Join Living Threads Co. and Reston based non-profit International Coalition for the Eradication of Hunger and Abuse (ICEHA) for a day filled with art, music, fashion, and learning!
The ICEHA focuses on empowering others to create a sustainable future of peace and prosperity through unique and individualized programs. This includes the Healing Through Art (HTA) program, designed to help victims of violent attacks overcome their emotional wounds and stop the perpetuation of violence from one generation to the next.
One member, Tunde Odunlade, is a celebrated Nigerian artist and musician who uses art to reach across cultural differences, raise awareness among his own people and the international community about the challenges facing Nigeria. His work has been featured in the Smithsonian Museum of African Art and the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the MacArthur Foundation Collection in Chicago, and the State House in Lagos, Nigeria. He will be speaking about his work, art, and the impact of violence in Nigeria. On display will be his work “Fighting Terrorism with Art” in addition to hand-woven scarves by Nepal partners digitally printed with his art. After speaking he will perform his music and drumming.
Living Threads Co. continues to strive for growth while valuing three core elements: the individuals and communities we work with, the environment and resources we depend on, and the economic needs and livelihoods of our artisans. We are delighted and honored to host this unique and informative event, which celebrates the overlap of missions to create positive social change and improve well being through art.
There will be free wine and light refreshments as well as a display of Tunde's art work, live drumming and the ability to learn about ICEHA's work to fight terrorism with art. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to pre-order custom limited edition bamboo silk scarves printed with artwork hand painted by both Tunde and children affected by violence in northern Nigeria. Profits from the sale of all scarves will directly benefit the projects of ICEHA as well as the artisans of Living Threads Co.