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Trashy Art

My favorite project has been these change purses–you can see why: These change purses give kids a chance to create art, clean up Ghana, and learn at school… In Ghana, Africa you can’t drink tap water. Everyone buys bags, called … Continue reading

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Trashy Bags

Trashy Bags is a stellar example of an innovative way to tackle a pervasive problem: they make beautiful and useful products out of common trash. Trashy Bags employs 60 tailors and seamstresses, and since its founding in 2007 has picked … Continue reading

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Beads

The search for beautiful beads for bracelets took me all over Ghana, from Accra (the home of TK Beads) to the Volta Region (where Cedi’s Bead Factory is located) to the famous West African Bead Market in Kofuridua. The finished … Continue reading

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Nortelokko

Nortelokko paints prolifically, often all night. His passion is evident in the quantity and diversity of his canvases, on which he paints both abstract, impressionistic, and realistic works. He explained that a painter always has to be doing new things … Continue reading

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Robert Anim

Robert Anim has a cramped but colorful studio from the compound of his house in the center of Accra. He’s quick to smile and quick to assure you that his paintings sell quickly–especially the fish style. He also loves painting … Continue reading

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Bernice and her bags

I met Bernice at an art fair last fall, and stopped by her shop the other day. Bernice picked me up from the corner near her shop– I was struggling to follow her directions– and cheerfully lead me back to … Continue reading

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Billy B. B.

Billy B. B. has a stand in the corner of the Arts and Culture Center, from which he displays his vibrant paintings.

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