Mark Arts

Griots

Griots at the Gallery

February 16, 2019

Mark Arts welcomed more than 350 visitors for this Black History Month event featuring the Griots Storytelling Institute. Griots are traveling poets, musicians and storytellers who maintain the oral history tradition of parts of West Africa.

Guests participated in an interactive storytelling session and a drum circle and helped complete a lion mask as a community art project. Kids made their own African masks, and the Wichita Public Library offered a selection of Black History Month books to peruse.

Stay tuned for information about a 2020 event, and enjoy a look at the 2019 event in photos below.