"IN GOOD KEEPING IN 2022" VIRGINIA BEACH SCREENING¬
"IN GOOD KEEPING IN 2022" VIRGINIA BEACH SCREENING
Tuesday, July 26
The Virginia Folklife Program invites you to a screening of In Good Keeping in 2022, a feature-length documentary film showcasing eighteen artists from across the state who are working to sustain the cultural traditions of Virginia.
Based at Virginia Humanities, the Virginia Folklife Program is the state center for the documentation, presentation, support, and celebration of Virginia’s rich cultural heritage. Whether sung or told, hand-crafted or performed, Virginia’s rich folklife refers to those “arts of everyday life” that reflect a sense of traditional knowledge and connection to community. Since 2002, Virginia Folklife’s Apprenticeship Program has served over 150 two-or-more person teams of mentor artists and their apprentices, granting funding and support to encourage the continuation of living traditions.
"In Good Keeping" introduces audiences to the most recent cohort of mentor artists and their apprentices. This screening will feature and honor participating artists from Virginia Beach and Richmond: Lelis Garcia Olaes, who apprenticed her son Ken Garcia Olaes in Filipino baking, and Lemlem Gebray, who trained her daughters in the traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. (In addition to owning Angie’s Bakery, a community-focused Virginia Beach business, Ken is an accomplished visual artist who has previously exhibited at Virginia MOCA in the group exhibition Nourish in 2021.)
Before the screening, enjoy a reception featuring Filipino sweets from Angie’s Bakery, other light refreshments, and an Ethiopian coffee ceremony demonstration from the Gebray and Seyoum family. Following the film, stay to hear a discussion with the featured artists and filmmaker.
Free and open to all; registration is required.
Learn more about the Virginia Folklife Program.