Location

Fontbonne University, Anheuser-Busch Hall

Website

https://craftalliance.org/

Description

Saturday afternoon events include a cooking demonstration, a panel discussion, and the opening reception for the Crafting Our Cultures exhibition.

1-3 p.m. Bosnian Cooking Workshop

Led by women from the Bosnian community in St. Louis, the workshop features preparation of a variety of traditional Bosnian foods, including Burek (a savory beef pastry with homemade phyllo dough), Potato pita, Spinach pita, and Hurmasice (dessert). Organized in collaboration with the Missouri Botanical Garden.

3-4 p.m. Panel Discussion

Belma Pervan-Kundalic, Aysha Sadikovid, and Maja Sadikovic share their perspectives on the craft traditions that are integral to Bosnian identity. Aysha and Belma have taught Craft Alliance workshops on Bosnian textile techniques and Maja is a board member of St. Louis Bosnians, Inc. Discussion moderated by Ben Moore, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University.

4-6 p.m. Exhibition Reception

Designed by students in the Fashion Merchandising program at Fontbonne, this exhibition 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 the exhibit. This reception celebrates the culmination of this community project.

Additional Notes

Crafting Our Cultures celebrates Bosnian-Herzegovinian craft traditions, history, and culture. It reflects our conviction that understanding crafts is essential to understaning the identity of a people and the texture of their civilization. This exhibition features a Bosanska Soba, a traditional Bosnian-Herzegovinian room with decorative handcrafted objects that represent the skill of Bosnian-Herzegovinian craftspeople, from the woven wool ćilim rugs, to the crocheted hekle, to the intricately wrought dzezve for serving coffee.

Historically a crossroads of religions and cultures, Bosnia-Herzegovina has seen multiple influences that are here exemplified in clothing, decorations, and utilitarian objects embodying the aesthetics of everyday life. Gathered from members of St. Louis’ Bosnian community, these objects and the stories that surround them help us to grasp the beauty and character of life as it began in Bosnia-Herzegovina and as it continues in the United States.

Funded by the Whitaker Foundation, this exhibition results from a collaboration between Craft Alliance, St. Louis Bosnians, and Fontbonne University. It was designed by students in Fontbonne’s Fashion Merchandising program under the direction of Dr. Ruth Adikorley, Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen, and Maja Sadikovic.

Many members of the St. Louis community have shared handcrafted objects from their homes for this exhibition. We would like to thank the following individuals for their contributions:

Akif Cogo
Alija Dzekic
Melisa Dzekic
Ashley Glenn
Amina Hodzic
Hamza Hodzic
Zemina Hodzic
Jasna Kanlic
Sladjan Kurtovic
Suzana Kurtovic
Eldar Malkic
Belma Pervan-Kundalic
Aysha Sadikovic
Maja Sadikovic
Edin Sadikovic
Edin Sakic
Zela Softic
Eldin Susa
Ljiljana Zukanovic
St. Louis Islamic Center

Additional thanks to Angie Liljiquist and Mary Beth Ohlms.

Co-sponsored by Craft Alliance, the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis Bosnians, Inc., and the Whitaker Foundation.

Event Type

Exhibit

Start Date

18-11-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

18-11-2017 6:00 PM

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Nov 18th, 1:00 PM Nov 18th, 6:00 PM

Crafting Our Cultures: Bosnian Cooking

Fontbonne University, Anheuser-Busch Hall

Saturday afternoon events include a cooking demonstration, a panel discussion, and the opening reception for the Crafting Our Cultures exhibition.

1-3 p.m. Bosnian Cooking Workshop

Led by women from the Bosnian community in St. Louis, the workshop features preparation of a variety of traditional Bosnian foods, including Burek (a savory beef pastry with homemade phyllo dough), Potato pita, Spinach pita, and Hurmasice (dessert). Organized in collaboration with the Missouri Botanical Garden.

3-4 p.m. Panel Discussion

Belma Pervan-Kundalic, Aysha Sadikovid, and Maja Sadikovic share their perspectives on the craft traditions that are integral to Bosnian identity. Aysha and Belma have taught Craft Alliance workshops on Bosnian textile techniques and Maja is a board member of St. Louis Bosnians, Inc. Discussion moderated by Ben Moore, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University.

4-6 p.m. Exhibition Reception

Designed by students in the Fashion Merchandising program at Fontbonne, this exhibition 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 the exhibit. This reception celebrates the culmination of this community project.

https://griffinshare.fontbonne.edu/bosnia/2017/2017/3

 

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