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Internationally known, Gambian artist Saihou Omar Njie will educate workshop participants on the history of batik making, an art form commonly employed in East Asia and West Africa, and instruct participants on how to make a batik of their own. Saihou guest-starred on an episode of the critically acclaimed PBS show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, in which he demonstrated how to create Batik art and sewed a vest for Mr. Rogers in the process. It was the only episode in which Mr. Rogers did not wear his signature cardigan and instead wore the artist’s vest!

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