Join us at the Kido store on August 5, 2023 @ 11AM and 2PM for Braids & Beads: A Family Workshop with Shani Crowe. Parents will learn how to braid and cornrow, children will create beaded art.

Must purchase ticket for adults and reserve free ticket for children.

SHANI CROWE is an interdisciplinary artist and a current Artist-in-Residence at Arts + Public Life. She received her BFA in film production from Howard University’s John H. Johnson School of Communications in 2011. Shani's work centers on cultural coiffure, adornment and beauty ritual, as they relate to the diasporic African, and how these practices function as tools to foster connectivity. She is most known for creating intricate corn-rowed hairstyles, then capturing them as large photographic portraits.

Shani’s work was part of the ensemble selected to represent the US in the Venice Architecture Biennale. Her work and performances have been featured at the Broad in Los Angeles, on Saturday Night Live in collaboration with Solange Knowles, the Museum of Contemporary African and Diasporan Art (MoCADA), in Brooklyn, NY, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, in Grand Rapids, MI, Columbia University, and  Soho House Chicago. She lives and works on Chicago’s south side.

All funds from tickets go to the artist and for materials.


Join us at 11AM or Join us at 2PM