YAYA Arts Center
3322 LaSalle Street
New Orleans, LA — 70115
Craft for a Greater Good (CGG) is an initiative of The Furniture Society to connect with and serve our annual conference cities through partnerships and the creation of impactful projects. For the last two years we were lucky to share this initiative with our partners in Asheville: BeLoved and UNCA Steam Studio. Furniture Society members and local participants made and repurposed furniture for the homes being built for the BeLoved Village, a deeply affordable neighborhood in the heart of Asheville, NC. This year we are partnering with YAYA, a youth service organization based in NOLA.
Join us at YAYA for two immersive afternoons during the conference as we celebrate the power of collaboration and community and launch the next chapter of CGG!
Day 1: Storytelling Chairs
Every culture has its own stories or narratives, which are shared as a means of entertainment, education, instilling moral values or cultural preservation. YAYA (Young Aspirations, Young Artists) continues the traditions of storytelling with the use of repurposed chairs. In part 1 of our two-part workshop, FS23 conference attendees will create a YAYA storytelling chair. Attendees, will work alongside YAYA youth artist and local lead artist Rontherin Ratliff to transform everyday chairs into stories told in bold colors and fun shapes.
Don’t forget to come to the 2nd day of making:
Saturday, June 10, Day 2: Chair Transformations Through Upholstery & Seat Weaving
All materials provided — just bring along your imagination!
Chairs will be auctioned at YAYA’s annual fundraiser with proceeds benefiting a local organization.