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A Look Through Erie's Creative Lens | Ansumana Gbembo

Tuesday Jun 18th, 2019

A desire to give back motivates Ansumana Gbembo to teach others African tailoring, an art that literally threads people and cultures together.

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A Look Through Erie's Creative Lens | Victoria Alcorn

Tuesday May 21st, 2019

A tradition that goes back at least five generations keeps a family threaded together. The women in Victoria Alcorn’s family are skilled quilters, an art form that began out of necessity and grew into a creative hobby that her great grandmother, grandmother, great aunt, and mother enjoyed doing together. The North East native started with a quilting class in middle school, but as she grew to explore different interests, she naturally fell away from it. With the recent passing of her grandmother, she re-established her interest and appreciation for the practical art form and what it means to her family.

Sakala 2019

Erie’s Bhutanese to Celebrate Ubhauli Sakela 2019

Tuesday May 14th, 2019

Did you know that Erie is home to several hundred followers of an ancient earth-based spirituality? These people are the Kiranti Rai, and they are part of our larger Bhutanese Nepali community. Every May, since 2014, Erie’s practitioners have celebrated their beautiful spring planting ritual called the Sakela.