“Through my community-art event, Crochet Jam, I do not dictate the creativity process. Participants maintain their agency. There is no need to please me. I have no authority over anyone. I am just the guy facilitating the event. I am just a man on the street, standing behind a folding table that’s covered with stripes of torn and cut fabric. I teach single-stitch crochet using a handmade wooden hook and torn strips of fabric. The learning curve is about five minutes. Once you learn the technique, I have no more to teach. The fabric then becomes the teacher.” Ramekon O’Arwister, an African American artist and gifted community weaver, shares more in this wonderful excerpt.
About the Matty
I grew up in the small town of Amesbury Massachusetts, 30mins north of Boston MA. I Spent most of my summers on Sebago Lake and thats where I fell in love with Maine. After working in many radio stations from Boston to Portland ME, I find myself here! Bangor, ME and I love it! I was Born early 90s and love the music we play! Feel free to reach me on social @MattyOnAir