Thursday, July 20, 2017

This is an apology

I just looked at the comments (some of them go way back) and I apologize for not answering most of them. I'd be happy to answer questions, but please send an email to aba@culturalcollaborative.org. If you do, I promise to answer!

You're invited

Our computer got so old that it wouldn't blog or do much of anything anymore, so here we are with our new MAC . We'll try to keep up to date.
It's summertime here in the northern hemisphere.That means that it's time for us to head for the equator and Ghana. We're having our annual artist residency at Aba House. Hope to have some nice photos for you soon.
If you're thinking about next summer already, let us know and we'll send you information about our residency for next year. aba@culturalcollaborative.org

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

just a reminder

Just a reminder that signup deadline for TEXTILE WORKSHOP in GHANA is Feb. 1.
If you'd like the rest of the brochure: aba@culturalcollaborative.org

The workshop is July 17 - 30, 2016.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Textile Workshop 2016


TEXTILE WORKSHOP IN GHANA  July 17 - July 30, 2016
A hands on opportunity to learn African textile techniques in the context of their culture from indigenous artisans. Stay at our guest house/cultural center in a fishing village and experience the rich history and culture of Ghana as a participant and not as a tourist.
For more information send to aba@culturalcollaborative.org for a brochure.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

summer at Aba House

After months of planning we approach our first ARTIST RESIDENCY. It has been quite an undertaking working with people on 3 continents & getting everything lined up.I often wonder what people did before email and SKYPE.
Cross Cultural Collaborative working in collaboration with Ghana Art Teachers Association - Ghana Association of Visual Artists and Afro Dance & Creative Arts will sponsor a visual arts exhibition called "Ghana Life:A Cultural Reflection" at the National Centre for Culture in Accra.
And as part of the exhibition we will offer workshops on traditional & contemporary art techniques and traditional African dance and drumming.
Participation in the exhibition has closed, but sign up for workshops is in progress, so if you're going to be in Ghana and are interested, let us know (aba@culturalcollaborative.org) and we'll send you the schedule.

Wherever you are this summer we hope you have a peaceful and creative summer.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Artist Residency in Ghana

If you missed our first call for the residency, we now have space for a few more participants.
If interested, please contact us for details.


Cross Cultural Collaborative
Artists Residency in GHANA
August 17 - August 31, 2015

The residency is open to 10 people who are interested in cultural exchange & collaboration with African artists

Participants will live and work at our cultural center/guest house in a fishing village - will mentor young Ghanaian artists - will exhibit in a gallery in Accra &will learn about the rich culture & traditions of GHANA

Artist can work in (but not limited to) paper - book arts - painting - collage - photography - textiles

If interested in an application contact

There is no application fee,but if accepted the residency cost is $1800.00

INCLUDES: airport pickup - room - meals -one guided visit to Accra - participation at an exhibit at a gallery in Accra - one exhibit catalog - performance by a traditional drum and dance troupe - pre-departure orientation -help with logistics

NOT INCLUDED: airfare and related expenses - art materials

CROSS CULTURAL COLLABORATIVE is a 501 (C) 3 NGO that brings people from different cultures together to interact creatively and strongly believes in mentoring young Ghanaian artists

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Every Meal is a Story

EVERY MEAL IS A STORY is about African cooking. It contains some recipes and many observations about the culture of food in Ghana. The recipes have been tested on visitors to Aba House,our cultural center/guest house in an African village, and the observations have been collected based on our 30 years interacting with people in Ghana.
Copies can be ordered through PAYPAL ( aba@culturalcollaborative.org) and cost is $20.00 which includes shipping in the USA.
Start the new year by trying one of our recipes.