Crafting Our Cultures
Presented with the support of the Whitaker Foundation
Crafting Our Cultures celebrates Bosnian craft traditions, history, and culture. Through workshops in Bosnian craft, shared traditional meals, conversations, and an exhibition, we are building artistic and cultural bridges within the St. Louis community. All events are free and open to public. Please join us on November 18 at Fontbonne University for these community events, and bring a friend!
Date: November 18
Location: Fontbonne University, Anheuser-Busch Building. Visitor parking is located on Wydown Blvd, off of Big Bend Road.
1:00 - 3:00 Cooking Workshop with the Missouri Botanical Garden
3:00 - 4:00 Panel Discussion with Bosnian Artists
4:00 - 6:00 Exhibition Reception
Bosnian Cooking Workshop
Led by women from the Bosnian community in St. Louis, we will be preparing a variety of traditional Bosnian foods, including Burek (a savory beef pastry with homemade phyllo dough), Potato pita, Spinach pita, and Hurmasice (desert). This workshop was organized in collaboration with the Missouri Botanical Garden.
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Join Belma Pervan-Kundalic, Aysha Sadikovic, and Maja Sadikovic, for a discussion of Bosnian cultural traditions. Aysha and Belma both taught workshops earlier this fall on Bosnian textile techniques at Craft Alliance, and Maja is a board member of St. Louis Bosnians, Inc. These three women will be sharing their perspective on the craft traditions that are integral to Bosnian identity. The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Benjamin Moore, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University.
This exhibition, designed by students in the Fashion Merchandising program at Fontbonne, showcases Bosnian crafts in textiles, metals, and wood. Many members of the Bosnian Community in St. Louis have contributed handcrafted objects from their homes for this exhibition. Please join us for a reception celebrating the culmination of this community project.