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An uncredited work from the Zimbabwe Artist Project

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An uncredited work from the Zimbabwe Artist Project

Zimbabwe Artist Project 

When: Various times
Price: free

The Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist has hosted a variety of arts programming, including comedy by Cheryl Wheeler and folk music by the Kruger Brothers. This fall, it features original paintings and fabric art, mostly by female artists, who live in Weya, a town in Zimbabwe's Makoni North district. The Zimbabwe Artist Project celebrates and supports the talent of these women—whose income from agriculture can be unreliable, and who often support whole households—by buying art from them directly to exhibit and resell in the U.S. Textiles are integral to Zimbabwe's culture, and tapestry is a medium of meticulous visual storytelling; the works on display and for sale until Oct. 28 run in a variety of sizes and feature dynamic, richly colored, detailed stories of community life in Weya. —Sarah Edwards

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