Elizabeth Carefoot doesn’t just have an armchair interest in the customs and culture of the nomads of the Middle East– she has experienced it first-hand.
This Thursday (March 7) at 7:30 p.m., as part of the Thursday Artist Talk speaker series at the Surrey Art Gallery, the Surrey-based artist will share insights from experience and knowledge gained over 40 years.
She’ll reveal little-known facts and lore about handwoven rugs, marriage and funerary rites of nomadic and city-dwelling Berbers, costume, and Arab hospitality of the desert as well as anecdotes of her adventures as a belly dancer in Egypt. She will also give a brief performance of an Algerian folk dance, and will bring a selection of handicrafts, including jewellery and textiles.
Admission is free.
The Surrey Art Gallery is located at 13750 88 Ave. Phone 604-501-5566.
For more about Elizabeth Carefoot, check www.elizabethcarefoot.com.