Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Currently on Exhibit: Artesanos Don Bosco

This semester at Loyola University Maryland, two of Dr. Tom Ward’s Spanish classes have been engaged in a service-learning project with Artesanos Don Bosco, a Baltimore non-profit organization. Artesanos Don Bosco sells hand-crafted furniture and religious art that is made in Peru by locally trained artisans who are able to receive fair pay for their work without having to leave their country. Their work is shipped to Baltimore and to Italy, where it is sold; all of the profits go directly to the carpenters and artists.

As a part of this collaboration, the Loyola/Notre Dame Library is pleased to host an exhibit of some of the furniture sold through Artesanos Don Bosco. The pieces on exhibit will not be for sale, but one chair will be raffled off at the opening reception on Thursday, March 25, from 5:00pm-8:00pm in the library's Ferguson Gallery. We hope you will be able to join us!

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