Stockton’s Kramer Hall to Host Program on Traditions of Latin American Weaving on Aug. 18

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Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University’s Kramer Hall will present “Behind the Colorful Latin American Textiles,” on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 6 -8 p.m. as part of Hammonton’s Third Thursday event this month, which is themed “Latin Night.”

“The history of woven textiles is a highly regarded, refined form of art in Latin America,” explained Ginna Petrillo of Kramer Hall, who will present the program along with recent Stockton alumna Sara Kosch, who now works at the university’s instructional site, too. “The vivid detail and vibrant colors provide important information about the styles, symbols and significance of the piece or artist. Weavers are held in high regard as skilled craftspeople connected to their ancestors through their art form,” Petrillo added.

The public is invited to this free event at Kramer Hall, 30 Front St. in downtown Hammonton, N.J.  Light refreshments will be served as Kosch and Petrillo outline the steps that go into creating a small woven piece to be used as a coaster, along with the history behind it.

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