The Stiles African American Heritage Gardens
One of the most inspiring people for me as a young artist growing up in Denver was Grace Stiles, founder of the Stiles African American Heritage Center in Five Points. For over 40 years, she had taught in the Denver Public Schools and was dismayed at the history book representation of African Americans being little…
A Walk up the Zarka Valley
In contrast to the fragmented systems we found around Fez, the Zarka Valley has a functional network of acequia. Little need for a mayor domo to direct the use of water, there is plenty to take when needed, as the river fed by the Zarka (blue) spring flows constantly. The fields are growing corn, interspersed…
Printmaking at Green Olive Arts
Summer 2022 – Tetouan, Morocco As we explored the living history of Acequias in the Rif, we collected plants that thrived along the networks of waterways and outcroppings in the area. Our studio time was focused on making impressions of these plants on the press provided by Green Olive Arts. Instead of making individual plates,…
A tour of an urban farm in Tetouan, Morocco shows a surprising array of rural life in the urban corridor along the Martil river.