s been busy buying supplies at the market. He, Larry, and Sharif met with the kids for more workshops yesterday. (Serge Attukwei Clottey is rejoining us next week once he’s done with his residency.) Musah was telling me about the pieces the students at Adab are doing…a mosque, a typical home in Nima, women fetching water. I can’t wait to see. In the meantime, I have lots of rounds to do, dropping off posters at various media houses and embassies. Can’t believe the event is one week from today.
And now I’m off to Chale Wote, that street art festival in Jamestown I mentioned in a previous post. Musah and Larry are both doing a painting on a building, Attukwei has his own show, and a bunch of my other friends are involved – Ato and Adwoa from the FCA; Bernard Akoi-Jackson whom I finally got to sit down with this week; Toke Olagbaju, a friend of a friend who runs I Heart Accra…and more.
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